Who remixed this song?
January 4, 2009 5:02 AM   Subscribe

Who remixed Ella Fitzgerald's version of "Sunshine of your Love" to make it Motown?

Hi all, thanks to anyone who can help with this - I have been searching for months!

I heard a fantastic remix of Ella Fitzgerald's version of Sunshine of Your Love in a club and the DJ couldn't tell me who it was by.

It sounded very up-tempo motown, same sort of feel as Do You Like Good Music by Arthur Conley, or a faster Hard To Handle.

I am DESPERATE to get hold of it - any help appreciated! It's not the Rocker HiFi version by the way - I already checked that one out.

Thanks!
posted by greenish to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
 
Was it the Rockers Hi-Fi remix?

I can't find it on iTunes, but you can apparently buy it on this CD.
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:33 AM on January 4, 2009


No, wait...it is on iTunes, you just have to search for Rockers Hi-Fi.

If you click this link, supposedly iTunes will open and show you the song.
It's track four.
posted by Ian A.T. at 5:35 AM on January 4, 2009


Thanks Ian but it's definitely not that one, theirs is dub and the one I heard was more uptempo, more Motown-y.

Thanks though!
posted by greenish at 5:47 AM on January 4, 2009


Might it actually have been Spanky Wilson?
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 6:10 AM on January 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Are you sure it's a remix?

Ella's original version, w/big-band backing, is pretty smokin' in its own right. Not to be confused with the live Montreux clips on YouTube, which feature a smaller combo.

(This link may be helpful--maybe it's from DJ Format's Fabriclive album? Dunno why the DJ wouldn't've known that, though.)
posted by box at 8:45 AM on January 4, 2009


Song is on the Oxford American Magazine's 10th Anniversary CDs which are available for the price of the annual subscription. And a nice background article as well.
posted by Agamenticus at 9:53 AM on January 4, 2009 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I haven't heard this version, but I'm thinking that a Motown-like version of the song by Ella seems quite likely. Otherwise what style did she sing it in originally? It sounds much more likely to be an arrangement made back in the day than a remix.
posted by ob at 10:22 AM on January 4, 2009


Ella's original version, w/big-band backing, is pretty smokin' in its own right

For reference, this is the definitive Ella version. Go for the player in the top right, not the video. It's cool, but not exactly Arthur Conley.
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady at 10:50 AM on January 4, 2009


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