Huey Lewis? I’ll second that

Last week, JB over at The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ posted on Huey Lewis and the News, offering much praise for the band’s 1994 album of R&B covers (“Four Chords and Several Years Ago”).

Well, here’s more of the same.

The fellas covered “It’s All Right” on “People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield,” which was released in 1993. It’s an a capella, doo-wop version they’d been doing in their shows for years but had never recorded.

Even if you’ve had your legal limit of their ’80s hits, you may like this.

It’s easily the best cut on the album, which was a tad underwhelming the last time I listened to it. That’s a little curious, considering the others doing Mayfield covers include Don Covay, Delbert McClinton, Jerry Butler, Bunny Wailer, Steve Cropper and Kim Wilson, but so it goes.

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“It’s All Right,” Huey Lewis and the News, from “People Get Ready: A Tribute to Curtis Mayfield,” 1993.

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One response to “Huey Lewis? I’ll second that

  1. jb

    Thanks for the second, and for this track, which is pretty rare as far as I know. When we saw Huey in 2005, the band did this, as well as the other “alright song” in their catalog: “But It’s Alright,” the old J.J. Jackson tune. Fine stuff all around.

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