Neneh Mariann Karlsson, better known as Neneh Cherry, is a Swedish singer-songwriter, occasional DJ and broadcaster. To date, Cherry has released five studio albums under her own name, her first, Raw Like Sushi, was released 1989 and peaked at number three on the UK Album Chart, thanks in large part to the worldwide hit single "Buffalo Stance". Her second studio album was 1992's Homebrew. Four years she released Man, with her next studio album, Blank Project, coming in 2014, her most recent album, Broken Politics, was released in 2018. In addition to releasing these studio albums, she formed the band cirKus in 2006 and has collaborated with The Thing, releasing an album entitled The Cherry Thing in 2012, she performed in a number of punk and post-punk bands in her youth, including The Slits and Rip Rig + Panic. Cherry was born as Neneh Mariann Karlsson in Stockholm, the daughter of Monika "Moki" Karlsson, a Swedish painter and textile artist, the musician Ahmadu Jah. Jah was born in Sierra Leone, the son of a chief, went to Stockholm to study engineering at university.
Cherry's parents separated early and her mother married the influential American jazz musician Don Cherry, who helped raise Cherry since birth. Cherry took her stepfather's surname. Cherry has a half-sister, singer Titiyo, half-brother, record producer Cherno Jah, from her father Ahmadu Jah's marriage to Maylen Jah. Cherry has a half-brother, musician Eagle-Eye Cherry, a stepsister, violinist Jan Cherry, a stepbrother, jazz musician David Ornette Cherry from stepfather Don Cherry's side. Cherry's parents and Don Cherry and converted an old schoolhouse in the countryside outside the small town of Hässleholm in Sweden in 1970. In the early 1970s, the family moved to the United States, when Don Cherry taught at Dartmouth College. Cherry moved to London. Cherry has stated, she grew up in a musical family. Cherry moved to the United Kingdom when she was 14, in the midst of the punk era, she remembers finding "her people" there. Cherry had met Tessa Pollitt, Viv Albertine and Ari Up from The Slits earlier as her stepfather, Don Cherry, was touring with them and took the 15-year-old Neneh along.
She and Ari lived in a squat in Battersea. She felt at home, after ending up there because The Slits invited Don Cherry to go on tour with them with Prince Hammer and Creation Rebel. In London, Cherry joined the punk rock band The Cherries, she moved through several bands, including The Slits, New Age Steppers, Rip Rig + Panic, Float Up CP. She deejayed, playing early rap music on the reggae pirate Dread Broadcasting Corporation, she began a solo career in 1982 with a protest song about the Falklands War. She worked with Jonny Dollar, The The and Cameron McVey, who co-wrote most of her 1989 debut album Raw Like Sushi, whom she would marry, she was intimately involved in the Bristol urban culture scene, working as an arranger on Massive Attack's Blue Lines album, through which she met Dollar. Both Robert Del Naja and Andrew Vowles of Massive Attack contributed to Raw Like Sushi; the single "Buffalo Stance" peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and the US Billboard Hot 100, number 1 on the US Dance chart.
More singles released between 1988 and 1990 included "Manchild," "Kisses on the Wind," "Heart," and "Inna City Mama." She found success with "I've Got You Under My Skin", a reworking of the Cole Porter song, which appeared on the Red Hot + Blue AIDS fundraising album. The single reached number 25 in the UK. Cherry was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1990 in the Best New Artist Category, she won a Brit Award in 1990 for Raw Like Sushi. Cherry caused. Cherry's second album was 1992's Homebrew. Homebrew was not as commercially successful as its predecessor; the album had some success on various Billboard charts with songs "Buddy X" and "Trout". "Buddy X" reached # 4 on the Billboard Dance Club Music Charts. The track spent some time on Billboard′s Pop Songs Charts as well as The Hot 100 Charts, where it peaked at #22 during its 8-week run and peaked at #43 in its 12-week run, respectively; the music video for "Buddy X" earned Neneh Cherry an MTV VMA nomination at the ceremony in 1993 for the Best Female Video category, alongside Janet Jackson, Annie Lennox, k.d. lang, with lang winning the moonman.
