Monday, January 12, 2009
EDDIE HOLLAND - LEAVING HERE : HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY, MOTOWN
As today is what is acknowledged as Motown's 50th birthday, it's only fitting to feature a favorite Motown track. Happy birthday to the label that not only has been a source of so much musical happiness but also revolutionized black music in giving it a strong commercial viability while retaining its' soul. The records released on Motown and its subsidiaries Tamla, Gordy, Soul and VIP are an unparalleled cache of soul music.
While Eddie Holland was known mostly for his part in the incredible Holland-Dozier-Holland songwriting team, he also whipped out a few legendary singles, of which this one is my favorite. This incredible song has also been covered very well by The Who and Jimmy Hanna (whose version was a pst 45 of the day).