Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Get on Down With Gladys Knight & The Pips!

Gladys Knight & The Pips - Daddy Could Swear, I Declare

I don't think anyone who reads this blog regularly needs any introduction to Gladys Knight & The Pips, whose fine recordings covered nearly four decades. Today's selection is one of their lesser-known hits, which was pulled for single release from the group's 1973 album Neither One of Us, whose title track was a big hit that year. "Daddy Could Swear" was written by Gladys and her brother Meryl (one of the Pips) and it's a tasty piece of get down, featuring some great acoustic guitar work and a groove that, although not really funky or dance-oriented, makes you want to bob your shoulders a little bit while Gladys and the fellows play off each other in their usual awesome way.

(EDITOR'S NOTE - I will be visiting Chicago for the holidays, so there will be no posts or blog maintenance between now and Sunday or Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!)


Paul said...

Nice one. We both post Gladys on the same day too!

Lynne said...

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving with my shoulders bobbing. Nice cut.