ROCK Sex has gotta keep on walkin'!
Today, how one great riff leaves footprints through many great tracks.
In this more obscure song, Wilson Pickett paves a rough trail with the funky riff on the verses, but wanders away on the chorus.
WILSON PICKETT -"Mojo Mamma" (1967)
This Reggae cover senses that the real trail was in the verses.
SOUND DIMENSION -"Mojo Rocksteady" (1968)
But it took Edwin Starr to go all the way, making a bold trail out of that verse riff as the whole swing of a new song.
EDWIN STARR -"25 Miles" (1968)
Here's DON VARNER walking in Wilson Pickett's shoes but clearly on Edwin Starr's road.
DON VARNER - "Mojo Mama" (1969)
As a smash hit, the song becomes a standard with paths for interpretation.
LONNIE SMITH -"25 Miles" (1970)
This Rock'n'Soul band renames Edwin Starr's road and broadens it.
THE MOB -"Give It To Me" (1971)
Here comes HipHop to electric boogaloo down Broadway.
COOKIE CREW -"Got To Keep On" (1989)
And not long behind is a Big Beat band who keeps on trucking!
THE THREE AMIGOS -"25 Miles" (2001)
© Tym Stevens
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