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Thursday, August 23, 2012

JOE MATTHEWS - SORRY AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH b/w YOU BETTER MEND YOUR WAYS

The first time I heard this record I did a double take, asking myself "what is this Marvin Gaye track that I've never heard?"

Of course it's not Marvin, but the backing musicians are, in fact, the Motown band. With such a lovely, smooth voice, it's a wonder that Joe Matthews released only half a dozen or so singles in the 60's before drifting out of the music business.

Both sides of this record are superb, and probably would have been big hits if this platter was released on one of the Motown family labels.

from 1966...

JOE MATTHEWS - SORRY AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH

b/w YOU BETTER MEND YOUR WAYS

7 comments:

tut said...

"sorry ain`t good enough"..holy moley what a great tune..I can sure hear "Pride and joy" in there..nice one derek!

web_star said...

Hello Mr Mr See. Thanks for the great music. Sir, both links for Joe Matthews are for Sorry Ain't Good Enough. There doesn't appear tp be a link for You Better Mend Your Ways. Sounds like Marvin Gayes's Pride & Joy. Fantastic. From Johnnie K Auckland New Zealand

Allan Greenwald said...

Both play the same song. O_O

Holly said...

Hi Derek! I love "Sorry Ain't Good Enough ... but would also like to hear "You Better Mend Your Ways" - which currently also links to "Sorry". Sorry! ;-)

: smintheus :: said...

Both tracks as posted come from "Sorry".

Btw, some of your original posts from when you started the blog have tracks that aren't playable any longer, at least on my browser (Firefox). Any chance you could fix that? Or repost some of those Barbara Lynn recordings, which is what originally brought me to your site?

Derek See said...

The link is now fixed. Posts only stay up for a few weeks; there is an excellent collection out on Ace from Barbara Lynn that will give you all those sides. Buy it!

Holly said...

Thank you for fixing the link - I know you're super busy, much appreciated.