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Who originally did the song express yourself?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by A-Step-Towards, Jan 1, 2014.


  1. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I have seen various people listed as originally singing a song with the express yourself lyrics but I am wondering who was first? NWA and Madonna's version came out around the same time, I wasnt alive but I looked it up . Is this based on a older song?
     
  2. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    I don't believe that there is any connection between the Madonna version and the NWA version other than the name.

     
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  4. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Thanks for the link, your right, I have heard that version before. I think NWA's version is pretty much a cover in a ways of that song where as Madonna's is a totally different song. I asked because the NWA version was playing and my friend said Madonna originaly did it which I knew was totally wrong.
     
  5. Unrepresented

    Unrepresented Something Borderline Offensive

    Jul 1, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    As a rule of thumb: friends are always wrong unless they provide overwhelming supporting evidence. Trust strangers on the internet to provide you with the truth.
     
  6. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    I agree , at least to date its been 100% right and now he owes me $5 .
     
  7. One Drop

    One Drop Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2004
    Swiss Alps
    Charles Watts wrote it and all the parts. Great bassline!

     
  8. A-Step-Towards

    A-Step-Towards Supporting Member

    Nov 16, 2009
    Los Angeles California
    Agreed, very great bass line one of the reasons I wanted to know who originally did it so i can learn it:D.
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    The bassist was Melvin Dunlap who also played all those great lines with Bill Withers.
     
  10. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band
     



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