Cuba Gooding ‎– Happiness Is Just Around The Bend

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Happiness Is Just Around The Bend 6:59
Happiness Is Dub Around The Bend 4:00
Accapella Happy

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Darewon

Darewon

November 7, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Happiness Is Just Around The Bend, 12", Promo, SWRL 2214
Sampled by Nightmares On Wax on the track "Aftermath."
downtown.music

downtown.music

May 26, 2006
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Happiness Is Just Around The Bend, 12", SWRL 2214
Personally I'm not mad about this "full" cover version, but it's a must-own for the acapella. Cuba Gooding is re-singing the vocal that he originally recorded for the earlier Main Ingredient version of this tune. The original composition, as well as Cuba's delivery, is so strong and timeless that this record stands out even as a pure acapella! But G*d help the DJ who tries to "ride" the acapella with the original in real-time...you'll need a lot of help in the digital domain to accomplish that.
steady-j

steady-j

March 20, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Happiness Is Just Around The Bend, 12", SWRL 2214
Samples from this song appear in several dance and rave tunes in the 90's.

Nightmares on Wax were obviously big fans - they used it for the rave classic "Aftermath", which was subsequently re-sampled by many on the rave scene, and then later for the funky house track "Happiness"
Allard-S

Allard-S

March 20, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Happiness Is Just Around The Bend, 12", SWRL 2214
After leaving the Motown label in 1983, this was Cuba Gooding's first release on Streetwise Records.
"Happiness Is Just Around The Bend" is actually a remake of the Main Ingredient tune from 1974.