Covers - double up

This one's quite interesting. Paul Weller's Style Council did a cover of Joe Smooth's Promised Land just a week later the original dropped. Of course, the well-known rockers topped the original by a little known soulful, black house singer. It's all explained here.

Compare for yourself, the songs are below. I dig the original. BTW, it was covered again last year by Findlay Brown, who in turn was remixed by Pilooski and Dimitri from Paris.

Original, Joe Smooth version:

Style Council cover:

Now, what makes this whole thing a bit more interesting is this little twist: Style Council in turn was covered a decade later by Fire Island, a moniker for two UK house producers, working with Loleatta Halloway.

Style Council original:

Fire Island version:

Goes around, comes around, eh?

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