PASTIME PARADISE

Latest update on 12/10/2019

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Author: Stevie Wonder
Label: Motown
Year: 1976

On Songs In The Key Of Life.

Covers:

1979:

Ray Barretto [with Tito Puente & Eddie Palmieri]

1995:

Coolio [sample in Gangsta's Paradise ; n°1 US, UK, NL & B]

1996:

L.V. [also as Gangsta's Paradise]

1996:

Rainer

1996:

Weird Al Yankovic [as Amish Paradise]

2007:

Patti Smith

2019:

Chick Corea [with Christian McBride and Brian Blade]

On his Gangsta's Paradise cd Coolio also used samples from Me And Mrs. Jones (Billy Paul) in A Thing Goin' On, from You Caught Me Smilin' (Sly Stone) in Smilin' and from Watermelon Man (Herbie Hancock) in Get Up Get Down. From Kool & The Gang he not only used bits of Too Hot, he also asked their ex lead singer James 'J.T.' Taylor to join in on vocals.

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