Saturday, December 5, 2009

Times Two - Unrelated Gimmick Post

Ahh the gimmick post. Quite frankly, I would rather not post anything then reach for gimmicky songs that I don't have a genuine connection to. But I have been obsessed with one of these two songs,(Sly & the Fam)for a long, long time. I happened across the other one,(Doris Troy), while hunting down alternate versions of the first one, follow? So this gimmick, is forgivable. At least by my logic.
They are both very soulful tunes. Doris Troy belts through the dense Sam Cooke-ish symphonics, with a tune somewhat unchained. Sly let's the mourning organ/mellotron & wah-wah guitar simmer up and cushion his throaty, emotive voice, until the whole thing almost boils over. Thankfully it never does.
As time slips through our fingers, both this man and woman are telling us to hold on tight.

Time by Clay

Time - Sly and the Family Stone

Time by Clay

Time - Doris Troy

Note* In addition to the YSI links below the music player, readers may click on the downward facing arrow on the right hand side of the player to download the songs directly to their desktop. Feel free to let me know if there are any links not working.

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