Sun. May. 26, 2019

Kelly G feat. Sharon Pass – Moses (Remix)

First Listen: Kelly G feat. Sharon Pass – Moses (DJ Oji Remix) (Quantize Recordings)

What a better time actually than the festive period to come up with some spiritual vibes?!? This being pretty much what Quantize Recordings does, while giving a set of remixes to Kelly G and Sharon Pass‘s ‘Moses’. A gem which first appeared back in 1998 on Steve Silk Hurley‘s Silk Entertainment label. And even way earlier, considering its nature. Mind you, we’re speaking of one of the most famous Negro spirituals ever. With ‘Go Down Moses’ dating from the middle of the nineteenth Century as a matter of fact…

Among the ones in charge of the remixes duties, Poji Records DJ Oji delivers a standout rework.
Besides, a quick listen suffices to realize how this one of a kind reconstruction embeds the elements to challenge the test of time. Meanwhile adapting a deep and smooth approach over a rounded bass-driven rhythm pattern. In addition to this, he uses a bunch of string lines. Thus adding a lot to the emotion of the song. Not to mention the performance of Sharon Pass whom you might remember as the lead singer of the memorable ‘The World Is Love’, bringin’ it to the next level…

All in all, here we go with what stands as a beautiful rendition of a piece of memory in the history of the Afro-American community. In other words, one of these things that most definitely contributed making Black Music with no equal at the end…
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Overview
(*) ‘Go Down Moses’ is an American Negro spiritual. It describes events in the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically Exodus 8:1: “And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me”, in which God commands Moses to demand the release of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt. The opening verse as published by the Jubilee Singers in 1872.

Although usually thought of as a spiritual, the earliest recorded use of the song was as a rallying anthem for the Contrabands at Fort Monroe sometime before July 1862. Early authorities presumed it was composed by them. Sheet music was soon after published, titled ‘Oh! Let My People Go: The Song of the Contrabands’, and arranged by Horace Waters.
L.C. Lockwood, chaplain of the Contrabands, stated in the sheet music the song was from Virginia, dating from about 1853. The opening verse, as recorded by Lockwood, is: “The Lord, by Moses, to Pharaoh said: Oh! let my people go. If not, I’ll smite your first-born dead—Oh! let my people go. Oh! go down, Moses, Away down to Egypt’s land, And tell King Pharaoh To let my people go.”

The song was made famous by Paul Robeson whose voice, deep and resonant as it was, was said by some[who?] to have attained the status of the voice of God. (* Source: Wikipedia)

Countless artists have covered this song. From Louis Armstrong to Big Mama Thornton. But also the Harlem Gospel Singers and the Golden Gate Quartet among others. Therefore contributing to its popularity along with time…
Chicagoan DJ/Producer Kelly G eventually did the same along with singer Sharon Pass back in 1998 on Steve Silk Hurley‘s Silk Entertainment label. Quantize Recordings giving it a new life by the end of 2016 with a pack of remixes courtesy of DJ Spen & Gary Hudgins, DJ Oji and Kelly G himself.

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