Man o man. A song like this will do it to me every time. A little simple Tuesday soul for y’all.
Your average R&B flunky is likely familiar with theÂ Gwen McCrae original (Glades, 1972) which is, in its own right, an absolute jam. I wouldn’t say this really topsÂ the OG version, per se. I mean, truth be told, it’s not terribly different. The instrumental track is virtually identical and the drums are actually harder behind Gwen… but… but…
It’s the voice. Whereas Gwen vamps heavy with her powerful phrasing, my girl Vanessa goes with understated sexy. A little softer. A little sadder somehow. And I’m just spinning…Â
Vanessa Kendricks -Â 90% of Me Is You
taken from the re-issue 12″ on Jazzman; also on the Jazzman complilation Florida FunkÂ