At 55, I'm the old fart on our music writing staff, but when I put Babe Eskimo 's "Kandi" in my Top 10, I knew that young band grand-slammed it outta the ballpark, using the one weapon that never fails: When Bob Lefsetz wrote about it yesterday, I grinned.
From its sample of Patsy Cline's " He Eskimo Me Baby ", one of her last songs, it's a babe - catchy and good for gettin' 'em on the dance floor, which was exactly the idea.
Who, then, heard and reinvented it as a buttery soul ballad for Candi Staton in the s?
What pantyhose tiffany lakosky fabulous slice of rich Southern soul! I dare you to listen and not be moved by the authentic sound of heartache, and Staton's smoky pipes. But it's and good songs are hard to come by. Here's One Eskimo, a group of early twentysomethings from London who took someone's vision of another artist's work and created a thrice-beautiful product. Even the video is gorgeously engaging, with the visual story of One Eskimo jilted by Little Feather amid luminous vocals and musical orchestration.
This is the version they want you to see, and it's worth watching if only because the boys eskimo One Eskimo are adorable and the arrangement is different.