Monday, February 12, 2007

90% Of Me Is You

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Here's a tune that recently got under my skin in a very big way...Gwen McRae's "90% Of Me Is You" on Cat. Perhaps it is old hat to many readers, but I had only recently heard a partial clip in an e-bay auction, and with that 1 minute I heard, I knew I had to find myself a copy.

So many things converge on this record to make it special: the strings that move in the background, the underpinning of the solid drumbeat and the bass (which is nice and loud), the bit of wah-wah that flutters underneath. Female vocals back up the tune, butt only sing one line, "What can I do?", perhaps to reflect the pointlessness of trying to resist the overpowering emotion. But what really gets me is Gwen's delivery, just spot on, and those lyrics, especially:

gonna be the kind of woman that no man can move
i wanna have the kind of mind that no man can fool
i wanna look you in the eyes without getting weak in the eyes
i wanna be able to do without you despite all my needs

Just brilliant, brilliant stuff. So much good soul out of the state of Florida.....


Blogger Silvana said...

Hi Dave!!!
First: sorry for my bad english!!! hihihi
I´m brazilian and i love this song...i would like to know the lyric of this music...Can you help me??
Thanks a lot!!!

3:54 AM  
Blogger Fluppe said...

Indeed a MASSIVE track. Legendary, as far as I'm concerned. I have it at home on a fantastic compilation called "Soul Divas", with more of those brickhouse soul tracks.

3:58 AM  

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