Because, well.. you just can’t, can you? Foolish to even try..
Dionne does Earth, Wind & Fire. Actually, I reckon this is the only cover of an EWF song that surpasses the original, although at least one of our background singers vehemently disagrees with me on that point. Anyway, I’m delighted to find this footage, as I used to play the hell out of the album version – a live recording with Isaac Hayes, which incidentally featured a wonderful duet, him singing By the Time I Get to Phoenix and Dionne singing I Say a Little Prayer, weaving the melodies in and out of each other – an idea I’d later respectfully borrow for a live version of Lala Means I Love You and Am I the Same Girl?
Speaking of inspiration, I’m pretty sure that Love Won’t Let You Down spent much of its formative years wanting to be this song when it grew up..