Recycle It!: Rahsaan Does The James Blake 'Scream'
Thursday, December 1, 2011
On a day to day basis, I find out that I'm surprisingly not that subdued enough for dub-step wonder kid James Blake. I wish I was, but alas I'm corny and bouncy and will rather listen to Debbie Gibson instead because hell, melancholy melodies don't always cure the mopes--cheesy pop does. Sorry if you're one who can find musical rapture with his self-titled debut album. I envy you, because I wish that there weren't moments on it that reminded me of when out of boredom I'll do Google Translate Beatbox (loads of pointless fun at link). Still when Blake puts his vocals to good use like on Feist's "The Limit To Your Love" and original track, "The Wilhem's Scream"---that's when I perked my ears up and care---because he sounded great on those and had this spaced out Hall & Oates thing going on.
I also care when Rahsaan Patterson sings, like really really care. Such the case when he tries James Blake's "The Wilhem's Scream" on for size and well---wins. He pulled out this cover and smothered it over really nicely during a live stint in the UK back in September during promotion for his excellent Bluephoria project. Someone had the good sense to record this on their celly and upload it, and here it is for your enjoyment if you missed out on it the first time this swirled around like I. After the cut is James Blake's original, just so you can compare and contrast.