(originally published 5/23/09)
Luckily, there is a search feature within this blog; I thought I'd featured this song ages ago but I hadn't. Glad I checked, as this is such a good one it almost slipped through the cracks of my blog clutches.
Born in Providence, RI, Freddie Scott got distracted from studying medicine to make his career in music, and placed an early song of his on a Ricky Nelson album. Freddie cut a demo in 1963 for songwriters Goffin and King that went on to be a huge hit for himself (it was intended to be recorded by Chuck Jackson) with "Hey Girl" which was his biggest hit.
This is a later track that miraculously never was a hit. Just doesn't seem fair! It's so catchy, well performed and sung with majesty by Freddie. No wonder the intro hook has been sampled more than a few times by hip hop artists.
FREDDIE SCOTT - YOU GOT WHAT I NEED