This time Ms. James treats us to a duet with Moonglows founder Harvey Fuqua. “If I Can’t Have You” is sincere and heartfelt, but still feels playful as the duo sings,
The way you hug me, The way you squeeze me
The way you kiss me, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, If I can’t have you
In 2000, Mr. Fuqua revealed and he and Ms. James had recorded an entire album that had yet to be released. Hopefully the record label will see not only the need for a resurgence of this type of quality music, but also the level appreciation for Ms. James’ catalog as a sign to finally release the duet album. “If I Can’t Have You” is available on the collection “Essential Etta James“.
Soul Sister is a truly passionate about her music. The right song can instantly uplift her mood to turn a not so great day into a party. Her passion for music has also caused her to verbally come to the defense of some of her favorite artists. Don't worry- it was a peaceful defense, and the transgressors were uninjured.
The love of music has led to the wonderful opportunity to share her thoughts with the Grown Folks Music family. When not blogging, Soul Sister is either engrossed in a book, discovering new music or revisiting classic music. Even though her vast cd collection spans decades, the music of the 1990's holds a special place in her heart. She resides in the Southern US.
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