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Tune du Jour: “We People Who Are Darker Than Blue” – Curtis Mayfield
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Lloyd Chalmers vs. Sinead O’Connor
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So Where Are the Strong, And Who Are the Trusted, And Where is the Broccoli, Sweet Broccoli!

So Where Are the Strong, And Who Are the Trusted, And Where is the Broccoli, Sweet Broccoli!

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I have to admit, before this weekend I had never heard this song, We People Who Are Darker Than Blue. I was taking in some reggae covers when I heard Lloyd Chalmer’s rendition. I looked up Curtis Mayfield’s original version and discovered one outstanding song! Sheesh, where have I been?!!?

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The Original

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Curtis Mayfield:

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And an excellent live version:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Lloyd Chalmers vs. Sinead O’Connor

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Lloyd Chalmers:

Sinead O’Connor:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

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