Wednesday, April 27, 2011

"If You Don't Know Me By Now" by Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes.

OK, back to the 70's: This soulful Gamble/Huff R&B ballad was written for Labelle (Patti's trio) but they never recorded it. A Philly-based group (originally known as The Charlemagnes) with Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals took it to #3 in '72, becoming their first and biggest hit. Simply Red's '89 cover topped the charts in the US and peaked at #2 in the UK - their best-known recording. Named one of the "Songs Of The Century" by RIAA. Group? Song?

Yesterday's answer: "My Boy Lollipop" by Millie Small.

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