"Trout" features additional vocals by R. E. M. Singer Michael Stipe who helped to co-write the track along with Cherry, McVey, Jonathan Sharp and contains samples of a guitar riff from Steppenwolf as well as drums by John Bonham. With airplay on college radio and increased popularity, "Trout" spent a total of 14 weeks on Billboard′s Alternative Music Charts where it reached number 2. Homebrew included the work of Geoff Barrow, who would become part of Portishead. Additional recognition was attributed to remixes of track "Buddy X". First was the 1993 remix by The Notorious B. I. G., considered by some to be "one of the great Biggie rarities in the world." Cherry stated that she and McVey picked up Biggie for the studio where they remained for the session. The song was completed in one take. "Buddy X" found success yet again in the 1999 UK garage remix by Dreem Teem. "Move With Me" was co-written by McVey and Lenny Kravitz. 1996's Man is a solo record produced by McV
Todd Thomas, better known by the stage name Speech, is an American rapper and musician. He is a member of the progressive hip hop group Arrested Development and has released a number of solo albums, he was born in Milwaukee, United States and spent his childhood years there and in Ripley, before relocating to Georgia in 1987 to attend the Art Institute of Atlanta. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he was in his first rap group, active from 1984 until 1986. In 1987, Speech joined with fellow DJ Headliner to form the group Arrested Development. After over three years together, the group released their inaugural album, 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of... which produced several hits and sold well. Speech performed lead vocals, produced the group's tracks; the group's follow-up album, fared poorly by comparison, but was critically acclaimed. Speech would go on to pursue his solo career. Speech started Vagabond Productions since 1994 – Vagabond started as a vehicle for Grammy winners Arrested Development and their business dealings and became a promoter of neo soul, hip-hop, rock concerts in Atlanta.
The company switched to representing artists in U. S. and Japan. Since Vagabond has become an all around production house that presents music to various labels and on-line outlets across the globe. In 2000, Speech reunited with Arrested Development; the group continues to tour the U. S. Japan, Canada and the Middle East, his debut solo album, Speech, on Chrysalis/EMI, was released January 23, 1996. "Like Marvin Said", released by EMI Records in November 1995, was the first single from the album. From March to May 1996, Speech toured Japan, Guadeloupe and several areas of the U. S. "Like Marvin Said" was a #1 hit in Japan for seven weeks. December 1996, Speech became a disciple of Jesus Christ within the International Churches of Christ. Speech did various shows with Herbie Hancock, Chaka Khan, Youssou N'dour, James Brown, Parliament – Funkadelic, Jason Mraz, The Roots; the musical side of Speech kept him producing and writing songs for progressive artists like Zap Mama, Spike Lee's Malcolm X soundtrack, Paramount pictures – Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy, other movies like Bebe's Kids, Warriors of Virtue and the Michael Jordan To the Max.
He built a home studio called the Podium in Georgia. He licensed his second solo album in 1998 Hoopla, to Toshiba EMI in Japan. Hoopla was released in 1999 in the United States on TVT records. In 2000, Speech recorded and licensed to Toshiba EMI his third solo project entitled Spiritual People, which garnered his biggest solo album sales to date, being certified gold by the RIAJ in November 2000. Speech followed up with heavy promotional schedules. Spiritual People was released in the United States in 2001 on ArtistDirect. Speech licensed to Toshiba EMI Down South Produckshuns which spawned another top 10 hit entitled "Braided Hair." Vagabond Productions released a Speech solo compilation of Down South Produckshun songs, Spiritual People songs and songs from Arrested Development's Among the Trees album, entitled The Vagabond in 2006. That album was released on Bluhammock records and won in The 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Album. Speech toured with US Vice President Al Gore and First Lady Hillary Clinton in the South during the 1996 United States Presidential election.
