12.13.2005 | I've got the Verve

Check out The Verve Remixed Complete Box Set on Amazon.com. A friend recently introduced me to the collection via (legally purchased) CD. iTunes also has a version that costs $10 more but comes with bonus tracks. It's an eclectic collection of some old jazz standards electrified with some funky fresh beats. Here are my favorite (non-bonus) tracks from the collection:

Spanish Grease 7:26
Willie Bobo (Dorfmeister con madrid de los austrias muga reserva mix)

How Long Has This Been Going On 4:57
Carmen McRae (MJ Cole Remix)

Return To Paradise 5:52
Shirley Horn (Mark De Clive-Lowe Remix)

Strange Fruit 3:19
Billie Holiday (Tricky Remix)

Hare Krishna 6:57
Tony Scott (King Britt Remix)

Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? 4:58
Dinah Washington (Rae and Christian Remix)

Summertime 6:50
Sarah Vaughan (UFO Remix)

Manteca 6:53
Dizzy Gillespie (Funky Lowlives Remix)

Sinnerman 4:35
Nina Simone (Felix Da Housecat's Heavenly House Mix)

Whatever Lola Wants 4:40
Sarah Vaughan (Gotan Project Remix)
Blues From Brother George Jackson 5:11
Archie Shepp (Mondo Grosso Next Wave Mix)

Do What You Wanna 5:24
Ramsey Lewis (Mr. Scruff's Soul Party Mix)

Soul Sauce 4:16
Cal Tjader (Fila Brazillia Remix)

Fried Neckbones And Some Home Fries 4:30
Willie Bobo (Dan The Automator Remix)

Just One of Those Things 4:48
Blossom Dearie (Brazilian Girls Remix)

Little Girl Blue 5:18
Nina Simone (Postal Service Remix)

Sing, Sing, Sing 6:07
Anita O'Day (RSL Remix)

Fever 4:38
Sarah Vaughan (Adam Freeland Remix)

The Gentle Rain 6:01
Astrud Gilberto (RJD2 Remix)

Peter Gunn 5:08
Sarah Vaughan (Max Sedgley Remix)

Stay Loose 3:20
Jimmy Smith (Lyrics Born Remix)

There's also a parallel set of albums called Verve Unmixed – the old jazz standards without the funky fresh beats. The best ones of these worth downloading are "Strange Fruit" and "Do What You Wanna."

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