I’m gonna be good to you


That sample search was also a (painful) reminder I got Her (yeah, HER) an I’m Still in Love With You vinyl a couple years ago. And it was not JUST for the sake of Simply Beautiful being on there. It was more the narrative and message of the album as a whole. I’d give the same gift this time around. Original pressing though.

Ps. That gift also included an OG pressing of Miles Davis My Funny Valentine. Sometimes I was really good. Sometimes.

Sam vs Otis



You know I think my biggest problem with the Otis version of these songs is that he’s slows them down. And while that makes the cover his own, it takes away a lot of what I love about Sam’s versions. That is until Cupid. Cuz Jesus Christ does Otis murder this Jawn. LAWDHAVMERCY! I didn’t want to admit it but as the song played on it was undeniable. Sam still killed it. But Otis fucked shit up! You got one, Devs. Go nuts!

Sam vs Otis



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?!?

**oh yeah. I also just got this on 45. Bitches!

Sam VS Otis



I’m sure hidden away in the archives Otis did his own rendition of every Sam Cooke song. I’m not mad about it at all. Otis’ interpretations seem to have a different way about them. More hurt. More Love. More pain. You feel them differently. But I still rock with the OG Sam. I can’t quite describe why. I just know it in my heart. Maybe one day I’ll find an Otis version I find superior. Until then, Sam is the KANG! Take that, Devs!

Sam vs Otis



Me and Devs rehashed a conversation that we tabled a few months ago. Sam Cooke VS Otis Redding. She prefer the Big O. While I naturally prefer the SoulGawd Sam Cooke. While I agree that Otis makes you FEEL his words. I mean happy sad Love etc. You FEEL what Otis is feelin when he sangs. BUT He did what he did because of Sam. Covered joints Sam did. Sam is arguably the creator of Soul music. The OG of the Soul game. There’s this indescribable quality of his music. This FEELING. That’s the best as I can describe it (word to Isaiah Rashad, we had a convo about “the feeling” in music last year). So thus begins Sam vs Otis. BC vs Devs. Teacher vs Student.

Bring it on home to me


If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind
Bay-beh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I know I laughed when you left
But now I know, I only hurt myself
Bay-beh, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

I’ll give you jewelry and money, too
That ain’t all, that ain’t all I’ll do for you
Bay-beh, if you bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

You know I’ll always be your slave
Till I’m buried, buried in my grave

Oh honey, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)

(One more thing)
I tried to treat you right
But you stayed out, stayed out at night
But I forgive you, bring it to me
Bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me
, yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)
Yeah (yeah) yeah (yeah)…