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« Reply #480 on: October 25, 2017, 07:27:47 AM »

BTW, I've always thought that "To love somebody" lends itself particularly well to soul vocalists, as the Nina Simone's cover aptly shows.

Now, to the "new" PP Arnold's album review...
If I remember correctly Barry & Robin Gibb wrote "To Love Somebody" (at the request of Robert Stigwood) for Otis - But he tragically died before having a chance to record the song.

 I reckon Dexys did a great cover of it recently . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5C15jnXYcQ


. .call me biased if you like. .

Nice arrangement, but I don't think Kevin Rowland can handle it vocally, the spoken verses just don't work for me, less so if I imagine a vocalist as powerful as Otis in charge of it.

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« Reply #481 on: October 25, 2017, 05:28:48 PM »

BTW, I've always thought that "To love somebody" lends itself particularly well to soul vocalists, as the Nina Simone's cover aptly shows.

Now, to the "new" PP Arnold's album review...
If I remember correctly Barry & Robin Gibb wrote "To Love Somebody" (at the request of Robert Stigwood) for Otis - But he tragically died before having a chance to record the song.

 I reckon Dexys did a great cover of it recently . .
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5C15jnXYcQ


. .call me biased if you like. .

Nice arrangement, but I don't think Kevin Rowland can handle it vocally, the spoken verses just don't work for me, less so if I imagine a vocalist as powerful as Otis in charge of it.

Whilst I grant you that Rowland doesn't have the voice that Otis had , I did say that I am biased . .

I have been a Dexys fan since I first saw them on a BBC show called Top of the Pops in late 1979. In particular I love their first album which was my era and possibly my favourite band from that time.  I have one Otis album and  I do like but I was only a kid when he croaked it . For me that version of the To Love Somebody track by Dexys is the best version and I think it is their best album for donkeys years . .I would also say their version of Both Sides Now from the same album is also the best version of that tune. .

   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y0_KzvybwI
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