Monday, June 27, 2011

Voodoo Blues

Here is a great version of Marvin Gaye's soulful 1971 classic "Inner City Blues" by the German band leader and musician James Last. This funky and interesting rendition of the song was included on James Last's album Voodoo-Party, which was also released in 1971. The Voodoo-Party record represents one of Last's more obscure and funkier records. On this rendition of "Inner City Blues", Last does a nice job here giving the song a bit more of a laid back vibe led by the song's choir-style vocals that are very reminiscent of The Joubert Singers' Paradise Garage classic "Stand On The Word". James Last deserves much credit here for successfully taking an all-time Marvin Gaye classic and making it his own. Enjoy!

James Last - Inner City Blues

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