OSF: If I Could Sing, I’d Want To Sound Like x Double Bonus
What’s Happening?! ….sorry…couldn’t resist.
It’s OSF time again. This week’s theme is “If I Could Sing, I’d Want To Sound Like…” and it’s pretty near and dear to my heart too, as I used to create music once upon a time. Over the years I found my own sound but way back in the day there were certain crooners (no Alfalfa) that owned voices I wished I could emulate. Starting with:
A: Boyz II Men – “Please Don’t Go”
I’ll spare you of all the stories about the singing group me and the fellas had back in school and how we would dress up in our Alex Vanderpool finest, while harmonizing “Motownphilly” or their album namesake and very moving cover of George Curtis Cameron‘s “Cooley High” classic “It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye To Yesterday” for any one who would listen. Plus, I just knew I was Wanya.
That’s a story for another time. Moving on…
As I got older and more versed in different artists from the past, I felt that out of all the voices out there, I would have loved to have Russell Thompkins, Jr.’s falsetto. Especially when it came to:
B: The Stylistics – “Hurry Up This Way Again”
The dude’s voice is an instant Groupie maker…
As a Bonus, I decided to give you all a stream/download of a track I did back in those salad days that hasn’t seen the light of day in years.
SquarerootZ – “Where I Fit In”
Just in case that floated your boat a little bit, here’s a Double Bonus. It’s a copy of the EP I made before getting frustrated with the industry and sticking to writing about other people’s music instead.
Download: SquarerootZ – Strictly 4 the Masses EP