Luka Bloom needs love

Luka Bloom needs love

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llcooljKen Sumka | 88Nine Radio Milwaukee

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Luka Bloom (nee' Kevin Moore) covers an LL Cool J tune that's nearly 30 years old.

Luka Bloom was born Kevin Moore, the younger brother of legendary Irish singer-songwriter Christy Moore, who is sort of the equivalent of the Irish Bob Dylan, so not wanting to be known as “Kevin Dylan”,  he adopted the stage name Luka Bloom. He’s put a steady string of great albums since his debut as Luka Bloom in 1988–from 1978-88 he used the name Barry Moore. From Luka’s 1988 album “The Acoustic Motorbike” we get his excellent reading of LL Cool J’s “I Need Love”, which came out a year prior on LL Cool J’s “Bigger and Deffer” album.

The cover of “I Need Love” by Luka Bloom.

And LL Cool J’s original.

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