Robert Palmer – Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You

Normally, covering Marvin Gaye would be a way to show that you are…well, not Marvin Gaye.

Covering two of Marvin’s songs in this way should just be a way of showing you are….stupid.

But this is Robert Palmer. And while Palmer is always good, here he just digs into these classics and makes them his own. I like his cover of “Mercy Mercy Me”. But as he moves into “I Want You”, he soars.

One response to “Robert Palmer – Mercy Mercy Me/I Want You

  1. DAYM…
    Listen to Marvin’s words, Palmer’s words and just figure out how many rappers have did far
    worse than Palmer did.
    Heck, Tupac could have took these words and
    “walked then” but who would have listened?
    Jesus, Palmer said it without talking nasty
    and did nothing but tone his music to provide
    the thump to his words…
    Just “imagine” … awesome!

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