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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Originals -- Give Yourself The Right (To Be Wrong)

For some reason, the Originals' One Life We Live came to my mind today when I drove up I-10W. It must have been the magnificent Texan spring evening that had me think of the song. Of course, I declared the rest of the afternoon an Originals only  event. Up came one wonderful track from their 1970's Naturally Together album, and I knew I had to post it. Give Yourself The Right (To Be Wrong) showcases everything that makes the Originals so special: unique lead voice and perfect background harmonizing ... Simply Originals.



Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Temptations -- Born To Love You

I'll have a Temptations day today. It's kind of strange -- sometimes I actually develop a downright hankering for such sessions -- last week I was devouring Manhattan songs as if they were the donuts I had myself denied for too long ... I just had to have them.
Anyway, today's Temptations song is from the 1965 album Temptin' Temptations. I haven't listened to this song in a while, and when it came up in i-tunes this morning, I remembered how peculiar David Ruffin's voice sounds on that recording. At times he sounds more like his brother Jimmy (1:26) than himself. Amazing. I always detect traces of the other one in their voices, but on this record I almost feel as if both of them were singing ...
Of course, once David let's loose, there is no longer any question about whose gritty, intensely emotional voice we're listening to.

I had almost forgotten how much I love this song. 

Monday, April 4, 2011

Happy-Monday-AudioBlog: Lost (not on an island, tough)


Soul Sounds Unlimited -- Lost In A Dream
Lea Roberts -- Lost In Your Love
O. V. Wright -- Lost In The Shuffle
Bobby McLure -- Lost Without Your Love
The Darlettes -- Lost
Rockie Robins -- Lost In Love Again
The Final Seconds -- Lost On A Highway

The past few weeks have been challenging, busy, and exhausting. For now, it looks as though everything's back to normal.
So, here comes another Audioblog. The theme is Lost -- feeling lost in all kinds of situations is, I believe, a very common human experience. Of course, the nicest of these situation would be being lost in love, without a doubt.