Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Song of The Day!

I'm taking you back today, to that old-school Memphis-Stax sound. This RnB classic, "Gee Whiz (Look at His Eyes)" by Carla Thomas was a chart topping hit in 1961. Although it received lukewarm reviews at first, it took off after being distributed by Atlantic Records. Even Thomas, herself, was surprised at it's success. She's quoted as saying, "The record was young-sounding, romantic and it expressed what a lot of people wanted to say at that age, but still, I was surprised at how well it did."  

"Gee Whiz" is an example of young, romantic love which I think a lot of people can relate to. Being that she's from Memphis, like me, I can appreciate this song even more. Enjoy!

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