A double post, as one of the tracks was only mastered in Chicago, but the group is a Chi-tilla homegrown giant AND it's a Fela Kuti cover. Up first is the Art Ensemble of Chicago's take on 'Zombie' from their 'Ancient To The Future: Dreaming Of The Masters Series Vol.1' album released in 1987 in Japan only. Side one is all original compositions by the group, while side two is all covers; Jimi Hendrix, Duke Ellington, Bob Marley, Otis Redding and Fela! The CD can be tracked down, good luck finding the record!
LISTEN: ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO: ZOMBIE
Next up is Odell Brown with his version of the Jorge Ben classic 'Mas Que Nada' from his 1967 album "Mellow Yellow', recorded right here in the South Loop at Mar Ten studios! Wicked soul jazz organ workout clocks in at just over seven minutes! The most covered Brazilian song of all time, there are literally hundreds of versions of 'Mas Que Nada'! Dig covers?!?!? Of course you do! Check out more covers of 'Mas Que Nada' and other songs at Versions Galore! CLICK HERE