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With Great Music comes Great Responsibility

Dear Friends

We are so very proud and happy to see all the traffic we have been having on our site. Its great to see so many returning visits and to see so many downloads and users on our music and web app.

We love to see that so many people are enjoying and using our site.

However, With Great Music comes Great Responsibility

Since our server can not handle all the traffic we are generating, we have to go out and spend all our money on switching to our own server. Since 4 years we have been serving great music and we asked for nothing back – Now we ask all our phentermine dear Music Loving Friends out there to support the blog and our hard work by purchasing one of our sweats or shirts. All the profits will go towards migrating to a new server and the further development of the site apps, and the overall music platform.

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We are honored

We may not be the biggest music blog yet but we know we are going the right way and doing the job good when we get a snap of our logo on a fan/ friends arm.
Its great to have all the great fans out there and be able to spread our love for music with you all.

Love Fat Berri


Cover It Up: But Take Care


Cover It Up: But Take Care

Rihanna and Drake. Not the usual Berri-suspects, but their track “I’ll Take Care Of You” from Drake’s 2011 album “Take Care” is, in this case, worth keeping in remand.

Rihanna & Drake – I’ll Take Care Of You

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Guilty of blasphemy? I will judge later.

First we’ll take a look at Beth Hart and Joe Bonamassa’s version, also released in 2011. Actually a pretty decent take, even though, I’m not really in to Beth Hart’s semi-Winehouse AA-style. Oh and did I mention that Joe Bonamassa is buffing the banana at 3:20?

Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – I’ll Take Care Of You

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Back to Rihanna and Drake’s version: You will probably recognize the production from last weeks cover spot-member Jamie XX. In January 2011, his remix of Gill Scott-Heron’s version of “I’ll Take Care Of You” set the way for the 13-track remix album entitled “We’re New Here”.

Gil Scott-Heron And Jamie XX – I’ll Take Care Of You

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And here, Gill Scott-Herons masterpiece, is inevitable. Released just a year earlier on his 13th and final studio album “I’m New Here”:

Gil Scott-Heron – I’ll Take Care Of You

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I like the work of Jamie XX, but I basically think it was a mistake to remix that album.

Back on track and a decade earlier, Etta James justifies her place in blues-history with twenty-third studio album Love & the Blues including today’s track “I’ll Take Care Of You”

Etta James – I’ll Take Care Of You

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Before hitting the original version, I’ll have to mention former Screaming Trees front man Mark Lanegan’s version from 1999, Crescent City soul queen Irma Thomas’ version from 1988 and the raw 69-version by O.V. Wright. All of them worth a listen, but I think Gill Scott-Heron’s version kind of summarizes those very well.

Finally it all ends up with Brook Benton and his writing of today’s song “I’ll Take Care Of You”.
Benton, however, seems to have never recorded the track. Instead, blues lion Bobby “Blue” Bland claimed it as his own, cutting it for Duke Records in 1959. What a twist….

Bobby “Blue” Bland – I’ll Take Care Of You

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Ending notes: I’m not very happy about either the Rihanna/Drake version or the Jamie XX Remix. I think the track’s essence lies in the blues. The pain of the original has been reinterpreted brilliantly by all of the above artists (including Van Morrison and Mick Hucknall) but I just can’t feel sorry for Jamie and his chart-darling friends, though you have to give them credit for actualizing today’s cover song.

//Theodor Clausen


Cover It Up: Teardrops

Theodor Clausen is going to be posting a weekly post on a single track and it’s various cover versions.
There are a lot of great cover versions out there. A cover version sometimes can be better then the original and other times a well functioning track should just be left alone and enjoyed.
Follow Theodor’s new category “Cover It Up” once a week with tracks that are reborn in new versions.

We are looking forward to it as there are quite a few diamonds in the rough out there.
So here is the first post on ‘Cover It Up

Cover it up. Tear it down

By Theodor Clausen

The self-titled debut of London band The XX was that kind of album that filled in a gap most of us didn’t know existed. On the bonus disc we found “Teardrops”, a heartbreaker’s banger and one of my favourite tracks from the genre-defining debut.

The Xx, Teardrops

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Three years later, and gamers of Grand Theft Auto IV will hear Joss Stone’s version of “Teardrops” on the fictional in-game station “Vice City FM”.

Joss Stone, Teardrops

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So far so good but this is only the tip of the iceberg.

Year 1998 and the mainstream listeners in England are going nuts in UK-garage inspired pop music. Lovestation takes advantage of that situation and bangs out this version:

Lovestation, Teardrops – Flava 7″ Mix

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I bet Craig David would have loved to do that version.

At that point, most people probably know the track “Teardrops” from Elton John’s twenty-fourth studio album “Duets”. It came out in 1993 and featured k.d. lang on the first track of the album; “Teardops”.

Elton John & k.d. lang, Teardrops

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For those of you who are not familiar with Elton John: Ignorance is bliss.
So now we are finally getting there. I will save you for German pop band No Angels, Australian singer Kate Alexa and Sugababes’ versions. They are all too miserable to elaborate on.

So what is yet to be mentioned is the year of 1988 and in this case Womack & Womack’s fourth studio album, Conscience. Fast-forward to track five and you find nothing less than the original version of “Teardrops”. In this context you will definitely find me on the “original” support team.
But listen yourself, which version do you prefer?

Womack & Womack, Teardrops 

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