Umami – Sunny – Bobby Hebb cover version #coverversion Friday

This week’s cover is technically more of a remix, but it was so artfully and respectfully handled, that I just has to post it.

Umami is comprised of German Duo of Sam and Robert who put together a cracking rework of Bobby Hebb’s beautful acoustic soul record ‘Sunny’ which ranks very highly on my list of all time feel-good pop songs.

Umami – Sunny

“Sunny” has been covered by everyone from Jamiroqui and Marvin Gaye to Frank Sinatra (even a surprisingly tender version by Leonard Nimoy aka Mr Spock), and I’ve posted some of my favourite versions down below the original.

It’s always great to hear a classic rework make its way to the dancefloor.

Bobby Hebb – “Sunny” (1966)

Jamiroquai – Sunny cover version

Frank Sinatra – Sunny cover version

Marvin Gaye – Sunny cover version

Leonard Nimoy – Sunny cover version

Bobby Hebby Sunny album cover

Marvin Gaye Birthday Mix

It’s Mr Sexual Healing’s birthday in April and to celebrate, DJ Spinna has released a mix of classic, rare and remixed Marvin Gaye tracks. The mix pulls in at just under 2 hours and the classic Marvin Gaye sound is complemented by DJ Spinna‘s craftsmanship.

Marvin Gaye

For some more Marvin Gaye magic, have a listen to the remix I posted last year on the legend’s birthday.
Marvin Gaye – I Want You (David Panda Remix)

Tune of the week: Marvin Gaye – I Want You (David Panda’s wanted version)

This is one of those rare times where I get goosebumps on my arms and a shiver down my spine on the first spin of a track. It was the same feeling I got when I heard James Brown for the first time and the same tingle I got from Liberian Girl. This is a seriously soulful re-edit of one of my favourite Marvin Gaye joints (I’m a big Marvin Fan). I found this while digging around on SoundCloud and all I can say is hot damn David Panda!)

Marvin Gaye

Have a listen for yourself to see what I’m on about. And I think it’s especially appropriate since today (April 2) Marvin would have turned 71 years young.