Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Pre-Rock Pop Songs Covered by Rock Artists (An Occasional Series): Part II -- Special "Check Your Timex" Edition

From 1965, please enjoy the wonderful Unit 4 + 2 -- featuring future Argent members Bob Henrit and Russ Ballard -- and their utterly lovely, slightly doo-wop tinged, version of "When I Fall in Love."

I'm cheating a bit here; the song itself -- written by Victor Young (music) and Edward Heyman (lyrics) and introduced in the film One Minute to Zero in 1952 -- is not technically pre-rock, but what the hell; most of the work that made those guys famous was. In any case, it's gorgeous.

I should add that the above was the B-side of the great "Concrete and Clay"; I had the American 45 version and I'm not ashamed to say I wore it out.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

If Unit 4 plus 2 could sing better it would be full blown doo wop.

Captain Al

pete said...

Not exactly falling within the template but it's too great a record to leave out. Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness."

edward said...

Well, if we're taking requests, Elvis Costello's take on My Funny Valentine always gave me the vibe of a serial killer dressing the corpse. But that's me.

steve simels said...

Oh god, I’d forgotten the Costello. Fantastic.

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