Twenty Years Later: Orgone Covers Jamiroquai’s ‘Alright’
Following last year’s successful Songs Of Their Own video series of artists covering songs by the Grateful Dead, the Twenty Years Later video series features some of JamBase’s favorite musicians recording songs released in 1996. Looking back, the music released 20 years ago proved to be critical in both rock ‘n’ roll history and particularly within the jam band scene. The year 1996 saw seminal albums released by Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck and The Flecktones, moe., The String Cheese Incident, the Disco Biscuits, Keller Williams, Galactic, Medeski Martin & Wood, God Street Wine, Strangefolk and The Slip, helping to solidify the maturing jam scene.
There were also influential records issued in 1996 by the likes of artists as diverse as Beck, Jamiroquai, Modest Mouse, Rage Against The Machine, Johnny Cash, Pearl Jam, Sting, Tool, 2Pac and many others. The Twenty Years Later video series takes a look back at those releases, with participating artists covering songs from albums turning 20 this year. For this installment, Orgone gave light to Jamiroquai’s “Alright.”
The third single off British funk band Jamiroquai’s third album Travelling Without Moving, “Alright” was written by the group’s large-hat-wearing frontman and lead singer Jay Kay and keyboardist Toby Smith. The original recording included samples of “Could Heaven Ever Be Like This” by Idris Muhammad and “It’s All Right Now” by Eddie Harris. The album became a worldwide hit thanks to the ubiquitous single “Virtual Insanity” and maintained its place on the charts behind the follow-up success of “Alright.”
Los Angeles-based eight-piece Orgone headed north up the coast to make a recent stop at JamBase headquarters in San Francisco. Vocalist Adryon de León, keyboardist Dan Hastie, guitarist Sergio Rios, drummer Sam Halterman, bassist Dale Jennings, percussionist Will Phillips, trombonist Darren Cardoza and trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick filled out the space at JB HQ to record a fairly stripped-down cover of “Alright.” The ensemble also stuck around to lay down a take on their original “Losin You” from their 2015 album Beyond The Sun. Watch both videos below:
[Alright] [Losin You]
Tour Dates for
- Topanga, CA
- 3 days • May 25 - 27, 2019
Orgone at Topanga DaysOrgoneFantastic NegritoLukas Nelson & Promise of The Real
- Snowshoe, WV
- 3 days • Jul 11 - 13, 2019
Orgone at 4848 FestivalGreensky BluegrassUmphrey’s McGeeThe Infamous Stringdusters
Exact performance date not yet confirmed.