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Poll: Version Battle - I'm So Glad I Found You

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I'm So Glad I Found You  

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  1. 1. Which version does it for you?

    • Linda Jones & Whatnauts
      77
    • The O'Jays
      47
    • The Escorts
      3

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  • Poll closed on 17/12/18 at 19:00

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Suggested by Steve aka member @Winsford Soul the latest version battle lines up 3 versions of 'I'm So Glad I Found You' to duke it out...


Linda Jones And The Whatnauts - I'm So Glad I Found You

 

O'Jays - I'm So Glad I Found You

 

The Escorts - I'm So Glad I Found You

 

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Like the O'Jays, but it's just gotta be the Whatnauts - it's still amazes me when Ms Jones fires up those pipes.

It's just a shame how relatively little product there is on her that's of interest to us (at least Northern that is), such a shame she died young - always loved the nuttiness of 'Your Love Hit Me Like TNT' (heard the obvious ones simply too much and sold them both a long time ago - kept TNT!) - I heard it said she was only 14 when she knocked it out, don't know how true that is.

Dx

 

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Thanks Mike.  

I personally think this is Linda Jones finest vocal performance,  she effortlessly covers the whole spectrum of notes,  simply stunning. 

I did hear the Ojays version years before Linda Jones but as good as it is,  Linda,s tops it.

I used to play it out regularly and to a fantastic reaction and I was always getting asked who the fcuk was it. 

Steve 

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Linda Jones for me - far superior vocals. 

I do like the funky arrangement on the Escorts but the vocals are pretty poor.

Innit.

Pete

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Once you've heard Linda's take on the song, the others just don't compare.

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Linda Jones and Whatnauts all day long. One of her best I would say.

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Love all the versions in their own right but when push comes to shove Linda Jones all the way, She is Gonna leave all the rest in the dust behind her

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O'Jays just edges it for me based on vocal performance but it's a close call

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I shall probably be in the minority (as usual) but for me The O'Jays is the superior track but I am a bit of an O'Jays fanboy....

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Ojays everytime! If the Ojays did a version of gan gam style, it would be good. 

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Linda Jones fantastic but the O Jays for me everytime

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Proposals for other votes with numerous great versions:

Did My Baby Call

Just Keep On Loving Me

Dx

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O'Jays version for me, but only just above Linda Jones

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Linda Jones & The Whatnauts  Pure soul vocals to die for !

Plus my W/D came to me via Keith Minshull 

 

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21 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

I personally think this is Linda Jones finest vocal performance, 

One of the finest soul vocal performances ever recorded IMO - got to be up there

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22 hours ago, DaveNPete said:

Like the O'Jays, but it's just gotta be the Whatnauts - it's still amazes me when Ms Jones fires up those pipes.

It's just a shame how relatively little product there is on her that's of interest to us (at least Northern that is), such a shame she died young - always loved the nuttiness of 'Your Love Hit Me Like TNT' (heard the obvious ones simply too much and sold them both a long time ago - kept TNT!) - I heard it said she was only 14 when she knocked it out, don't know how true that is.

Dx

 

Linda Jones all day long. You mention both; assume you refer to My Heart... and Just Can’t..., if you haven’t already, check out the Hypnotyzed Loma album for her superior version of A Last Minute Miracle (maybe a future battle with that one) and the fantastic If Only We Had Met Sooner plus the alternative version on her first Turbo album 

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4 hours ago, luxury soul said:

Linda Jones all day long. You mention both; assume you refer to My Heart... and Just Can’t..., if you haven’t already, check out the Hypnotyzed Loma album for her superior version of A Last Minute Miracle (maybe a future battle with that one) and the fantastic If Only We Had Met Sooner plus the alternative version on her first Turbo album 

The backing's too frantic for me. I used to have a different vocal to it by the Shirelles called something like 'You Are My Last Chance' - anyway Ady Pierce got very excited when I flogged it to him 30 odd years ago, one I should've kept. Dx

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That's so difficult. Linda Jones and the Whatnauts but only by a gnat's whisker from the O'Jays.

 

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Close call for me O'Jays is pretty near perfection as a production, Linda nails it with that sublime voice, both pure class and we are blessed to be having this dilema if there is one.

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o'jays for me with linda just behind. Escorts might have been ok it if was the only version i had ever heard but just not in the same class for me. I have the o'jays & linda versions and also this other version by the casuals which most people i've played it to dont like but there is a frantic/rawness i quite enjoy (labels reversed by the way)

 

 

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O 'Jays proper raw 'northern ' the way i still like it & allways will .

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O'Jays by a mile ... that's the one I am going to get up out my chair and dance to, the Linda Jones one is slower, probably OK to listen to, but not as powerful a dancer as the O'Jays.

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Linda by a two miles!! Bought this from a market stall in Soho in the early 70s, always amazed it has never had regular spins.

Every time I hear it, I can't help thinking  if The Whatnauts, when making the record, knew what was to come after one minute! Ha.

 

Tim.

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The ojays for me.  Just 

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👨‍🎓 O'jays  of course 😀

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Linda Jones for me , she nailed this one .

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all over!

thanks to all who took part in the poll and topic

of the 3 60% of us choose this....

 

 

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Thanks Mike 

 

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When I reviewed the Linda Jones version a few years ago I wrote......

"At 1.25 it's as though Linda has had enough and elbows the guys out the way with a well meaning but belligerent 'Move over boys, real singer coming through!'. 

Dave 

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