Sunday, May 18, 2014
Some Sunday Soul...
A little bit of Sunday Motown from 1962 from the supremely talented Mary Wells. Written and produced by Smokey, on first listen "Two Lovers" appears to be about having your cake and eating it but listen closer and the song cleverly reveals the "Two Lovers" to be one and the same person. There is a very good reason why Bob Dylan once described Smokey as "America's greatest living poet".
All the more remarkable is that the girl with the golden voice recorded this track when she was only 19 years old. Mary will be forever remembered for the wonderful "My Guy", but there was so much more to her music than that, as this track shows.