Sunday, September 12, 2010

Song of the Week ...

When I mention the band "Chairmen of the Board," you may think that this is probably Sinatra's back-up band ... and you'd be wrong. This is a soul band that experienced some popularity in the 1970's, and is still touring today. Funny thing - before I actually knew who they were, I actually saw them perform in Myrtle Beach in 1994. I don't remember much from the performance, other than they seemed to be having fun and the crowd was really into them.

Their song "Give Me Just a Little More Time" is a classic soul number that seems to be overlooked by most. The song was released in 1970, and reached number 3 on the Billboard charts. According to Wikipedia, "'Give Me Just a Little More Time' features Chairmen of the Board lead singer General Johnson as the narrator, begging a lover who rejected him to reconsider and give him 'just a little more time'."

The instrumentals in the song are very "Motown Traditional," and if you like Motown, you'll LOVE this song (even if you don't like Motown, you should at the very least like this song).

Kylie Minogue did a remake of this song in the early 1990's, and of course, stripped all of the soul out of it (sadly):

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've always loved that song (the original). Thanks for reminding me of it!