The Revelations – I Forgot To Be Your Lover #coverversion Friday

Today’s cover version is by The Revelations and is taken from the soundtrack to RZA’s “Man With The Iron Fists.’

The original was done by William Bell (not the character from Fringe) back in 1968. I connected with the record when Ludacris sample the hook on the track ‘Growing Pains’ back in the early 2000s, a track that I still love. Jaheim did a fairly decent cover of this as well, and of course Worst Come to Worst by Dilated Peoples also used this track as a base.

The Revelations – I Forgot To Be Your Lover

The Revelations’ cover version adds a little bit of pace and takes the track to a more bluesy place than the super soulful original and Tre Williams puts in a stellar vocal performance. When I gave this track a first listen, I immediately wondered what American Idol shouldacouldawoulda winner Joshua Ledet would do with a track this meaty.

Towards the end, the cover feels a little thin and I find myself prefering the the original’s rough in places feeling. Still a solid cover version of a great track.

Ludacris – Growing Pains

William Bell – I Forgot To Be Your Lover