colour
scheme
Browse
Vinyl
CDs
Original Vinyl
New Arrivals

Back In Stock
Features
Keith Mansfield

John Barry

KPM

Guru

Releases Of The Day

Genres
2014 RECORD STORE DAY

2Tone. Reggae. Ska.

Afro. Latin. Brazilian. World

Boogie. Disco. Electro

Broken Beat / New Jazz

Deepstep. D&B. Breaks

Electronica. Leftfield

Folk. Pop. Rock. Psyche.

Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues

Hip Hop. Beats

House. Techno

Japanese Imports

Jazz

Library. S/Trax. D/Tempo.

Rarities 12s

Rarities 7s

Rarities LPs

Re-Edits

Reissue 45s

Other Products
ALI AUGUR PRINTS

APPAREL/ BAGS / SLIPMATS

BLUES AND SOUL

BOOKS

DVDS

EDDIE OTCHERE PRINTS

JULES MANN SCREEN PRINTS

MAGS: VARIOUS

RECORD CLEANER

TEES

WAX POETICS/ SHOOK/ CHASER

Shopping
My Account

View Basket

Checkout

Advanced Search
Security Notice
Connect
If Music Radio Show

If Music on MySpace

Events Photos

If Music Twitter

Where We Are

Contact Us
Rss Feeds
New Arrivals Rss Feed

Podcast Rss Feed
Lee Moses - Day Tripper/ Reach Out I'll Be There
Lee Moses
Day Tripper/ Reach Out I'll Be There
JAZZMAN
JM-080
1966
UK
New Vinyl
7 INCH
£5.49

Lee Moses Day Tripper
Lee Moses Reach Out I'll Be There

It was 1966 when lead singer Levi Stubbs of the Four Tops belted out the original version of Reach Out, Iíll be There, reaching No. 1 in the RnB charts in the process. And deservedly so, because this Motown gem is widely regarded as one of the best songs ever recorded. So much so that itís attracted a variety of cover versions, including everything from disco (Gloria Gaynor) to punk (Snuff), from psych (Merrilee Rush) to new romantic (Human League). Thatís all very well, but in my considered opinion the BEST cover version has to be that from little-known soul singer & guitarist Lee Moses. The problem with a cover version arises from its contradictory nature. The song itself has already been created, so how to create something thatís the essentially the same, but different? And then how to make it distinctive, and better? One way is to choose a different style, such as the punk/disco/psych versions mentioned above. Back in 1967 Lee Moses did just that Ė and he chose RAW, HEAVY FUNK as his theme. And wow did he succeed! Itís easy to make a mess of a cover because comparisons are always going to be made with the Ďsuperiorí original. But I think itís fair to say here that Moses blows the Four Tops into orbit. He rips the Beatles to shreds too, check Day Tripper on the flip for a mind-blowing example of how to put some passion and soul into what was essentially a plod-along pop song. If you want to hear how to do a cover version, take a lead from Lee Moses Ė put some fire, soul, heat n guts into it, and do it better!

Other Releases On JAZZMAN see all  
At Last

 
Etta James
At Last
JAZZMAN
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£17.50
Ethnic Expressions

 
Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth
Ethnic Expressions
JAZZMAN
Jazz
£20.00
The World

 
Spiritual Jazz 5
The World
JAZZMAN
Jazz
£10.50
The World

 
Spiritual Jazz 5
The World
JAZZMAN
Jazz
£19.50

Other Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues see all  
Sweet Thing / Circles

 
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan
Sweet Thing / Circles
ABC
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£5.00
Time And Time Again (You Hurt Me)

 
The Soul Majestic's
Time And Time Again (You Hurt Me)
AL-TOG RECORDING CO. INC.
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£20.00
I'll Be Gone

 
Mary Ann Miles
I'll Be Gone
CELESTE
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£5.00
A Mother's Love

 
Little Gary Ferguson
A Mother's Love
MOTHER RECS. & THE SNARF COMPANY
Funk. Soul. Rhythm & Blues
£12.00