I have been waiting forever for somebody to finally post this song on You Tube.
Outside of Latimore’s 74′ release of “Lets Straighten It Out” nothing in my mind ever came close again until this one. From the 1988 album of the same name the song was the ultimate getting things heated up number. Reminds me of a lot of good times partying with friends around the time of its release. Another great one from the album was “All You’ll Ever Need”.
Latimore had a different tone than traditional Blues. He was a master at combing it with pure raw R&B ballads and all done more than tastefully. To me he was the one who finally put the “Soul” back in the 80s that had been missing since the 60s.
Released in 1966 as a single and from her first album “Heart And Soul”. aka “Stay With Me (baby).
Yes Janis covered it and yes we know Bette Midler did the song in “The Rose” but there is no rendition that can touch who originally recorded it. The absolute utter passion that poured out of Lorraine Ellison’s soul into those who listened to it.
This was one of those songs that wailed the feeling convincingly and did it drained with every ounce of emotion and word sung. She wasn’t just singing another set of lyrics written, she dissected every single feeling the words of the song expressed. It’s presentation had you crying with her as she pleaded their defining meanings.
Outside of Detroit’s own Levi Stubbs of The Four Tops, Marvin Junior’s almost as smooth baritone vocals made this 1965 release soothing to everybody’s soul. His 17 second note holding on the one word “BaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaBY” made both females cringe and had the males in awe. The 65′ release of this record hit #3 on the R&B Hot Black Singles chart, its re-release in 1968 hit #10 on billboard 100.
The song defined passion and definitely defined “Soul”.
All the younger people know is this was the song that Baby and Johnny seductively danced to in his room in Dirty Dancing.
The voice behind the recording us older folks knew all to well.
Solmon Burke had a life time of Music behind him, way too many to even count. His journey on this earth left us Sunday Oct. 10th.
Do you like good MUSIC, Yeah Yeah… That Sweet Soul Music…..?
Give this generation a little taste of what REAL MUSIC is all about. You want to know why you RAP
It is because you cannot actually SING. These artists could. They are and always will be the REAL DEAL.
Pay ATTENTION, you may learn something called ACTUAL MUSIC.