Saturday, March 14, 2015

Musical Interlude: Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) (1965)

Most folks associate "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)" with the Doobie Brothers, who recorded it for their 1975 album, "Stampede". However, it was actually a remake of a lesser known Motown record.

Kim Weston recorded the original version, with a couple of lines added at the top, 10 years earlier. Admittedly, it's easier to follow, since Tom Johnston's vocals on the cover version were partially swallowed by the background music.


magicdog said...

It's a shame this song didn't get further on the charts.

A musical reviewer known as "Todd In The Shadows" had an interesting take on this; he commented that in the Rock & Roll era, there are three years in which the greatest number of good rock music was created and released and therefore, other good music was left by the wayside. The years in question were 1983, 1976 and 1965. I can see this song being a casualty of a glut of great tunes.

hobbyfan said...

So I've read. I had never heard of Kim Weston before this, though, which tells you something about the pecking order at Motown back then.