The Very Best of Brenda Holloway
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||Every Little Bit Hurts||Brenda Holloway||2:57||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Land of a Thousand Boys||Brenda Holloway||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Always Love You||Brenda Holloway||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sad Song||Brenda Holloway||2:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||When I'm Gone||Brenda Holloway||2:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I've Been Good to You||Brenda Holloway||3:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Operator||Brenda Holloway||3:21||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I'll Be Available||Brenda Holloway||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You've Changed Me||Brenda Holloway||3:05||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Can Cry on My Shoulder||Brenda Holloway||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Together 'Til the End of Time||Brenda Holloway||3:01||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hurt a Little Everyday||Brenda Holloway||2:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Till Johnny Comes||Brenda Holloway||2:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Just Look What You've Done||Brenda Holloway||2:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You've Made Me So Very Happy||Brenda Holloway||2:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
This 15-track collection gathers up the very best of Holloway's recordings for Motown. A peripheral figure in the company's history, Brenda made the trek from Los Angeles to Detroit to record, working with producers Smokey Robinson, Mickey Stevenson, Henry Cosby, Frank Wilson, and label boss Berry Gordy. Holloway's big hits "Every Little Bit Hurts," "I'll Always Love You," and "When I'm Gone" are aboard, along with the original version of "You've Made Me So Very Happy," later appropriated by Blood, Sweat & Tears. Solid album material from the canceled Motown album Hurtin' & Cryin' makes up the majority of this collection, with "Hurt a Little Everyday," and "You Can Cry on My Shoulder" being two of the highlights. Two previously unreleased tracks, "You've Changed Me" and "Til Johnny Comes," round out the package. Holloway was a big-voiced gospel-style belter, and while not in the Motown front racks, this scintillating package makes a welcome addition to any soul collection.
Motown has such a larger-than-life reputation that the label's biggest stars and most celebrated hits overshadow many worthwhile efforts by artists like Brenda Holloway. This compilation evokes many of the familiar elements of better-known tracks by Motown stars (including occasional Producer/Songwriter William "Smokey" Robinson), making it entertaining for fans who yearn for more than their radio favorites. Holloway delivered some minor hits of her own, and acts from The Spencer Davis Group to Bonnie Pointer have covered her songs. In fact, many listeners may be surprised to realize Blood Sweat & Tears' "You Made Me So Very Happy" is not the original once they hear Brenda Holloway captivate with her version as the closing chapter of this well-selected showcase.
when I'm gone
I have been looking for this song for years. It is a real classic and is just as relevent today as when it was released.It is a true classic
Born: June 21, 1946 in Atascadero, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s