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Sunday, 23 October 2016
Some More Sunday Northern Soul
I think that last week's featured album The Very Best of Northern Soul Volume 1 merits a further visit.
For two reasons - one - it is fantastic and two - I am struggling for things to put on this series which has now been running for the best part of three years
First up we have Erma Franklin (big sister of Aretha) with her version of a song made famous by Jackie Wilson namely (I Get The) Sweetest Feeling.
Then we feature the man himself shockingly making his debut on these pages.
Both songs written by Van McCoy and Alicia Evelyn.
Erma Franklin - ( I Get The) Sweetest Feeling
Jackie Wilson - I've Lost You
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Listening to the first track you've posted it seems a completely pointless cover, there's no attempt re-imagine it at all. At least the North Mississippi Allstars had a go, as you showed us. Not a very good one though. Loved that Jackie Wilson song, toptastic.ReplyDelete
I have to disagree with George, I really like Erma's version but I'm a sucker for a female vocal.ReplyDelete
I don't think Jackie Wilson ever made a duff recording.
Disagreeing with George is allowed on these pages Drew. Indeed, on occasions it is positively encouragedReplyDelete
Me, I just love anything by Van McCoy before he put on his disco heels. Erma-good. Jackie-great. Van-the man. Love it CC!ReplyDelete