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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Move On Up, Up, Up, Up!

posted by on August 13 at 16:03 PM

Destination's 1979 From Beginning to End LP

Because it’s Wednesday, I thought I would post a STUDIO! favorite with Destination’s 1979 disco cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up”. Now you may think it would be hard to top Mayfield’s original, as I originally thought, however over time I’ve really grown to enjoy this more “disco-sounding” uptempo version. There’s no denying Mayfield’s solid vocals which I always enjoy, however this cover version, which maintains a lot of the same instrumentation with a solid horn arrangement, dynamic string melodies, and funky percussion, is sped way up to give the song a more overall dancefloor friendly feel that I tend to enjoy a bit more. The cover track was originally released as a twelve inch single and was featured on Destination’s only LP, “From Beginning To End” during that same year. Regardless, it was preety bold for a group to take on such an amazing dynamic classic like “Move On Up”, however with that being said, Destination definitely turned it into a classic of there own.

Download Destination’s 1979 cover of Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” by visiting this site.

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