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 (www.ysabellabrave.com) 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.