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Friday, December 16, 2011
JOE HAYWOOD - I WOULD IF I COULD b/w WARM AND TENDER LOVE
The story of Joe Haywood unfortunately is a sad one. It seems as though he was the writer of "Warm And Tender Love", which was Percy Sledge's followup hit to "when A Man Loves A Woman", but apparently Haywood (as was the case with so many songwriters in the 50's and 60s) sold the rights and credit to publisher Bobby Robinson. I'm not a gambler, but I'd also be willing to bet that Haywood wrote the other side, "I Would If I Could", which is a slamming r&b number that complements the deep soul of "Warm And Tender Love" beautifully.
Haywood was known in his native area of Spartanburg, South Carolina not only as an excellent vocalist but also an equally great drummer. Haywood released a handful of other singles up til around 1970, then disappeared from the music scene.
Thanks to the Soul Detective for uncovering information on Joe Haywood.
JOE HAYWOOD - I WOULD IF I COULD
b/w WARM AND TENDER LOVE
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