When artists do covers, I expect them to best the last version that I heard. Creatively. Vocally. Whatever. The challenger must outdo the previous entry, whether it be the original artist or another artist covering a song as well. That’s it.
None of this is to say that Raheem’s version isn’t respectable. I just wish he hit it with the same vocal passion as used for something like “Green Leaves.”
I’m simply waiting on someone to top Christina’s version that appeared on Herbie Hancock’s Grammy-winning Possibilities.
Download — Raheem DeVaughn – “A Song For You”
Bonus Download — Herbie Hancock Feat. Christian Aguilera – “A Song For You”
Props to Y2K