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Mr Magic
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eddstarr
Ohhhh,  so that's what that tune is called!!!


Now that I know what it's called I can go over all the hundreds of versions out there on YouTube. And given that, I'm amused at all the various takes other artists have lavished on this music.

Nothing quite matches up to the "Cannonball" original version, in my opinion. Nothing else "feels" right but I do like the take in this version:


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Mr Magic
Just as good as Cannonball's version.
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eddstarr
Mr Magic wrote :

Just as good as Cannonball's version.
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There must be hundreds of takes on Cannonball's original but I find his version has a kind of intensity thaat makes the others sound kinda flat to my ears.

Kudos to you for bringing this to Retro-Daze. Now I can talk about this tune by name and watch as everyone goes right to Marvin Gaye's, "Mercy, Mercy Me:


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