My mans Ketchum set this thru. I don’t know how I feel about it. He’s not wack. But it’s definitely in the “lyrical miracle” sector of rap. And that rough scratchy voice just not for me. Maybe if it was back in the day when BCC first popped off. You gotta wear dirty timbs and bubble vests to appreciate this fully.
2 very different renditions of the same song. I see the direction Otis was going here. But I just don’t think he fully realized the potential in doing the song his own way. Then the duet? No thank you. Sam sings the hell this baby. It’s on the short list for my favsies by Mr Cooke. Get your mans Devs! He’s 0-3 in this piece.
I know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself
You know I’ll always be your slave
‘Til I’m buried, buried in my grave”
*also, that’s Lou Rawls on Sam’s b/g vocals. How awesome is that?!?