Sparkle Sounds: Cee-Lo Green "I'm A Man" + Goapele "Running" [Stream]

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Two new Motown-inspired jams from two OKP favorites--Cee-Lo Green with "I'm A Man" and Goapele with "Running"--both from the upcoming remake of the 1976 Curtis Mayfield-penned musical Sparkle (watch the trailer after the jump). Whether or not it will live up to folks' attachment to the original, the remake does seem like its gonna be the main engine driving the production of soul music for at least the rest of this year. Listen to these two gems below and check out the veritable plethora of torch songs from Whitney Houston, Jordin Sparks, Carmen Ejogo and more on the 'sparklemovie' soundcloud page to get an idea what I'm talking bout. The Sparkle OST album is slated to drop July 31st (pre-order on iTunes here) and the film is currently slated to hit theater August 17th.

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