Songs with Earlier Histories Than the Hit Version

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Tagged: Narvel Felts

Reconsider Me

Co-written and first recorded by Margaret Lewis (1965, released 1995).
Hit versions by Johnny Adams (R&B #8/C&W #28 1969), Ray Pillow (C&W #38 1969), Narvel Felts (US #67/C&W #2 1975).

From the wiki: “‘Reconsider Me’ is a Country/Soul ballad written by Margaret Lewis and Mira Smith, and first recorded by Lewis in 1965 but shelved until its 1990s release on the Ace Records compilation album Shreveport Stomp – Ram Records, Vol. 1. Johnny Adams’s 1969 version was his biggest hit, peaking at #8 on the R&B chart and #28 on the Billboard Country singles chart. In the same year Ray Pillow’s country version hit #38 on the country charts. The highest charting version is by American country music artist Narvel Felts, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Country singles chart.”

Everlasting Love

Originally recorded by Robert Knight (US #13/UK #40 1967 |UK reissue #19 1974).
Hit versions by Love Affair (UK #1 1968), Carl Carlton (US #6/R&B #11 1974), Narvel Felts (C&W #14 1979), Rex Smith & Rachel Sweet (US #32/UK #35 1981), U2 (AUS #2/POL #3/NETH #10 1989), Gloria Estefan (US #28/UK #19 1994).
Also recorded by David Ruffin (1969).

From the wiki: “‘Everlasting Love’ is one of two songs (the other being ‘The Way You Do the Things You Do’, by The Temptations, Rita Coolidge, Hall & Oates & UB40) to become a Top 40 hit in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The original version of ‘Everlasting Love’ was recorded by Robert Knight, at Fred Foster Sound Studio, Nashville. His producers, Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, aimed to record him in a Motown style with an especial reference to the Four Tops and the Temptations, intending the song to serve as B-side for another titled ‘The Weeper’.

“Cason believes he may have drawn the phrase ‘everlasting love’ from the Biblical verse Jeremiah 31.3 which begins: ‘Yea, I have loved you with an everlasting love’. According to Cason, the recording ‘had some different sounds on it that, for the time period, were kind of innovative. The string sound is actually an organ and we used a lot of echo.’ Ultimately, ‘Everlasting Love’ was released as an A-side for Knight, and it peaked at #13 in 1967 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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