|By Montell (188.8.131.52) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 09:48 pm:|
I have been hearing this song on oldies 104.3 a lot and I can't get it out of my head. The lyrics go something like....
"you make me so very happy.....happy to get you into my life"
The song has a great horn section and is very upbeat.It sounds like it was recorded between 1967 and 1972 and it sounds like a white singer...maybe Tom Jones.
can anyone help?
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 09:56 pm:|
COULD YOU BE TALKING ABOUT DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS AND "BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS" MONTELL???...YOU MAKE ME SO...VERY HAPPY...YOU MAKE ME SO...VERY HAPPY BABY...I'M SO GLAD YOU CAYAYAYAYME...INTO MY LIFE!!!...STUBASS
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 10:15 pm:|
As Stubass indicated, it was "You Make Me So Very Happy". The group was Blood, Sweat & Tears and the lead singer was Canada's David Clayton-Thomas.
The single was released on Columbia Records in early 1969 from the band's second album. Produced by James William Guercio (who managed & produced another great horn band called Chicago), the single was one of three hits BS&T had that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The other releases were "Spinning Wheel" & Laura Nyro's "And When I Die".
You can find the song on their self-titled album or their Greatest Hits CD.
On a Motown note, the song was written and originally recorded in 1967 by Motown artist Brenda Holloway (her sister Patrice and label founder Berry Gordy were the co-authors). Released on the Tamla label, it peaked at #39 POP/#40 R&B on Billboard. I HIGHLY recommend you check out Brenda's original - it is catchy, soulful as hell and available on CD along with her other hits "Every Little Bit Hurts" & "When I'm Gone".
Kevin Goins - KevGo