Thursday, June 19, 2008
Back to the Well!
Wes Wells & The Steelers - From the Top of My Heart
Derivative follow-ups to big hits aren't unusual in the realm of classic soul, so it's not too crazy to think that Chicago soul group The Steelers would be averse to reworking their 1969 hit "Get It From the Bottom" for the Torrid label in 1974 as "From the Top of My Heart." Although the tune has a few lyrical switches, including a reference to the old hit, and an arrangement that has a touch of disco in it, Wes Wells' Curtis Mayfield-styled lead vocals and the overall feel of the song stay true to the earlier record, which, I must note, is not a bad thing!