Thursday, February 10, 2011

James Blake - Wilhelm Scream is a cover too

Wilhem Scream is a cover of James Litherland's "Where to Turn" from the album 4th Estate. I first read this on Nailer9 and although I'm sure other blogs posted about it, I want to give credit to where I first saw it. James Blake's dad just so happens to be the James Litherland. On BBC radio 1 last night this was all part of his interview which you can listen to here. Read Abeano's review on the interview here. I haven't even listened to the highly hyped album yet because I've been worried that nothing would be as great as "Wilhelm scream". But maybe James Blake's real strong suit lays in his ability to twist and bend and distort a song with such grace that it essentially becomes his own. If you take a listen to the original song below, you'll see that James Blake borrows a large chunk of the chorus but also adds some of his own lyrics. You can watch James Blake's video for The Wilhelm Scream here. What an interesting way to start the morning.

 James Litherland - Where To Turn

On the same show, James Blake also sang a cover of Joni Mitchell's "A Case of You", just him and his piano. It's gorgeous. James Blake - A Case of You (Joni Mitchell Cover) (right click to download)


  1. Um, I spotted this yesterday:

  2. Cool, your write up is really well done, much better than mine. I just wanted to give credit to where I first read it. Thanks for sharing your post!


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