Many people who know mw are aware that my first love (apart from Katie Hepburn) is Motown. The Four Tops are probably my most favourite group from the Motown era I grew to adulthood (I wish) with. But there is another group who’s singer could melt my kneecaps and send me to the floor. Allow me to present Gladys Knight and her pips with a great track from 1971.
Back in the 1960’s we had a few singing outfits that called themselves Brothers. I’ve already played a record by the Walker Brothers- who were not, and now here is another one who aren’t. From 1965 I bring you the Righteous Brothers. William (Bill )Medley and Bobby Hatfield. Though actually this was sung by Bobby alone.
From 1993 a track from a very popular group named after an unemployment benefit form. My wife and I used to sing along to this one in the car. I give you UB40
1974 brings me to a group who were from Chicago, Illinois. They had 11 top ten hits in 5 years, 60 to 74. and this one is my favourite.
This last one is from a New Wave group formed in 1983 and hail from Perth in Scotland. The track I’m playing is actually their best known one that peaked at No6 in the UK charts in 1983.. Please forgive the slightly spooky video that backs this song.
Well, you can breathe easily for another week now. I hope you have a wonderful week, Please bear in mind that there are many people in the world in need of a little kindness. Please try to be that kindness and make someone’s life better than it was when they woke. Sometimes just a hug will do the trick so always carry spares. If you’re not part of the problems of the world, at least try to be part of the solution.