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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
THELMA JONES - THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
While Aretha's version of this song is, no doubt, incredible (practically everything Aretha cut during '67-'69 is pure MAGIC) this ORIGINAL version is white hot as well and if all were fair and just in the universe, would have been the hit. Perhaps it was just a tad too raw for the masses...
Southern by birth (North Carolina), Thelma relocated to New York c1967 and cut some incredible singles (including this one, as well as "Stronger" which is a past 45 of the day) that should have propelled her to stardom.