Finding gems in the Verve catalog is as easy as finding oil in Dick Cheney’s stock portfolio.The iconic jazz label has honored its bountiful repertoire of songs with tasteful remixes anchored by Verve’s pantheon of female vocalists: Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn, Ella Fitzgerald and Astrud Gilberto. A few numbers allow the modern day knob-twirler to make a unique mark on the original beyond a few new beats and breaks. Antibalas layer the Afro-beat into the Patato & Totico Latin jazz meditation, “Dilo Como Yo.” Cinematic Orchestra lazily pulls back the r.p.m. on Ella’s “I Get a Kick out of You.” The mix of Remixed itself peaks, then winds down slowly.
hot on elephant
A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 1,370 share Learn to Rock your Social Media & Write Mindfully with Waylon Lewis & Elephant’s Editors. 5 shares 2017’s First Full Moon in Cancer: Everything we Want is on the Other Side of Fear. 22,558 shares Why I Snort Raw Cacao. 9,314 shares The Best Marriage Advice from a Divorced Woman. 1,973 share If you Love her, Don’t Destroy Her. 6,749 shares The True Meaning of Friday the 13th (isn’t what we think). 5,231 shares How to Disentangle ourselves from Karmic Relationships that Drive us Crazy. 146 shares You’ve Ruined Me for Anyone Else. 1,730 share 2017 is The Year of Kali, Goddess of Endings & Beginnings. 2,549 shares