Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Why Didn't I Get the Memo on This Song? (This Week's Edition Le Deuxieme)

From 2011, please enjoy the late great Amy Winehouse and her jaw-droppingly stunning cover version of the Goffin/King classic of early '60s sexual guilt "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"

I really don't understand how I missed that until today (when I heard it over the sound system at a Manhattan restaurant where a certain Shady Dame of my acquaintance took me for one last birthday lunch.) But as I found out later, when I reseearched it, it originally appeared on an album of outtakes released shortly after La Winehouse's tragic death.

In any case, on reflection I now think that it's the best performance of that song ever waxed, and that includes the original by The Shirelles and Carole King's re-make on Tapestry.


Sal Nunziato said...

Check out some of the other tracks on Lioness. The duet with Tony Bennett on "Body & Soul" is also a killer, as are "Our Day Will Come" and "A Song For You." She was something else.

Anonymous said...

Good version but The Shirelles version will always rock my world the most!

Captain Al

pete said...

Worth mentioning although most visitors here know this already. Gerry Goffin and Carole King were a married songwriting duo with the wife writing the music and the husband writing the words. That may not be female subservience in the Amy Barrett sense, but these great "feminist" lyrics were in fact written by a man.

buzzbabyjesus said...

She was really something. She lived a bio-pic in public.