Speech was invited to and attended the inaugural celebrations. In November 1996, he toured with the Blowfish. In addition to touring and releasing his own albums, Speech has performed on several other projects including 1 Giant Leap, collaborating with Zap Mama on "Each Step Moves Us On". What Is Success?. Vagabond Records and Tapes, 2009. Speech, Chrysalis Hoopla, TVT Spiritual People, Toshiba EMI Down South Produckshuns, Toshiba EMI Peechy, Toshiba EMI The Vagabond, Bluhammock The Grown Folks Table, Vagabond Records and Tapes Speech video interview at allaboutjazz.com
Félix Abraham Graham Hernández García, nicknamed "King Félix", is a Venezuelan-American professional baseball starting pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut in 2005. On August 15, 2012, he threw the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 1–0 victory at Safeco Field, it was the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners franchise history. His perfect game remains the most recent in Major League Baseball. On April 23, 2016, Hernandez claimed the record for most strikeouts by a Mariners pitcher when he struck out Rafael Ortega of the Los Angeles Angels for his 2,163rd strikeout as a Mariner pitcher; the previous record of 2,162 strikeouts had been held by Randy Johnson. His 146th win, which occurred on May 9, gave him the club record in that category as well, surpassing Jamie Moyer. Hernández was born in Venezuela, he was first spotted by Luis Fuenmayor, a part-time Mariners scout who saw him pitching at age 14 in a tournament near Maracaibo, Venezuela.
Fuenmayor recommended Hernández to fellow scouts Pedro Avila and Emilio Carrasquel, who were impressed with the youngster who could throw 90 mph. The Seattle Mariners signed Hernandez as soon. After graduating from high school, Hernández agreed to his first professional contract. Mariners director of international operations Bob Engle signed Hernández as a nondrafted free agent on July 4, 2002. Hernández received a large signing bonus of $710,000, although he said the Mariners were not the highest bidder. Other teams trying to sign him included the New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves, with both teams offering more money than Seattle. One reason Hernández chose the Mariners is because his idol, fellow Venezuelan pitcher Freddy García, was pitching for the team at the time, his agent, Wil Polidor attributed the decision to the influence of Hernández's father Félix Sr. a trucking business owner who handled negotiations for his son. Engle and the other Mariners scouts had cultivated a relationship with the family to explain their plans for Félix and earn the family's trust.
The following year, Hernández came to the United States and began pitching in the Mariners' minor league system. In 2003, Hernández tore through Class-A with a 7 -- 2 mark in Wisconsin. Returning to his native Venezuela to pitch in the winter league there, he held his own at 17 years of age against competition that included established major league players. Hernández was named the Mariners' minor league pitcher of the year in 2004, a season that saw him make an appearance in the Futures Game, he started with Inland Empire in the California League, before being promoted to Double-A San Antonio, finished a combined 14–4 with a 2.95 ERA and 172 strikeouts in 1491⁄3 innings pitched. At the beginning of 2005, Baseball America listed him as the No. 1 pitching prospect in baseball and No. 2 overall behind Joe Mauer. Hernández continued his success in 2005 with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers in the Pacific Coast League, posting a 9–4 record with a league-leading 2.25 ERA and 100 strikeouts in just 88 innings.
He was selected for the Triple-A All-Star Game but did not participate as he spent a month on the disabled list with shoulder bursitis. He was named the PCL Rookie of the Year and PCL Pitcher of the Year. Hernández was dubbed "King Felix" by the U. S. S. Mariner fan blog during his minor league years. Soon after returning from his injury, Hernández was called up to the major leagues by the Mariners, he made his debut on August 2005, in a 3 -- 1 loss in a road game against the Detroit Tigers. At 19 years, 118 days, he was the youngest pitcher to appear in the major leagues since José Rijo in 1984. Hernández earned his first major league win in his next outing on August 9, 2005, pitching eight shutout innings in a 1–0 victory at home over the Minnesota Twins. Over his first several starts, he registered a streak of 112 batters faced before he allowed his first extra-base hit, a double by Jermaine Dye of the Chicago White Sox. In 12 starts, Hernández posted a 4–4 record with 77 strikeouts and a 2.67 ERA.
With 84 1⁄3 innings pitched, he exhausted his rookie eligibility. After the season, he became the focus of a disagreement over the possibility of his pitching in the 2006 World Baseball Classic. Although Hernández was placed on a provisional roster by his native Venezuela, the Mariners objected, citing his earlier injury and expressing concern about the stress on his arm from adding this competition to the demands of a full season in the major leagues at such a young age, their appeal to the WBC technical committee was upheld. When he arrived in the major leagues, Hernández was given uniform number 59. In 2006, he switched to number 34, the same number Freddy García had worn as a Mariner. For his first full year in the major leagues, Hernández arrived in spring training out of shape and had his preparation for the season interrupted by shin splints, he recovered in time to begin the season in the starting rotation, where he struggled, but showed flashes of the potential that had generated such hype.
