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Verve, remixed²
Verve Records (Firm)
Publication Information:
Universal City, Calif. : Verve : Distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution, [2003]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Jazz vocals remixed by various DJs.

Compact disc.
Manteca : The Funky Lowlives rmix (Dizzy Gillespie) -- Sinnerman : Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House remix (Nina Simone) -- Whatever Lola wants : Gotan Project remix (Sarah Vaughan) -- Brother where are you? : Matthew Herbert remix (Oscar Brown, Jr.) -- Slap that bass : Miguel Migs Petalpusher remix (Ella Fitzgerald) -- Blues for Brother George Jackson : Mondo Grosso Next Wave mix (Archie Shepp) -- Angel eyes : Layo & Bushwacka remix (Ella Fitzgerald) -- Do what you wanna : Mr. Scruff's Soul Party mix (Ramsey Lewis) -- Soul sauce : Fila Brazillia remix (Cal Tjader) -- Fried neckbones and some home fries : Dan the Automator remix (Willie Bobo) -- Naima's love song : DJ Spinna remix (Betty Carter) -- Mama : Metro Area Birthday dub (Hugh Maskella) -- Here's that rainy day : Koop remix (Astrudo Gilberto) -- Black is the color of my true love's hair : Jaffa remix (Nina Simone).
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Format :
Music CD


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Verve Unmixed, Vol. 2 is a disc of originals to accompany the release of Verve Remixed, Vol. 2, a disc of post-rave dance reworkings from the catalog of post-bop's most important label. While such an undertaking shouldn't be considered "Verve's Greatest Hits," dance fans especially will find common ground with the remixers who chose the selections -- making it a solid point of entry for those beginning to pursue influences back to the '50s and '70s. It's understandable that groove music makes a larger impression here than improv; thus the CD includes the furious Dizzy Gillespie jam "Manteca" (one of his career highlights), the brassy bombast of Archie Shepp's "Blues for Brother George Jackson" (one artist on Mo' Wax, Attica Blues, is actually named after the LP it's taken from), and a pair of Latin music touchstones -- Cal Tjader's "Soul Sauce (Guachi Guaro)" and Willie Bobo's "Fried Neck Bones and Some Home Fries." Also making appearances are supper-club phenoms Oscar Brown, Jr. and Ramsey Lewis, vocal jazz iconoclasts Nina Simone and Betty Carter, and Brazilian Astrud Gilberto, whose imperfect voice lends a sublime melancholia to "Here's That Rainy Day." ~ John Bush