Well hey everybody, and thanks for stopping by the brand new hahamusic. Here at hahamusic, we’re gonna do our damndest to give you what we think is interesting stuff to listen to. And maybe some stuff to look at or think about, if there’s time.
I’m going to start out with the greatest song of all time:
Aretha Franklin – You Send Me
Please don’t try to dispute me on this. You’ve got The Queen of Soul covering The King of Soul (Sam Cooke). What could be better? That’s right, nothing.
Alright, obnoxiousness aside, this is an amazing rendition of Cooke’s first secular single released under his own name (according to Wikipedia). I found this while rummaging through my parents’ music a couple years ago. My mother has an “Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul” box set (Buy it here) and hearing “You Send Me,” I was blown away. Not that I wasn’t blown away by the rest of the songs (though her cover of “Eleanor Rigby” is kinda offputting), but this one stood out. There’s not much I can say about the song itself, other than from the gospel piano and drumstick click lead-in to the “SEND ME BABY” with the horns popping in for punctuation at the end, the goosebumps never leave my arms.
posted by Adam