Monday, 3 October 2011

White Label, Stolen Voices.



I'm not sure what this is apart from really good. Is it an edit, refit, cover,  mash-up? I'm buggered if I know.

Ok, so the concept is that 3 musicians got a pile of obscure tracks by people such as Billie Holiday, John Lennon and Dennis Wilson to name but 3 and took the vocal and a few snippets of the tracks and built their own tunes around them in the style that they felt suited the feel of the vocal. So the Billy MacKenzie vocal is given a Memphis era Elvis like production. On the whole it works but I'm not too sure about the cut-up of Small Hours by John Martyn but that maybe because I love the original so much that touching it is tantamount to sacrilege in my book.

The tracks are collected on a vinyl album which can be purchased for the very resonable price of just £10:49 including postage. The track posted is worth that on it's own.

Jean1 is a reworking of an old Supremes song, 5:30 Plane on which Jean Terrell took lead vocal duties and has been turned into the sort of track that northern soul djs have wet dreams about discovering.

White Label - Jean1

8 comments:

Mondo said...

Bloody Hell - that's gorgeous. It works a treat. Although it needs a video to go viral (it deserves to)

Dubrobots said...

While I'll probably agree with you that whatever has been done with Small Hours is going to be sacrilegious, I'd be interested to know how to get hold of it...

swiss adam said...

Yup, I'll have a bit of that.

drew said...

Here is the link to download the whole album guys.

http://whitelabelstolenvoices.com/

Let me know what you think dubroots, and the rest of you.

davyh said...

Love this one, at least.

Anonymous said...

sounds amazing ,how did these guys do it

Dubrobots said...

Ta for the link Drew, have to say I think you posted by far the best track. It's all kinda clever, and reasonably well done, but it leaves me cold.

The John Martyn one wasn't awful as such, but was completely unnecessary. Reminded me of a track that Howie B did a good few years ago that sampled Solid Air, which I remember being pretty good. Will have to dig it out, if I could only remember what it's called...

howdoesthatonegoagain said...

For what it's worth I'm enjoying the Billy MacKenzie track and the Dennis Wilson one. the latter really just sounds like a missing track from Pacific Ocean Blue - all good round these parts.

Cheers,

g.