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Saturday video break: Papa Was A Rolling Stone

Song #11 on the Popdose Top 100 Covers list is “Papa Was A Rolling Stone”, originally by The Undisputed Truth and covered by the Temptations. Here’s the original:

Not what I expected. Sometimes with these originals I’d never heard before they were obscure (to me, at least) with good reason. This is too good a song for that. I still prefer the original, but I did groove to this one. Here’s The Temptations:

Despite my best efforts to convince it otherwise, my brain continues to believe that this song is performed by Sly and the Family Stone. It sure sounds like them, am I right? Surely I’m not the only one who’s ever thought that. Some awesomely dirty funk from The Temptations, no matter who my brain thinks it is.

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