Track: Money's Too Tight (Fire Island Dub)
Artist: Simply Red
A smooth deep house groove can carry a track a long way. Let's explore the evolution of this soulful song.
1982: First recorded by The Valentine Brothers of Columbus Ohio:
1985: Covered by the popular British group Simply Red, the track becomes a top 30 hit in the US. It's hard to imagine a song that mentions Reaganomics not sucking, but hey, it was pretty solid!
1997: Heller & Farley (Fire Island) do their thing; the dub mix is a classic:
2009: Alex Gaudino keeps things fresh with a pretty decent remix. Maybe the recession inspired the latest wave of remixes?