Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Obadiah Parker - "Hey Ya"

"Hey Ya" was in all probability the best single of 2004. Okay, I'll admit that I didn't hear every single released in 2004, but of those I did hear, I think that this was definately the best.

This interpretation could actually be better than the original. I hope that this guy's current recording contract is rock solid, if not he'll be poached by Sony Music before long.



Blogger Paul Baker said...

Wow - thanks for bringing this to my attention.

I don’t know if it is better than the original, but it certainly deserves credit it its own right.

12/8/06 02:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one fantastic beard. The song's great too.

12/8/06 08:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where can one download this wonderfull song?

Completetly in love with it!

12/8/06 16:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must agree, the original was good and catchy, but this is far superior.

Audio download needed!!!

12/8/06 22:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've actually heard this song on acoustic guitars probably 30x in the past year. This is one of the better ones, but I prefer a version I heard by a female street performer.

12/8/06 23:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a superb version. He's great. Really nice voice and just a superb, emotional treatment of a very silly song. Thanks a lot for posting it, and thanks to whoever tagged it in stumble

13/8/06 02:59  
Blogger Jon said...

More details for Obidiah Parker and their music can be found at the Obidiah Parker website.

Unfortunately, they 'Hey Ya' cover does not apear to ba available for purchase. If anyone finds a better quality version please do let me know.

13/8/06 09:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY! I'm Brian, "Fotizmo" on YouTube (I'm the one that posted this video). First, thanks for blogging this! Second, anyone who wants an mp3 from this video, message me on YouTube. I will get the best quality I can out of the original copy of this video and send it to anyone that wants it :)

14/8/06 22:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is great! Wow, the original was alright, but this whomps it totally in every respect of the word whomp.

15/8/06 03:31  
Blogger Jon said...

Hi Brian,

Thank you very much for putting the video up on YouTube, if you hadn't put it up there I would never have stumbled upon a rather excellent group and a wonderful version of the song.

Any other artists you could recommend?

Keep up the good work!

15/8/06 10:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon, I'd like to buy you an Obadiah Parker CD for all the exposure your blog has given my friends (with a jewel case insert with the burning tree). The video has received 2316 visitors from this page! Please message me on youtube. I can also give you some recommendations. Thanks! - Brian [fotizmo]

15/8/06 21:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly a great version of this song!!! Well Done!!

15/1/07 08:26  

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