Thursday Music: Red Spot Rhythm Section: medley of some oldies/goodies: Tainted Love and Boys Don’t Cry.

For those of you of a certain vintage, you may remember Soft Cell’s Tainted Love and the Cure’s Boys Don’t Cry. So you can discover a contemporary take on these gems. For the rest of you, just sit back and listen and enjoy!

https://redspotrhythmsection.bandcamp.com/album/tainted-love-boys-dont-cry

From the bands information around these covers:

“Tainted Love” was written by Ed Cobb and originally recorded by Gloria Jones in 1964. It became a worldwide smash after being covered by U.K. synth-pop duo Soft Cell in 1981. Red Spot Rhythm Section’s version features Fort Myers-based vocalist Claire Liparulo, singer and guitarist from Jump Up recording artists The Freecoasters, and has a distinctly neo-soul vibe reminiscent of Alabama Shakes and The Dap-Kings.

“Boys Don’t Cry” is one of the most beloved songs by The Cure and was released in the UK as a stand-alone single in June, 1979. It is the title track on The Cure’s first singles compilation, released in February, 1980. Red Spot Rhythm Section’s take incorporates elements of Calypso and Reggae and features Chicago vocalist Erthe St. James.

And for music spelunkers: Red Spot Rhythm Section! Claire Liparulo! Erthe St. James!

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