Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Two Jews' Blues

And speaking as we were yesterday of the great Gerry Goffin and Carole King -- and in honor of Rosh Hashanah -- please enjoy, from 1964, the great Maxine Brown and the original version of Goffin and King's exquisite "Oh No, Not My Baby."

For some reason -- incipient senility, perhaps -- I was convinced King herself had a version of this on the radio in the pre-Tapestry Sixties.

Wrong! She didn't release her own performance of the song until 1980.

In any case, Good Yontiff, everybody!

POSTCRIPT: Here's Rod Stewart (with Faces) covering it in 1973.

Believe it or not, kids, there actually was a time that Rod Stewart wasn't an embarrassing asshole.


Anonymous said...

Let's make this a Goffin/King week here at Powerpop!

Captain Al

Dave said...

Sometimes my favorite Goffin/King composition. I finally fulfilled a lifelong wish to hear Maxine Brown sing it live. She, along with several other soul singers, performs occasionally at Sid Gold's Request Room in a little boro we call Manhattan.

Dave F

Anonymous said...

....fer me: TwoJews Blues is always Bloomers and Goldberg....