His achievements included a few more personal milestones. He threw his first career complete game on June 11, beating the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim by a score of 6–2. On August 28, once more against the Angels, Hernández registered his first shutout, needing only 95 pitches and allowing five hits while picking up four strikeouts; the game, which lasted only 1 hour, 51 minutes, was the shortest in the history of Safeco Field. Concerned about avoiding possible injury to their young pitcher, the Mariners declared that they would limit the number of innings Hernández pitched to 200 (counting bo
Save the Children (song)
"Save the Children" is a 1971 song written by Al Cleveland, Renaldo Benson and Marvin Gaye and issued on Marvin's 1971 album, What's Going On. While not issued as a single in the United States, the song was issued as a single by the Tamla-Motown label in the United Kingdom where it peaked at No.41 on the charts in December 1971, whereas the other major US single releases failed to chart in Europe. The song was a continuation of the message "What's Going On" delivered, about love, this time, for the children. Marvin joked on the liner notes of the album "not let influence anyone". Marvin recorded both a spoken word recitation of the song and a vocal version mixing the two vocals together featuring Marvin's soft-spoken vocals on one side and his expressive tenor on the other; the song would be covered by Diana Ross in a medley featuring the jazz song, "Brown Baby", on her 1973 album, Touch Me in the Morning. Marvin sung this song while touring Europe in 1976 including the song as part of his What's Going On medley.
Lead vocals and spoken verses by Marvin Gaye Background vocals by The Andantes Instrumentation by The Funk Brothers Produced by Marvin Gaye Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
For Real is an American R&B and soul quartet, that formed in 1993. In the latter part of that decade they were nominated for a Billboard Music Award and a Soul Train Music Award; the ladies are touring. For Real secured their recording contract by accident. "We were picking up our manager from the airport. So we decided to greet him with an acappella song. Someone from A&M Records just heard us perform. Not long after, we were signed," said Latanyia Baldwin; the band released their debut album, It's a Natural Thang, with production from Brian McKnight on A&M Records in 1994, it became a critical success, including a rare four stars from Rolling Stone magazine. Their first single, "You Don't Wanna Miss" hit #28 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart; the third single, "You Don't Know Nothin'", peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song peaked at #54 in the UK Singles Chart in July 1995; the album sold over one million copies worldwide, peaked at #80 on the Billboard 200. In 1995, the band appeared in modeling men's suits.
They toured alongside Stevie Wonder, lent their voices to the Martin Scorsese film project Grace of My Heart. The foursome forayed into acting with appearances in the film Shake and Rock! starring Renée Zellweger and Howie Mandel on Showtime. They hit the US Top 20 with the single "Freedom" featuring Aaliyah, TLC, En Vogue, BlackGirl, SWV, Vanessa Williams from the film Panther, they recorded a duet with Stevie Wonder called "Stubborn Kind of Fellow", which appeared on the Marvin Gaye tribute album, Inner City Blues: The Music of Marvin Gaye. For Real recorded songs for the soundtracks of the films Waiting to Exhale and Fled. After a label change from A&M to Dallas Austin's Arista imprint Rowdy Records in 1996, For Real released their second album Free; the first two singles were "Like I Do" and "The Saddest Song I Ever Heard". The band recorded three songs and appeared in the critically acclaimed film Grace of My Heart; the film's soundtrack won a Satellite Award in 1997. In January 1997, the band won an American Music Award for their work on the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack, with their featured song,"Love Will Be Waiting at Home".
