Here’s Why That Ritt Momney Song Sounds Familiar
We've been spinning Ritt Momney's song "Put Your Records On" for almost a month. Like many of the songs we play, we started playing it just at night, but the song is quickly gaining in popularity. As a result, we're playing it a lot more.
The first time I heard it, I thought that it sound familiar. The second time, I realized that I recognized the tune of the song. The third time, I could sing along with the song. So, it was obviously a cover (or it sampled another song), but what was it?
I am kind of embarrassed that I had to look it up on Wikipedia. It is not a sample. It is a cover of Corinne Bailey Rae's "Put Your Records On".
Here's the Ritt Momney version...
And the Corinne Bailey Rae version...
According to Wikipedia, Corinne Bailey Rae is originally from Leeds, England. Rae is best known for her song "Put Your Records On". She released her self-titled album in February of 2006. It became the fourth album by a British female to debut at number one. In 2012, she won a Grammy Award (Best R&B performance) for her cover of Bob Marley's "Is This Love?"
Ritt Momney (a play on the name of politician Mitt Romney) is the stage name of 20 year old Salt Lake City native Jack Rutter. Originally, Rutter started performing music in a high school band, but after his friends left on Mormon missions trips and his girlfriend left for college, he started working on solo projects.