Listen to BABY, I'LL COME by Mary Love.
This song has been one of my favorites for a long, long time. I recall making a mix CD about four years ago where I was really gutted I couldn't find a way to fit it on. But like they say on the label, Baby I'll Come was a little too "Slow 'N' Moody" for that, but that means it's perfect for a week like this.
The tune basically speaks for itself. What can I add to Mary's vocal performance? I mean, when she says that "All you have to do is call me and I'll come... right away," you believe her don't you? It's very moving.
One thing I don't like: I originally got this song on a Mojo sampler called "Raw Soul." Why is it that a stunning vocal like Mary Love's is considered "raw," and a stunning vocal like Mary Weiss's is considered "dramatic"? Could it be that Love's recording mic is a little overdriven? Or something else?
In other news, Amy and Martin made it to Oklahoma last night. Hee haw!
Photo: Empire State Building series (7).