Sunday, January 3, 2010
LADIES FIRST: "Go Now"
LADIES FIRST doesn't 'want to see you go'.
Another classic from the "she did it first" file. Soul singer BESSIE BANKS recorded the original "Go Now", written by her husband and produced by the esteemed Lieber & Stoller:
BESSIE BANKS -"Go Now" (1964)
Singer Denny Laine fronted THE MOODY BLUES' hit version of the tune, showcased in this groundbreaking video:
THE MOODY BLUES -"Go Now" (1964)
Later, as a cohort with Paul McCartney in WINGS, Denny performed it on their huge 1976 world tour.
Recently it has been rethought by SIMPLY RED in a more upbeat pop style.