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MARTA REN & THE GROOVELVETS: I’m Not Your Regular Woman (2015) + video

I'M Not Your Regular Woman Marta Ren GroovelvetsThat Marta Ren & The Groovelvets album’s been a long time coming and – er – it’s still not here. It won’t be long though apparently and it’s got a name now – Stop, Look, Listen. Before that, here’s this – Marta and the boys’ blistering cover of Lucille Matthis’ ’68 southern soul b-side classic I’m Not Your Regular Woman – which as covers go, is pretty faithful. Now, there is a theory that covers are supposed to do something different to the original – but when you bear in mind that a mint original copy of the Matthis 45 will set you back what is known in Cockney rhyming slang as ‘half a monkey’ and that Ren’s doesn’t compare unfavourably with Matthis’ – this doesn’t seem like a bad idea at all. Especially not with hot Fela Kuti instro pastiche Be Ma Fela on the flip. Players and vid. below…
(Out now on Record Kicks)

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