As you may have guessed from the subtitle above, this may well be the best cover song of all time—”Sexual Healing”, by the late, great Marvin Gaye, of course, as covered by New Orleans’ Grammy-nominated Hot 8 Brass Band.
Give it a listen and tell me a better take on someone else song, I dare you.
It’s featured on the soundtrack for the highly anticipated Jon Favreau film, Chef: “Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen—and zest for life and love.”
Probably not the most vegan-friendly movie in the world, but, with a cast boasting roughly everyone in any good movie ever and a lot of hype, it’ll likely be worth a watch. Plus the soundtrack’s curated KCRW’s Mathieu Schreyer, meant to mirror the road trip taken by Favreau + co. in the movie.
If this track’s any indication as to the worth of the rest of the songs, it’s going to be a pretty stellar collection of songs. Listen to the Hot 8 Brass Band’s take on the classic below and then give the movie trailer a watch. Chef opens in select theaters today and the movie’s soundtrack is available on iTunes now; Hot 8 is in the midst of a summer tour now and soon to head across the pond—full tour dates on their site.