Stop Me Medly
Version (Sampler), Album Coming Out July 10
I had already started another post but this just came in the mail today from the good folks at Giant Step, so I switched gears and decided to post this. I saw the video for this song last week via the Fader Blog and have been on the lookout for it since. This is a combination of The Smiths’ “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” from Strangeways, Here We Come (1987) and Diana Ross & The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” from The Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland (1966) and it features Daniel Merriweather on vocals.
This song has reportedly reached #2 on the UK pop charts and I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s well-received here too, especially as it’s coming close on the heels of the growing success of his production of Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen.
Obviously a lot of people have attempted to recreate the analog early seventies sound with varying degrees of success and it seems that Mark has a solid grasp on what makes it work. The first hint was came with his funk cover of “Just” on the Exit Music: Songs for Radio Heads compilation that I posted last year. Then came the brilliant pairing of the Dap-Kings with Amy Winehouse and now this (he returned to the Daptone Studios to record portions of “Valerie” for this album). I suppose the all retro/analog/covers thing could wear thin but I’m not sick of it yet and I have the feeling that Mark Ronson has the good sense to switch it up before people tire of it.
Dale, is this the song you played me on the train?
>> songs are available for two weeks [5.0 MB]