Thursday, September 1, 2011
MEL & TIM - FOREVER AND A DAY
Of course some songs sound better to us at particular times in our life, and perhaps it is because I am marrying the love of my life next Friday, but right now this song simply sounds like the greatest one ever recorded to my ears. But to be fair, if I were pressed, I could easily rattle off a few hundred songs within a few minutes that could be classified as the greatest ever. And that's not discounting the majesty of this particular track one bit.
Journeymen performers Mel & Tim hit big with the great "Backfield In Motion" in 1969, after traveling from their home in Mississippi to Chicago where they fell under the wing of (hero) Gene Chandler. By the early 70's, the duo were recording for Stax, and for some inexplicable reason this record was not the massive success that it deserved to be.
MEL & TIM - FOREVER & A DAY