In Summer 1997, the group earned a Soul Train Award nomination for Album of the Year for Free. In 1999, Wendi Williams lent her voice to the Emmy-winning film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with Halle Berry, in which Berry plays a singer but Williams is behind her singing voice. In 2007, Josina Elder-Epps began work on a solo album and released two songs "Watcha Gonna Do" and "Doing It On My Own" to her MySpace page, she began work with producer CoryLavel on an album in 2009. In 2010, Necia Bray-Gates released her debut solo album "Love Letters" on an independent label. It's a Natural Thang Free SingingFool.com Streaming music videos for "Like I Do" and "The Saddest Song I Ever Heard" Allmusic Discography and pictures IUMA Group photos, message board, audio streams, biography Google Album info and lyrics
Stevland Hardaway Morris, better known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American singer, musician, record producer, multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, Wonder is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century, he signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11, continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after his birth. Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Signed, Delivered I'm Yours", "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life", "I Just Called to Say I Love You", he has recorded more than 30 U. S. top-ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists, has sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists. Wonder is noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.
In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six. Wonder was born Stevland Hardaway Judkins in Saginaw, Michigan, on May 13, 1950, the third of six children born to Calvin Judkins and songwriter Lula Mae Hardaway, he was born six weeks premature which, along with the oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, resulted in retinopathy of prematurity, a condition in which the growth of the eyes is aborted and causes the retinas to detach, so he became blind. When Wonder was four, his mother divorced his father and moved with her children to Detroit, where Wonder sang as a child in a choir at the Whitestone Baptist Church, she changed her name back to Lula Hardaway and changed her son's surname to Morris because of relatives. Wonder has retained Morris as his legal surname, he began playing instruments at an early age, including piano and drums.
He formed a singing partnership with a friend. In 1961, when aged 11, Wonder sang his own composition, "Lonely Boy", to Ronnie White of the Miracles. Before signing, producer Clarence Paul gave him the name Little Stevie Wonder; because of Wonder's age, the label drew up a rolling five-year contract in which royalties would be held in trust until Wonder was 21. He and his mother would be paid a weekly stipend to cover their expenses: Wonder received $2.50 per week, a private tutor was provided for when Wonder was on tour. Wonder was put in the care of producer and songwriter Clarence Paul, for a year they worked together on two albums. Tribute to Uncle Ray was recorded first. Covers of Ray Charles's songs, the album included a Wonder and Paul composition, "Sunset"; the Jazz Soul of Little Stevie was recorded next, an instrumental album consisting of Paul's compositions, two of which, "Wondering" and "Session Number 112", were co-written with Wonder. Feeling Wonder was now ready, a song, "Mother Thank You", was recorded for release as a single, but pulled and replaced by the Berry Gordy song "I Call It Pretty Music, But the Old People Call It the Blues" as his début single.
Two follow-up singles, "Little Water Boy" and "Contract on Love", both had no success, the two albums, released in reverse order of recording—The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie in September 1962 and Tribute to Uncle Ray in October 1962—also met with little success. At the end of 1962, when Wonder was 12 years old, he joined the Motortown Revue, touring the "chitlin' circuit" of theatres across America that accepted black artists. At the Regal Theater, his 20-minute performance was recorded and released in May 1963 as the album Recorded Live: The 12 Year Old Genius. A single, "Fingertips", from the album was released in May, became a major hit; the song, featuring a confident and enthusiastic Wonder returning for a spontaneous encore that catches out the replacement bass player, heard to call out "What key? What key?", was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 when Wonder was aged 13, making him the youngest artist to top the chart. The single was No. 1 on the R&B chart, the first time that had occurred.
His next few recordings, were not successful. During 1964, Wonder appeared in two films as himself, Muscle Beach Party and Bikini Beach, but these were not successful either. Sylvia Moy persuaded label owner Berry Gordy to give Wonder another chance. Dropping the "Little" from his name and Wonder worked together to create the hit "Uptight", Wonder went on to have a number of other hits during the mid-1960s, including "With a Child's Heart", "Blowin' in the Wind", a Bob Dylan cover, co-sung by his mentor, producer Clarence Paul, he began to work in the Motown songwriting department, composing songs both for himself and his label mates, including "The Tears of a Clown", a No. 1 hit for Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (it was first released in 1967 unnoticed as the last track of their Make It Happen LP, but became a majo
Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
"Inner City Blues" shortened to "Inner City Blues", is a song by Marvin Gaye, released as the third and final single from and the climactic song of his 1971 landmark album, What's Going On. Written by Gaye and James Nyx Jr. the song depicts the ghettos and bleak economic situations of inner-city America, the emotional effects these have on inhabitants. In 1998, co-writer James Nyx Jr. recalled, "Marvin had a good tune, sort of blues-like, but didn't have any words for it. We started putting some stuff in there about. We laughed about putting lyrics in about high taxes." And we talked about how the government would send guys to the moon, but not help folks in the ghetto. But we still didn't have a name, or a good idea of the song. I was home reading the paper one morning, saw a headline that said something about the'inner city' of Detroit, and I said,'Damn, that's it.'Inner City Blues.' " The song was recorded in a mellow funk style with Gaye playing piano. Several of the Funk Brothers contributed, including Eddie "Bongo" Brown, bassist Bob Babbitt.
