THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
554-Scritti Politti-Wood Beez(Pray Like Aretha Franklin.)
1984-Number 10 single.
Best Bit-At 0.42.The band that went from Punk to Funk.
The driving force behind Scritti Politti is Green Gartside(born Paul Strohmeyer,22 June 1955,) in Cardiff,Wales.
In the mid 1970’s Gartside moved to Leeds to study at Leeds School Of Art,this was where he formed Scritti Politti who started out life as a Punk Band.By 1979 Gartside became bored with his bands output and started to be influenced by American Funk/Soul acts like Chic,The Jacksons and Aretha Franklin.
‘Wood Beez’ is a tribute to Aretha Franklin,it was produced by the legendary Arif Mardin,who had also produced for Aretha Franklin(see best songs 644) in the 1960’s and 1970’s.
‘Each time i go to bed i pray like Aretha Franklin.’
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