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I grew up listening to both versions of this; although I think I heard the Major'sversion first.

Preferred the Ronnie Milsap and still do. Had no idea until many years later that Ronnie Milsap was a white country singer.

Which version do you prefer?

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Ronnie's version is a bit more gutsy isn't it? I think most would go for Major Lance on the basis that he's an all time hero. Northern Soul before the term was coined. In fact, in those days we called them "good disco records"!

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Prefer Kenny Bernards - not cos he's a better singer, but because of the thunderous backing track

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Well of course you would Pete :yes: Not baiting again are you?

Mind you, "What Love Brings" is really crap innit?

Godz

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It's the Major every time - obviously! However, have been spinning the Jay & The Techniques LP version lately and that's a belting version (will spin it next Friday for you Winnie)

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Well of course you would Pete :yes: Not baiting again are you?

Mind you, "What Love Brings" is really crap innit?

Godz

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What love brings is even worse than Soul Joe Clements!

There's a good version of Ain't No Soul by The Corvairs on Columbia..

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What love brings is even worse than Soul Joe Clements!

There's a good version of Ain't No Soul by The Corvairs on Columbia..

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Major Lance - only because he is black obviously!

:yes:

Cheers

Jock

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Just listened to a version by Ray Paige. Pretty quirky vocal but a pounder.

http://www.ktfdownload.co.uk/dl.php?fileur...OLD%20SHOES.mp3

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Am gonna pick Ronnie Milsap, but I love the Major just as much! was thinkin bout Ray Paige's effort!... just picked this up recently.. but it was for the stunning beat ballad ont flip "Dont Stop Now" slurp! Beat Ballads are like tits to me!..... am a sucker for em both! :yes:

Steve

"these old laces that took me places........ they just wont tie!"

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This one's like showing a red rag to a bull

The Major is black soul artist of the highest calibre

Ronnie is a white c+w singer

There are no grey areas

Ed - thats enuff play on colours

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Talkin bout Ronnie Milsap, anyone else rate his other Scepter outing "When It Comes To my Baby" a great Ashford and Simpson tune.. love it mesell... bin playin it a bit ov late.

Steve

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This one's like showing a red rag to a bull

The Major is black soul artist of the highest calibre

Ronnie is a white c+w singer

There are no grey areas

Ed - thats enuff play on colours

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This is not about comparing performers. Ther's no comparrison obviously. We are comparing a single performance.

To me Ronnie's record has the edge. It's a bit faster for a start and the production has a bit more oomph. And I don't think anyone would claim that this was one of the Major's best recordings.

Edited by Billy Freemantle

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Agree. Its not about comparing singers. You can't compare chalk & cheese.

Ronnie Milsap is not a soul singer & his performance on record is testament to this.

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Talkin bout Ronnie Milsap, anyone else rate his other Scepter outing "When It Comes To my Baby" a great Ashford and Simpson tune.. love it mesell... bin playin it a bit ov late.

I rate it as well. Great track. I've heard that there is a Ronnie Milsap compilation CD in the making with stuff from his (pre-country) Scepter and Warner years. The Dan Penn produced stuff etc. Should be a keeper. :thumbsup:

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'When it comes to my baby' is a very pleasant sounding record. The other day I posted something on Jack Nontgomery's "Don't turn your back on me." Does anyone else agree that Ronnie Milsap on "When it comes to my baby" sounds more than a little bit like Jack. But whereas Ronnie's record is pleasant, Jack's is great.

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