I am eternally jealous of a friend who saw Curtis in the early 80s at the Commowealth Centre in West London. To our collective shame, I don't think it was even sold out. What he does to We've Only Just Begun is pure musical alchemy .Thanks Ally - looking forward to the rest of Cutis week.
it is terrifying how small the audience even on this lp sound too. x
Oh this is gonna be a goody.There's a great version of We've only by The Frank Cunimondo Trio - slightly barmy and like a drunken aunt singing it. You can grab via this mix
I saw him twice at the Town & Country Club in the 80s, I'm sure those were sell out.Though the second time he was a bit below par (first time was brilliant, genius etc.) because his backing band looked a bit short-staffed (no horns) which made me think he was on a budget.
Never heard the Curtis version. That's nice. It's a good fit for his voice.Funny how he feels the need to justify the unhipness of the song!
it's the whole new meaning he gives it that always astounds me. x
There was a lot of that around back then - is it a love song or is it a liberation song? Think, Respect, Ain't No Stopping Us Now ... are the first to pop into my head but you could probably think of a few less obvious ones.
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