Monday, June 08, 2009

Funky Norway, By Way Of Arizona

A big, big thank you hug for my nephew Dan, an early US admirer of pop/hip-hop duo Madcon, Norwegian musicians of African descent.   Today's song of the week is Madcon's first huge European hit, 'Beggin,' a remix of a 60s Frankie Valli hit..

Their modus operandi is to seize memorable 60s/Motown riffs and build solid songs therefrom using more contemporary beats... 'Beggin' could have been sung by the Four Tops, who are now 3/4 gone to their reward...

Here's 'Beggin'... live on Norwegian television..

Madcon's follow-up single is the even more Motown-y 'Back On The Road...'

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