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Sunday 3 November 2019

Single Song Sunday

Slightly later in the day than I'd planned - things to do, people to see, you know how it is - it's Single Song Sunday. And for third time, it's the Temptations. They are evidently eminently coverable.

This time round it's their 1964 standard, "My Girl". I had assumed we must have done this one years ago but apparently not. The Temps are still tops, and so good they feature twice, once in English and once in German. Otis and Al aren't far behind.

We have funky organ for you, and some surprisingly good jazz flute. Despite their name, The Matadors are Czech not Spanish, and we keep it international with covers from Nigeria and Italy, rounding things off with the Mandatory Reggae Version from the great Ken Boothe.

"My Girl" - The Temptations 

"My Girl" - Otis Redding

"My Girl" - Al Green

"My Girl" - Orlando Julius

"My Girl" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk

"My Girl" - The Matadors

"Mein Girl" - The Temptations

"Solamente Lei" - Giorgio Bertolani

"My Girl" - Billy Preston

"My Girl" - Ken Boothe

And if you thought that was good...


  1. It's taken me a while to cotton on to your videos, but now I can see your method. Find ridiclous video and shoehorn a few related songs. Perversely, I liked the Czech and Italian versions better than the Brigitte original

    1. That is indeed the method on some occasions, but not this time. I was unaware that Brigitte had covered the song until I started looking for videos. My original plan was to treat you to Little Jimmy Osmond's version but I couldn't find a video of him performing it. You can count yourself unlucky, as even that is an improvement on Brigitte's. It doesn't have a naff rap in the middle of it though.

  2. Just off to check the dictionary definition of sacrilege. Re Brigitte: Is there no level the PR machine's 'yes men won't stoop to to shore up the brittle, fragile egos of the talentless and over-promoted? Thanks for posting the genuine stuff though. What a song.