Category Archives: Il Dottore

Best Covers: Black Pumas ‘Sugar Man’

Black Pumas  released a live performance video featuring a cover of Rodriguez’s “Sugar Man.” The band led by Eric Burton and Adrian Quesada initially issued “Sugar Man” in January as part of their first ever Spotify Singles recordings.

Rodriguez wrote and recorded “Sugar Man” back in 1969. The song is featured on the Detroit native’s debut studio album, 1970’s Cold Fact. “Sugar Man” is Rodriguez’s signature tune with a 2012 documentary about the singer-songwriter entitled Searching For Sugar Man.

Best Covers: Angel Olsen ‘Gloria’

Angel Olsen has announced a new EP called Aisles, which will see her covering a slew of songs from the ’80s. The EP will be out on her own Jagjaguwar imprint, somethingcosmic, on August 20th digitally and September 24th physically.

 Olsen has previewed the collection with a cover of Laura Branigan’s “Gloria.” Olsen definitely adds her own twist to the track, making it much more droning and melancholic. With a pulsing beat and wavering, disorienting instrumentals, this emotive track is a must-listen.

Best Covers: Orville Peck ‘Born This Way’ 

Orville Peck turns ‘Born This Way’ into a country road anthem with his brand new Lady Gaga cover. The 10th anniversary edition of ‘Born This Way’ will feature the 14 tracks of the original record, plus 6 reimagined versions by artists yet to be revealed, including ‘The Edge of Glory’, ‘Marry The Night’ and more. The full thing is set for release on 18th June.