November 12, 2016

The English Beat

On a recent vacation to California, a friend and I happened upon a free, outdoor concert. Lo and behold, the highlight of the show was The English Beat, one of my favorite groups from the 1980s. Thanks universe! What a fantastic show. No wonder why I loved them so much.
Their music is a fusion of soul, pop, reggae and ska.

Save It For Later
Save It For Later, live on tv
I Confess
Mirror in the Bathroom
Too Nice To Talk To
Best Friend
Tears of a Clown
The 1967 version by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles:



Can't Get Used to Losing You
Here's the original version by Andy Williams from 1963:


Beyoncé heavily sampled it in the song Hold Up.

After 4 years, the band broke up and the members formed Fine Young Cannibals and General Public. I loved Johnny Come Home.