Snoop Dogg Freshens Up William Bell’s Stax Records Classic Breakdown (Audio)

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Stax Records Heads know that William Bell’s “I Forgot To Be Your Lover” is one of the most moving, timeless, and downright beautiful songs of the period. The 1968 hit has since been a basis of samples by Dilated Peoples, Brand Nubian, and even Ludacris and Scarface, among plenty of others.

Rather than just lift the gliding groove, leave it to Snoop Dogg (who has never veered from covering songs) to hop on the record. The results work, as Snoop bent into the pocket, as the powerful statement gets dressed up and re-purposed for 2014 lovers’ reflections, that still appear as a common theme in records in all genres.


This tribute effort comes from the soundtrack (September 12) to Take Me To The River. The film explores the Memphis Soul scene, which includes luminaries such as Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Isaac Hayes, Reverend Al Green, and more. For the soundtrack, Yo Gotti and Eightball & MJG, three Tennessee artists, are involved.

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