It has been ages since we last had a Single Song Sunday, and I feel the need to try to make it up to you. You may say it's too late. And you'd be right.
Carole King took her singer-songwriter standard to number one in the Billboard charts 50 years ago this month, which gives us all the excuse we need. Not that an excuse is really required to feature some of these cracking cover versions.
We kick off with Carole's original then swiftly follow it up with three great soul versions from 1972, including the Isley Brothers' ten minute psychodrama. Almost as long is the extended mix of the Quartz and Dina Carroll version which made the UK top ten thirty years ago. I should've got the single version. In this case, less is more.
At that point in proceedings Mr Ray Conniff and friends step in to liven things up, before introducing our international guests - one each from Finland, Germany and Cambodia. The event culminates, as always, in the Mandatory Reggae Version.
"It's Too Late" - Carole King
"It's Too Late" - Billy Paul
"It's Too Late" - Denise LaSalle
"It's Too Late" - The Isley Brothers
"It's Too Late" - Quartz (featuring Dina Carroll)
"It's Too Late" - Ray Conniff
"Jotain En Enää Saa" - Kisu
"Es Ist Spät, Zu Spät Für Uns" - Daliah Lavi
"Huos Haenuy Bong" - Poev Vannary
"It's Too Late" - The Chosen Few
Hurrah - the return of SSS and of course the MRV!ReplyDelete
Apologies for the delay, but this is an example of why I don't do proper series like you. I lack your public service ethosDelete
Well, buck up!Delete
I'm looking forward to the lengthy Too LatesDelete