Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Groove Armada vs. Richie Havens

Groove Armada - An electronic music group from Cambridge, England. One of their most popular works is their 2000 international hit "I See You Baby", remixed by Fatboy Slim in the Big Beat style, with the repeated chorus line "I see you baby....Shakin' that ass."

Richie Havens - An African American folk singer and guitarist from Brooklyn, NY. He followed up the success of his opening performance at the Woodstock music festival in 1969 with a rendition of George Harrison's "Here Comes the Sun".

You're probably asking yourself what these 2 seemingly disparate artists are doing in the same post.....Well, since you wondered -

Released on September 11, 2001, Groove Armada's album Goodbye Country (Hello Nightclub)contains the track "Little By Little" featuring vocals by none other than folk legend Richie Havens. I was thrilled to have learned of this pairing a few years back and immediately went searching for the song online. Let's just say, I was not disappointed.

From Richie's website - "This collaboration with Groove Armada presented Richie to a whole new audience, and sold out tours of Ireland and England were soon to follow, including a return to England's legendary Glastonbury Festival, where he played with his own band and then joined Groove Armada on stage for a performance the BBC would call one of the highlights of the three-day festival."

Check out this track, found online courtesy of Look for Richie's vocal to come in just after the 2:00 mark.

For another Groove Armada/Richie Havens collaboration, check out "Hands of Time".

...this one should work

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great Blog!!!
Trying to hear "Little by Little",
but it does not play,
can you help?