Verve Remixed, Vol. 4
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||Cry Me a River (Truth & Soul Remix)||Dinah Washington||2:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Gimme Some (Mike Mangini Remix)||Nina Simone||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||There Was a Time (Kenny Dope Remix)||James Brown & The Famous Flames||5:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||California Soul (Diplo/Mad Decent Remix)||Marlena Shaw||4:09||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||Take Care of Business (Pilooski Remix)||Nina Simone||3:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Bim Bom (Psapp Remix)||Astrud Gilberto||3:49||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tenderly (Mocky Remix)||Anita O'Day||4:45||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tea for Two (Chris Shaw Remix)||Sarah Vaughan||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dilo Como Yo (Antibalas Remix)||Patato Y Totico||5:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Evil Ways (Karriem Riggins Remix)||Willie Bobo||2:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Everybody Loves the Sunshine (9th Wonder Remix)||Roy Ayers Ubiquity||4:05||$1.29||View In iTunes|
||I Get a Kick Out of You (Cinematic Orchestra Remix)||Ella Fitzgerald||4:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Take the "a" Train (Mint Royale Remix)||Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington and His Orchestra||3:35||Album Only||View In iTunes|
A good buy for jazz fans
Last week I picked this up at the shop (though I prefer vinyl) and was quite pleased, although to be honest it's a little more laid-back than the other releases in the series. I would have waited had I known 'Take the A Train' was available with the download. Being a singer myself I appreciate how on this album the original vocals are emphasized in the mix, for the most part. My faves were the Nina, Patato, Willie, and Roy ones, not to mention the James Brown one, which I found in particular to be outstanding. I was disappointed by the Ella one--a little too low-fi for my liking. I hope there's more in the series, plus that the bonus disc of the box set could be available separately for those who already have the other discs in the series.
Not the best Verve Remixed
The first Verve Remixed was excellent, the second also notable, but this fourth one is a bit of a let down. Get it only if you are really a fan of Verve Remixed. All songs are 3-star in my opinion.
Verve Records Does It Again!
Verve Remixed 1-3 were among the first remixed jazz albums I purchased and I thought they would be hard to top. But this album does not disappoint. The remixed interpretations are not over the top - seems like each artist's voice takes precedence over the music itself - as it should be.