Barack Obama vs Lee Dorsey: Yes We Can!

29 Oct

In 1970, R&B singer Lee Dorsey and his long time producer, Allen Toussaint, collaborated on an album entitled ‘Yes We Can’. The title song was Dorsey’s last entry into the singles chart. Fastforward to 2008 and Tano Sokolow has crafted a remix with Barack Obama’s ‘Yes We Can’ speech from the night of the New Hampshire Primary. As Sokolow says, “the recording is funky, political, and unapologetically optimistic.  Surprisingly little editing was needed to couch Obama’s famous Yes We Can speech into the song”. Unapologetically optimistic is right – I sense change.

To listen to the remix, go here.

[via Boing Boing]

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