John Legend ft. The Roots – “Our Generation”

John Legend and The Roots breathe new, soulful life into Ernie Hines‘ 70’s funk jam “Our Generation”. The song provides another aural taster to The Roots and John Legend’s upcoming collaborative project, Wake Up! (due for release on 21st September), which Legend tells Levi’s Pioneer Sessions a little more about in the video below.

[John] Legend & The Roots re-craft a lost classic by the great, yet somehow underappreciated, soul singer Ernie Hines. Mississippi-born, Hines grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he got his start singing in the church. Soul music eventually caught his interest and the singer/guitarist ended up playing with the likes of Lowell Fulsom and Clyde McPhatter. In 1970 he signed to the legendary Stax label, where he recorded “Our Generation.” Like much of that era’s music, Hines’ song doesn’t give in to the tumult and conflict of the times, refusing to be consumed by it and offering a call to young people to make the world a better place. It’s raw and soulful and honest.

John Legend ft. The Roots – “Our Generation”:
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