First things first. I completely forgot to congratulate Zapple100 for answering the previous question on who originally performed Respect. Congrats to the Zap for guessing correctly.
Second on the agenda, the last question..
George Harrison, everyone’s favourite Beatle recorded this song in 1987 and was one of his 3 number one songs in the USA. That would be a trivia question on its own. Wait, what’s that sound. You mean he’s not the favourite Beatle. Well, he is mine, no idea why, just seemed more down to earth than the others. At any rate, here’s his version.
Got My Mind Set On You
The answer is James Ray, the bonus answer Rudy Clark. The closest answer came from John The Aussie, sort of. He asked the question while speaking to 100 miners and someone out there said James Raymond. Close enough John, you take the title away from North America to the land of Oz, Australia. Please congratulate John for being the current and reigning Lord of Music Trivia.
James Ray Original
And the new brain teaser is..
Q: Who did the original version of Soft Cell’s classic “Tainted Love”. Yes. it is a cover. For bonus points, who wrote it.
My last question from what seems like weeks ago (and was):
Q: Who wrote and recorded the first version of “Respect“?
The answer though is, Otis Redding. He wrote and recorded this in 1965. You can find it on his album “Otis Blue“. The song was not released as a single. When Otis heard Aretha’s version, his comment was “That little girl stole my song”.
Here is Otis singing his song.
Now for a new trivia question to ponder until I pop in again with a new one.
Q: Everyone knows the George Harrison song “Got My Mind Set On You”. Who originally recorded it. For bonus points, who wrote it.
- Aretha Franklin – Aretha Franklin Inducted Into Gospel Music Hall Of Fame (contactmusic.com)