In the 60’s and 70’s I was most impressed with a Canadian Lady with a huge voice. Though many of her records did well , most were on LP (Long Player, kids) and could only be accessed that way. The song I'[m sharing with you was one of those and I’m sharing it because of the clarity of her voice. The other option would have been a lot of whale song. Allow me to present Judy Collins.
And now to 1967 and a young gentleman called Jeff Beck. I suspect many of you won’t have heard of him or the song but he was well known for his skills on the guitar,
Here’s a man who doesn’t need an introduction ,after the sacking of the original Drifters in 1958 they were replaced by the members of the Five Crowns. Benjamin Earl Nelson was their lead singer and naturally became the same with the Drifters. He was lead singer on 11of 13 hits. In 1960 he left the Drifters and went solo as Ben E King. In 1961 he had a hit with this song proving himself to be a great singer all over again. For me, he’s up there with the likes of Brook Benton and Levi Stubbs Jnr.
In 1984 a single was released from a 1983 LP of the same name. The people who wrote it, sang it. The couple were married and she was the daughter of the great Sam Cooke. Her stepfather was the brother of her husband. I couldn’t write a film script like this. The husband had been married to Mary Wells one of the very talented Supremes. They wrote a number of songs for other people including the stepfather ‘Bobby’ before getting married and performing their own songs. Welcome Womack and Womack or Cecil and Linda with their 1984 hit.
A big hit in 1983was a song from a duo and which was sung by a woman who would go on to be an international star in her own right. I probably won’t find anyone who hasn’t heard this song. So, let’s first introduce the duo as Dave Stewart, the musician on electronics of the group Eurythmics and Ms Annie Lennox singer of many a fine song and always ready to support a good cause.
That’s it for another week. I hope you enjoyed them. Have a Great New Week and make sure you have hugs for all that need them. It’s love we need in the world now, not hate or indifference.
A very Happy Thanksgiving wish to my Canadian friends. May you undergo a lot of healing in the next 12 months.