You can rest assured that here at GFM we don’t need a special day or an excuse to pay homage to the great music of the past. In fact, whether it’s here or on Facebook, we constantly throw it back (as it were). For your Friday I wanted to spin the 1976 version of “Tainted Love” by Gloria Jones, she also sang on the 1964 version. Yes, long before Soft Cell’s cover or Rihanna’s interpolation Gloria Jones was putting it down with plenty o’ soul. Enjoy!

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.