Monday, November 22, 2010

"Never Gonna Let You Go"

OK, more 80's: This '82 Weil/Mann romantic ballad was first recorded by Dionne Warwick but failed to chart. It was then offered to Earth, Wind and Fire who chose not to record it. Sergio Mendes' '83 version with Joe Pizzulo and Leza Miller on vocals peaked at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100, topped the Adult Contemporary charts and reached #28 on R&B. Beautifully covered by Patti Austin and Peabo Bryson. Is this a record number of key changes in a song? I lost count!

Yesterday's answer: "Got My Mojo Workin' ". A little controversy as Muddy Waters "tweaked" with the lyrics and gave himself writer's credit. Hmm!

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