TOK TOK TOK / “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child”

MP3 13 Sometimes I Feel (Tok).mp3 (6.75 MB)

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3 Responses to “TOK TOK TOK / “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child””

Qawi Robinson Says:
May 15th, 2006 at 10:41 am

What can be said about Mahalia has already been said. Tok Tok is a decent enough performer, but this song makes her sound flat (or maybe I’m just spoiled by the richness of Mahalia’s voice). The ‘jazz’ treatment (ala bass) is nice but almost makes the song sacrilege for “old music” heads.

Sweet Honey In The Rock on the other hand…I wish you profiled them! At first, I wondered how 6-7 ladies can take a typical soloist work and do it. Of course with the fervor, feeling, and soul expected, they did it, with ad-libs to boot. Their version speaks of REDEMPTION with your mother and they did it WITHOUT instruments.

tayari kwa salaam Says:
May 18th, 2006 at 8:55 am

Aight. Can’t help it. Gotta say it. How blessed I am to to have ears to hear! Thanks ever so much, Kalamu, fuh pullin alla these versions of such a passionate classic.

Victor UVE Velasco Says:
May 19th, 2006 at 8:08 am

For the southern soul and hip hop heads, there is a couple of tracks to check: the Ghostface Killa “Motherless Child” cut (with a lot of credible lines there) and the source of the track, O.V. Wright version.

I’m enjoying the Tok Tok Tok one. Thanks.

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