Monday, June 15, 2015
One Last Fantasy: Gladys Knight & Jools Holland
The Palladia network which airs "Later...With Jools Holland," reran a compilation show called "Legends," featuring live performances from...uh....legends. I'm only halfway through the 90 minute episode but most of these performances so far have been outstanding. I was particularly blown away by David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera absolutely nailing The Syd-era Floyd single "Arnold Layne" and having fun while doing so. Gilmour actually laughs!
But it was Gladys Knight's reading of "If I Were Your Woman" with host Holland on the ivories that sent me into goosebump central.
This is a record that needs to be made- a small acoustic combo soul record, with Jools Holland as musical director, revisiting some of Knight's classics and maybe a new song or two.
Somebody out there, make this happen.