You Send Me

Well, this song has floored me twice.  Most of you probably remember Taylor Hick’s bluesy – rock update of this great Sam Cooke song on American Idol.  Probably more than any other song, this put Taylor in the finals.

But I have to pay tribute to Sam for his original version.  From Wikipedia

You Send Me” is a 1957 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The song was his first secular single released through Keen Records, an imprint of RCA Victor Records. His first non-gospel single, “Lovable,” was released earlier that year under a pseudonym. Released in October of 1957, the record became an instant hit, topping the charts on both the Billboard Pop and R&B singles charts. The record established Cooke as a mainstream R&B singer, apart from his gospel roots.

At the same time a rendition was also released by Teresa Brewer, which reached #8 on the pop charts.

Since its release, the song has become a landmark record of the soul genre, which Cooke helped create. It was named as one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 2005, the song was voted #115 by representatives of the music industry and press in Rolling Stone magazine’s The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. The song has been covered by a number of artists, including Nat King Cole, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers, José Feliciano, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Percy Sledge, Van Morrison and the Steve Miller Band. In the United Kingdom, Rod Stewart released this song as part of a medley with “Bring It on Home to Me” and charted it on the UK Singles Chart at #7 as a double A-side with “Farewell.”

But what inspired me to create this post was …..

Y S A B E L L A B  A V E !

Soft and Sweet

And YsabellaBrave announced her new web site (  and that she is headed to New York in November for some studio time.  I hope her first CD is well received so she has the chance to do a Show tunes CD and a classic blues CD later.

Best Wishes YsabellaBrave.  Too much to hope for but it would be great if Donald Fagan is producing your CD.


One response to “You Send Me

  1. RedRoseSpeedway

    Have you seen Taylor lately? Guy just keeps getting better. I have to admit I’m completely nuts over him.

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