Wednesday, May 30, 2007

That's In The Past

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Well, it's been a few weeks since the last post and I really thought that I'd get my act together over the Memorial Day weekend, but things didn't pan out as I thought they might........but anyway, my little girl is six months old and settled down into a pattern of going to bed by 8 pm, so hopefully I can return to a more regular posting schedule. I say that now, but if those beautiful blue eyes were to open, I'd step away from this keyboard in an instant.

Anyway, today's treat is one of a handful of 45s I've bought in the last 6 weeks. Yes, it's been pretty dry lately. Thankfully tunes like Brenda & The Tabulations' "That's In The Past" on Dionn can be found for a decent price.

This tune just captures me right from the intro. The song builds nicely with a jangly guitar, a roaming bass line, and a slightly funky drumbeat supporting Brenda. And then the horns come in, and then those soaring strings, and the song wraps you up.......brilliance. The production gets me as well, as the music - the strings especially - almost overpower the vocals. But Brenda does a great job of making the song hers with the support of those well-placed male backing vocals.
Quality stuff.


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