Genre mash-ups are a tricky business but when they work it's straight Reese's-pieces magic. Fortunately House of Jezebel totally nails it here, providing big Juno-y half-time bass and military snare to undergird a stellar guest vocal replete with back-up chorus. The lyrics take a slightly darker tinge once they get all Chi-town'd up—becoming as much urban lament as spirited paean. There's also an instrumental version on tap here...in case you want to revel in this ode-to-Larry Heard beatdown or if you just can't stand beautiful singing.
The original, though, is the product of a super-simple formula that might be phrased as something like "Mr. Fingers covers Al Green," although admittedly there's a difference between just coming up with a great pop-art concept like that and being able to pull... Wait a second: House of Jezebel is another pseudonym of Danny Wolfers, AKA Legowelt. Jeez, is there anything this guy can't do? Just another day at the office, I guess.