Friday, May 14, 2021

Jeff Parker and The New Breed featuring Ruby Parker Cover David Bowie

Photo courtesy Jeff Parker

"Soul Love" is kind of a forgotten classic off of The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Every song on that album is a glam rock space age classic. For their cover of the song, Jeff Parker and The New Breed brought in Ruby Parker and transformed the song into a space age soul/R&B classic. Soul and R&B were huge influences on David Bowie, and this cover really illustrates that fact. I don't think I would have ever noticed how much soul was in "Soul Love" (despite the title, I know, I'm an idiot), but once you hear this song you'll never be able to listen to the original quote the same way. It's a roots based chilled out R&B version that truly accentuates the Bowie classic.

You can listen to Jeff Parker and The New Breed's version of "Soul Love" below. It will be included on Modern Love which is BBE Music's forthcoming David Bowie tribute album. You can pre-order/pre-save a copy here. For more on Jeff Parker and The New Breed, check out the artist's website.

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