Thursday, April 24, 2008
Jimmy, Out of the Cellar!
Jimmy Ruffin - I Know How to Love Her
A couple of weeks ago I featured Jimmy Ruffin on this blog, and I'll visit with him again on today's selection, which went unreleased until the first volume of A Cellarful of Motown came out. "I Know How to Love Her" features cheerful, confident singing by Ruffin and the background singers over a swinging groove full of that Motown magic. I can't figure out for the life of me why this didn't get released - it's as solid as a lot of the product coming out on any of Berry Gordy's labels at the time. I suppose it's an ultimate testament to the quality and quantity of work they were doing at Hitsville, U.S.A. for stuff like this to be passed over!