The Smiths on a kids' show circa 1984. This is what you sometimes get when you type the names of bands into the search field at YouTube.
The best track on Night Ripper, the mash-up set of the moment by Girl Talk, is "Summer Smoke." I will post it tomorrow if the mood strikes.
Recently the daughter has been digging "How Long" by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, which, for you, makes me dig out a great funk comp of new soul stuff in the vein of (and including) Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. At first I suspected all songs were performed by the same dudes, but not so. Not all covers, either, but here I offer three covers, all from Hot Funky and Sweaty: The Sound of Heavy Soul and Funk Today on Hard Soul Records. Like Glenn Close offering rabbit stew, Kenny Rogers covers should not be ignored.
A thought: Wouldn't it be great if the singer did a duet with the pitcher?