They open the song with solo piano instead of two guitars like the original, allowing the listener to hear all moving parts in one place. Moreover, the method of recording used for this introduction, and the addition of dissonant notes, makes the piano sounds natural and sophisticated. They alter the brass as well, manipulating the opening horn riff just enough to make it unique from the original, a trend that develops throughout the piece; similar sounding enough to create the same energy and feeling, but imaginative enough to gloat about its own knack.
The most unattainable disparity between this rendition and the 1979 version is the singing. Obviously, Maurice White’s vocal ability is nearly impossible to replicate. Instead of trying to perfect the falsetto, Panache Band singer Johan belts the lyrics out in a lower octave. And though at first this may seem like a cop-out, it adds a raspy strength to the vocal line that’s absent in the original. Besides, the overflowing brass section adequately compensates for any lacking high frequencies.
Lastly, they lay the icing on the funk cake with quietly lurking organ riffs throughout—a perfect wildcard addition to make the song their own.”
Listen to Earth, wind & Fire cover of SEPTEMBER by Johan on Reverbnation!
Carla Bruni signed with Universal Music France at the Barclay Logo label in January 2013 for brand new projects launching this fourth album following her 5 year musical hiatus at the Elysées as the Frst Lady of France .
“I cannot look at myself in the mirror if I do not give 100 percent. My ambition is new each day, I have so much to learn and so much to achieve.”
“I wanted to bridge …electronic culture and urban culture, a bridge between black and white people”
“My drug is connecting to the people” David Guetta
Watch Nothing but the Beat the movie here!!!
R.I.P Whitney Houston
August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012
Madonna is the Queen of Pop!
Madonna’s MDNA album is now available for pre-order from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/MDNA – The 18 track Deluxe Edition includes an exclusive remix, which will be available from Friday February 3rd through Monday February 6th only. During this time period the album will be available for $9.99 and you will also receive the digital single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” immediately.
Flashback.. May 4th, 1959 the very First Annual Grammy Awards took place and awarded film composer Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) the very first Album of the Year Award for The Music From Peter Gunn! A half century later, Mancini’s theme The Pink Panther released in 1963 is still alive and kicking and fresh as ever!
One of my ultimate favorite instrumental tracks, The Pink Panther was released as a single in 1964 by RCA Records reaching Top 10 in the Adult Contemporary Billboard and winning 3 Grammy Awards including an Academy Awards nomination for original Music Score. Mancini went on to receive an accolade record number of Grammy Awards, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. Great inspired music is everlasting!