Respect feat. Mara Hruby & Van Hunt

by The Decoders

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The Decoders are at it again with another Rotary Connection cover of a cover, the classic known as "Respect" made famous by the likes of Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin. This time, they have enlisted the talents of Oakland based chanteuse Mara Hruby ( and the illustrious Van Hunt ( This track will be included on their upcoming full length album release, "Adventures From Paradise: A Tribute To Minnie Riperton" coming out later this year. Check out the video for "Respect" which gives an intimate look into their process of working on the song here :


released April 21, 2014
Mara Hruby
Lead Vocals

Van Hunt
Lead Vocals, Background Vocals & Vocal Arrangements

Itai Shapira
Guitar, Bass

Patrick Bailey
Lead Guitar

Adam Berg
Piano, Rhodes, CP35

Todd M. Simon
Trumpet, Glockenspiel, Horn Arrangements

Tracy Wannomae
Tenor & Alto Saxophone

Thomas Lea
Viola, Violin

Claire Courchene

Blake Colie

Engineered by Itai Shapira and Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Assistant Engineering by David Burris
Mixed by Adam Berg at Manifest Music
Mastered by Adam Berg at Manifest Music

This version was originally performed and recorded by The Rotary Connection on their LP entitled Songs (1969)

Anthony Valadez: Cover Art Design



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The Decoders Los Angeles, California

In only a couple of years, Los Angeles production trio (Todd M. Simon, Itai Shapira and Adam Berg) have cemented their reputation in the studio and on stage as the premiere production team and live band for the likes of artists like Rhye, Kelis, and Hollie Cook. They have garnered the attention of KCRW music director Jason Bentley, Gilles Peterson (BBC), Okayplayer, Wax Poetics, Bandcamp and more ... more

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