In its unedited version as it appears on the album, the final minute of the song is a reprise to the theme of "What's Going On", the album's first song segues into a dark ending. This final minute was cut off of the single version, as well as other sections of the song so the single edit runs under three minutes—this edit appears on subsequent reissues of the LP. Motown released "Inner City Blues" as a single on their Tamla label on March 14, 1971; the song helped Gaye make history by being one of the few artists to have three or more Top 10 songs off Billboard's Pop Singles chart peaking at #9 and one of the first to have three consecutive #1 hits on Billboard's R&B Singles chart where it stayed for two weeks. Although not certified by the RIA at that time, all three releases from the What's Going On album gained Gold status by selling over 1,000,000 copies in the United States. A music video for the song was not released until 1994, when the Hughes brothers co-directed a video of the song for the reissue of What's Going On.
The video was shot in Harlem over the course of five days, featuring visuals of poverty and inner-city depression. The brothers filmed firefighters putting out a fire, claiming to police to have been shooting a documentary; the song was first covered by the Belgian jazz band Placebo on the Ball of Eyes LP in 1971. By Grover Washington, Jr. in 1972 from the album named "Inner City Blues." In 1972, on her album A Time In My Life, Sarah Vaughan covered "Inner City Blues" with David Axelrod on the drums. The same year the song was recorded by The Chi-Lites on the album A Lonely Man, by The Impressions for their album Times Have Changed, it was covered by Phil Upchurch in his album, "Darkness, Darkness" Christian alternative band Adam Again did a soulful rendition of the song on 1990s Homeboys. In 1993, guitarist Larry Coryell covered the song from his album "Fallen Angel." In 1994, Angela Winbush covered the song and released it as a single and abbreviated the name to "Inner City Blues". 1996 saw. In 1998, the Mayfield Four released a cover of "Inner City Blues" under its original title on their debut album Fallout.
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band did a cover of this song on their album, What's Going On. It was covered by Joe Cocker on his album titled "Cocker". Etta James covered hers for Love & the Blues, it was covered by the hard-rock band Sevendust in 2003, can be found on the DVD included with some versions of their album Seasons, was included on their compilation album Best of, released in late 2005. In 2004, John Mayer performed the song live and released on his compilation live album As/Is; the version includes a turntable solo by New York City jazz turntable player DJ Logic. In 1997 the Grover Washington Jr. version was re-released on the compilation Funky Jazz Classics & Original Breaks from the Tough Side, the first of the Pulp Fusion series. In 2007 the Sarah Vaughan cover was re-released on the compilation Bustin' Loose, the tenth of the Pulp Fusion series; the original version of the song was used in the soundtrack of the 2007 film Zodiac, directed by David Fincher in a time lapse scene of the Transamerica Pyramid being built.
It was featured in the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV on The Vibe, an in-game radio station. And it was featured in the opening scene of 2014 film A Most Violent Year, directed by J. C. Chandor. Grover Washington, Jr. Sarah Vaughan The Chi-Lites The Impressions Reuben Wilson Brian Auger's Oblivion Express Gil Scott-Heron Sly Dunbar with Robbie Shakespeare Working Week Joe Cocker Nona Gaye Angela Winbush The Chi-Lites Me'shell Ndegeocello Ideal Maceo Parker Mayfield Four Carla Cook Peter Mulvey Ten Thousand Mornings from 2002) James Last John Mayer Sevendust Marc Broussard The Asteroids Galaxy Tour Living Colour Angela Winbush - "Inner City Blues" A Tribe Called Quest