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Slippery People

So I finally joined the 21st century and got Netflix On Demand, which, btw, is utter shite.There are a few gems in there however not the least which is Breaking Bad, of which I’d also been sleeping on up until about two weeks ago (yeah yeah I gotta join this decade as well). Anyway watching poor Walt go down the rabbit hole, all I can hear in the back of my head is the War song Slippin’ Into Darkness. I’m sure we’ve all had our moments, I know I certainly have. Though my demons probably stop a little short of cooking meth and literally dissolving the competition (I once ate cupcakes everyday for like an entire month. Just call me the Heisenberg of Sprinkles). Anyway I’ve just cracked into Season 4 of BB so Shhhhhh, don’t anybody spoil anything.
So where was I, oh yeah, the 70s multi-ethnic latin funk combo War. Slippin’ into today’s covers I’m going to lead with with a rare Afro-Rock version by Nigeria’s The Funkees. I also have a nickel bag of funky reggae and dub renditions from Carl Bradney, Sly & Robbie, Black Uhuru and Nonalinians. And as for the rest, Ramsey Lewis, Cleveland Eaton & The Kats, Dayton Sidewinders, Nafro, Tony And Reality and Beggar & Co. they’re all funkier than 19 yards of chitlins, with sardines and onions on the side.

The Funkees – Slippin’ Into Darkness

Carl Bradney - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Sly & Robbie - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Black Uhuru - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Nonalinians - Slippin’ Into Darkness

Ramsey Lewis - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Cleveland Eaton & The Kats - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Dayton Sidewinders - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Nafro - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Tony And Reality - Slippin’ Into Darkness
Beggar & Co - Slippin’ Into Darkness

Enjoy!
LS

PS For those in Thee Versions Galore Facebook Fanclub not wearing leather vests and pumping black power fists during the 70s, got the original on the wall for you…

 

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5 Responses to “Slippery People”

  1. Marco On The Bass Says:

    THANK YOU! One of my favorite songs of all time and the reggae covers are all amazing!

  2. Jos Says:

    Love the tag ‘Clipping paths are a bitch.’ Been there!

  3. Versions Galore Says:

    @Marco
    Yer mighty welcome, as always…

    @Jos
    A fellow Adobe victim. My heart goes out to you brother :-)

  4. jonder Says:

    Your post title reminds me that I wish an Elvis impersonator would do a cover of “Slippery People”. I can hear it in my head. ELVIS: “Whassa matter with him?” THE JORDANAIRES: “He’s alright!” ELVIS: “I see his face” JORDANAIRES: “The Lord won’t mind!”

  5. Versions Galore Says:

    jonder, thats hilarious, I used to picutre it that same way but with James Brown and the JBs. LOL.

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