VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Waiting In Vain Mixtape”


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4 Responses to “VARIOUS ARTISTS / “Waiting In Vain Mixtape””

vee Says:
November 10th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

I can’t find a favorite. It’s one of my favorite Marley tunes, along with 3 Little Birds, and Exodus. I’ve recommended this site old and young music lovers for education and appreciation. be Blessed.


Erinn Says:
November 11th, 2009 at 3:01 am

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!


Kiini Ibura Says:
November 11th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

Baba, this is a wonderful collection of music. It was quite an adventure to listen to. I had, of course, heard the Annie Lennox version before, but in this context it seemed more heartwrenching and somehow made me feel melancholy and pained as if I were really waiting in vain. But then the braggadocious Cutty Ranks quickly brought a smile to my face. I especially enjoyed MYMP the vocalist’s voice was so sweet and the acoustic guitar brought me to an island, a very beautiful, sparkling, and breezy feel to it. And I loved Marisa Lindsay’s she really made the song her own. It was like a funk throwdown, but she kept going back to the familiar structures of the song. I liked the arrangement of the background vocals too. I look forward to hearing more from/about her.

The mixed just seemed to get sweeter towards the end. Loved the drums in Gilberto Gil’s and of course Diane Reeves was beautiful.

Thanks for sharing Baba, it was quite a treat. I think I’ll listen again tomorrow!


Qawi Robinson Says:
November 12th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Aw Kalamu, the Floetry version…they could sing that to me anytime. LOL! The MYMP is a distant second. I agree with Kiini, the Cutty Ranks version was funny with the ad libs, but that’s what I’d expect from him. The Marvin Gaye mash up left me confused…I think my brain started to itch after hearing that one.

The Lou Pride version was the best though and the most sincere. It almost sounds like it could’ve pre-dated the original. The keys on the bridge, the hook and the chorus…what can I say. I had to rewind that one. Marisa’s version was also good. It was like a a funky Erykah Badu version. Good pick. Also got a rewind. Dianne Reeves…can you say classic.

Jody’s??? I got lost in it. The alternate Bob version (#13) was also off a bit. Did they just lay his vocals over a synthed track. Something sounds a little disjoint about this one. The last one though sounds more earthy. Bob was jamming!

Didn’t Lauryn Hill record a version too?


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