Yeah, I took some time off from work and school, and was quite sloth-like, but its time to get back to business. We are now in 2014, which I hope will be a year of many good things in the world of HBCU bands. Ironically 3 big things happen in the month of January alone.
*Warning – Shameless Plug ahead*
On Tuesday, January 7th, I will be featured on the Marching Podcast. They really do a good job in covering our bands and is headed by a Jackson State alum. Tune in on the 7th at 9pm Eastern, 8pm Central to hear the interview.
Sunday, January 19th marks the 15th!!!! “anniversary” of the 5Q.
And of course, January 25th is the Honda BOTB.
Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, lets get to the latest edition of HBCU Band Classics – Say La La.
The original is done by Pieces of a Dream.
I’ve actually seen them perform live, and while they are often described as an R&B group, they felt more like jazz to me.
I have to admit, FAMU’s version outdoes this one. They definitely [American Idol judge voice] “made it their own”….
But you know what I have to say…. ” YOU BE THE JUDGE”.
Say La La – Pieces of a Dream
Say La La – FAMU’s Marching 100