Sunday 3 May 2015
The original version of this song by Jackie DeShannon is a bit saccharine sweet with it's over fussy production making the hippy dippy lyrics a bit much to stomach . The song was co written by Jimmy Holiday and I have wondered why he didn't do a more soulful version of the song. There is a version by the Isley Brothers but it doesn't do anything for me either. It was a few years ago now that I first heard the David Ruffin version of the song included on the 1969 album Feelin' Good which for me has become the only rendition of the song worth listening too.
David Ruffin - Put A Little Love In Your Heart