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    BJ Smith - Hey Ya!

    Cover versions are always at their best when they take the original song to places it never went before, which this version of Hey Ya! most certainly does. Imagine Adventure Time's Jake and Finn bursting out into song and what comes out of their animated mouths just happens to be a cover of Outkast's most enduring hit 'Hey Ya'. If sunshine could be captured on vinyl, it would sound like this.

    Starting with an acoustic guitar, Hey Ya! builds into a rich collage that goes through folk, onto balearic and bounces to a close with a reggae groove. It is best enjoyed at sunset or sunrise with a cool drink in hand.

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    Prototype is made for Mr Smith's style; essentially it always was a wistful, dream-like folky number. However, after a fairly faithful start, things eventually end up in a very different place as this version becomes a fuller, more wholesome experience.

    BJ Smith takes it right out of Atlanta folk territory and into Philly Soul with brass stabs, string sweeps and keys supplementing the already gorgeous bassline. Extra harmonies and playful guitars also add to the heady, '70s style. Later in the track it is the 1990s that provides the inspiration as the familiar brass riff from the early Outkast classic SpottieOttieDopaliscious makes a very welcome appearance, a moment any hip hop connoisseur will relish.

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Cover versions are always at their best when they take the original song to places it never went before, which this version of Hey Ya! most certainly does. Imagine Adventure Time's Jake and Finn bursting out into song and what comes out of their animated mouths just happens to be a cover of Outkast's most enduring hit 'Hey Ya'. If sunshine could be captured on vinyl, it would sound like this.

Starting with an acoustic guitar, Hey Ya! builds into a rich collage that goes through folk, onto balearic and bounces to a close with a reggae groove. It is best enjoyed at sunset or sunrise with a cool drink in hand.

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from Dedications to the Greats part 2, track released July 21, 2014
Written By Andre Benjamin
Publisher Gnat Booty Music & Chrysalis Music

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