Cover Alert: Mercurio, Moore, Mali and Medeski - The Harder They Come

SUPERGROUP THE M&Ms COVERED JIMMY CLIFF
CLASSIC AT NEW YORK CITY DEBUT

Back on Thursday a supergroup who goes by the name The M&Ms made their debut at (le) poisson rouge in New York City. The band, which consists of Galactic drummer Stanton Moore and bassist Rob Mercurio as well as guitarist Papa Mali and MMW keyboardist John Medeski, was brought together by Equifunk organizers for Thursday's event as well as a slot at August's Equifunk Music Festival.

The quartet played a varied mix of covers that included a take on "The Harder They Come" by reggae legend Jimmy Cliff. "The Harder They Come" has been covered by dozens of artists over the years. For The M&M's version, the newly svelte and dreadlock-less Papa Mali handles the vocals, while Medeski drives the song with an organ solo.

Thanks to LazyLightning55 for capturing The M&Ms version of "The Harder They Come":

[Published on: 5/27/13]

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