'Diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangsta lean...' I don't think I'll ever tire of listening to William DeVaughn sing those lines in his indisputable 1974 classic 'Be Thankful For What You Got.'
As is so often the case with classic 70's soul there are also a couple of reggae versions in circulation which take the song in interesting new directions and this one by UK's One Blood from 1980 is a particular personal favourite effortlessly turning the original into a dance floor friendly reggae-disco bomb.
This reissue 12" from Emotional Rescue includes not only One Blood's original 12" version in all its near 8 minutes of discomix glory but also a new, and even more dubwise, version excursion on the flip from Lexx. Essential.
2.Be Thankful (Lexx Discomix)