May 26, 2008

California Soul

Anyone watching the Stanley Cup playoffs with any regularity probably has the television commericals memorized by now; I know I do. The Dockers ad runs nearly every break so it isn't all that surprising that I find myself humming the track "California Soul" even when I am nowhere near a television set or a hockey game.





I knew I recognized the track to be an old soul song but I couldn't remember who it was by originally so I turned to Wiki for some insight. Marlena Shaw (Bluenote artist) does the new version featured in the commercial but the original version was penned by Ashford & Simpson in 1969 and released as a single by The Fifth Dimension as well as Marvin Gaye with Tammi Terrell. Mystery solved.




2 comments:

  1. Hmm,

    I like this one...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JtOlqDwdG0

    (even though it's Lupe Fiasco)

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