The 1967 original from Dusty Springfield featured in the James Bond flick Casino Royale. I often refer to this song as one of the sexiest songs of the 20th century. The influence of Brazil is undeniable and the rhythm “swings and sways just like a samba.”

Our Artist of the Month takes on this classic on 1994’s Rhythm of Love. This take has a quite a bit more edge in the underlying accents from the rhythm section. Where as the original was behind the beat, Anita’s groove stays on top of the beat, some great piano work and the vocals here are incredibly smoky.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.