Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tammi Terrell's version of a great song
The first thing I noticed was The Funk Bothers tearing the roof off on this rocking arrangement of Tammi Terrell's version of "This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)". Released in January of 1969, it was part of the only solo album made by this troubled Motown star, who just over a year later would pass away due to a malignant brain tumor in March of 1970. The Isley Brothers had a hit with a still lively, but more genteel and commercially viable rendition in 1966. This, however remains my favorite take on a great Holland,Dozier,Holland and Moy composition.