Well, here's my weekly lesson on the songbook of Carole King. This was written by Goffin/King when they were both only 18 years old back in 1961. It was their first #1 hit (2 weeks) and has spawned many covers and has been featured in many movies. As with many of their songs, the beauty of the songwriting comes subtly, in the division between reality (the background singers) and naivity (the lead singer) and culminates in the bridge and final verse when the lead singer starts realizing her lover may not return. King actually plays the tympany in the Shirelles version and the only version that comes close to/if not surpasses the original is King's own version from "Tapestry." When presented with the song, lead singer Shirley Reeves hated the idea of recording it, but their porducer, Luther Dixon, owed Goffin/King a favor, so they recorded it anyway. Lucky they did.
Post by HolidayGuy on Feb 25, 2014 19:48:08 GMT -5
Love it. No disputing Carole's immeasurable talent.
The most celebrated and important female artist of the last half-century. The world has been "hung up" on her since she announced to Dick Clark in 1984 that she wanted to rule the world. And RULE it she has...
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