Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Gotta Have More!


Carl Hall - You Don't Know Nothing About Love

Well, after writing yesterday's post about Carl Hall, I realized that I couldn't just go on with this blog unless I featured Hall's Loma classic "You Don't Know Nothing About Love." This slab of serious soul finds Hall pouring his all into the Jerry Ragovoy tune, and the combination of the backing track, with its alternating periods of calm and storm, and Hall's vocals - don't tell me that his shrieking at the end doesn't raise a hair or two - makes for a killer record. Howard Tate would cover the tune on his 1972 eponymous LP for Atlantic, but as awesome as that recording is, the intensity of Hall's record wins out every time.

2 comments:

RATES said...

Australian vocalist extraordinaire Renee Geyer does an excellent version of the Ragavoy* tune as well. It was released on her 1981 album "So Lucky"(Mushroom Records) but appears in another two later compilations.
I've got a couple of Geyer tracks up now from her 1999 album "Sweet Life". Have a listen....

Russell said...

Very interesting - didn't even know that Carl Hall's song on Loma had been covered, let alone twice! Will have to make a note and look them both up.

More on Loma to be found here: Discography of Loma RecordsThanks for sharing the info...