AL FINGERS – What’s Going On / War (7″ Single)

Al Fingers SF001: 22nd October 2007
1. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On (Truth & Rights Remix)
“Father, father, we don’t need to escalate, you see, war is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate, you know we’ve got to find a way, to bring some lovin’ here today”
2. Edwin Starr – War (The Buzz Remix)
“War I despise, ‘cos it means destruction of innocent lives, war means tears to thousands of mother’s eyes, when their sons gone to fight and lose their lives”

‘What’s Going On (Truth & Rights Remix)’ is a clever mashup of the vocal from Marvin Gaye’s eternal Soul anthem ‘What’s Going On’ and the melodic Reggae music from Johnny Osbourne’s ‘Truth & Rights’.  It’s a blend so inspired and seamless that I even started imaging Marvin’s voice had had a Jamaican accent all along.  It’s not dissimilar to ‘Police & Thieves’ and perhaps even better than Marvin’s original, which is some achievement!  ‘War (The Buzz Remix)’ isn’t better than the original or as good as the A-side but it’s still a damn fine bootleg.  Edwin Starr’s muscular vocals are laid over a funky instrumental called ‘The Buzz’ (From a compilation of the same name).

Click here to buy the 7″ from Juno Records.

Here are the ingredients of this delicious recipe:

Johnny Osbourne – Truth & Rights mp3
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On mp3
Troy Rami – The Buzz mp3
Edwin Starr – War mp3

Click here to buy the ‘What’s Going On’ album from HMV for the criminal price of £3.99.

Click here to buy this great Edwin Starr double CD (Featuring ‘War’) from HMV.

Click here to watch a truly spellbinding performance of ‘What’s Going On’ via YouTube.

Click here to watch a video of Edwin Starr’s ‘War’ on YouTube.

While you’re at it, check out this superb mashup video featuring Edwin Starr.

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2 Comments to “AL FINGERS – What’s Going On / War (7″ Single)”

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