Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:49 am
Last edited by mike edwards66 on Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:56 am
Thanks for the post, Mike.
This song is a big favorite of mine. I just love those early Motown records by The Marvelettes, The Miracles, The Contours, and others. Those were classy records. I don't like the later Motown sound, though.
I first heard this song by The Beatles, and I must say I like their version very much. Lennon did a great job with it.
However, if i had to choose only one, I would stick with the original. Gladys Horton vocals are charming, including the classic line "Deliver the let-ter / The sooner the bet-ter".
By comparison with the other two, The Carpenters' version sounds almost like a joke to me. Sorry !
Here's a great scene from Martin Scorsese's 1973 movie "Mean Streets", which features the original as background music for a fight :