I Just Want To Make Love To You

Willie Dixon, 1983.  Recorded: 31-01-61

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Alan Caddy (rthm) - Brian Gregg (bass) - Clem Catinni (drums)

A surprisingly effective rendition of an R&B song that the Rolling Stones would make famous some three years later.  Kidd's voice and the way he pleaded with the lyrics were very potent, and EMI probably decided it was just too much for the sensible and sensitive record-buying public to appreciate, despite the fact that this version owed more to traditional Rock 'n' Roll than Rhythm & Blues.  At the time R&B was not yet a commercially viable proposition for such a (perceived) innocent pop chart.

 
I don't want you to be no slave
I don't want you to work all day
I don't want you to be true
I just wanna make love to you
Love to you, coo-oo-ool, love to you

All I wanna do is to buy you clothes
All I wanna do is to be with you in those
There is nothing more you can do
Leave me making love to you
Love to you, coo-oo-ool, love to you

     'Cos I can tell by the way you walk that walk
     I can tell by the way you talk that talk
     I can know by the way you treat your guy
     That I can give you all the loving in the whole wide world

All I want to do is to make sure that you're well fed
And to go out and earn you plenty of bread
I don't want you, sad and blue
I just wanna make love to you
Love to you, coo-oo-ool, love to you

     'Cos I can tell by the way you walk that walk
     I can tell by the way you talk that talk
     I can know by the way you treat your guy
     That I can give you all the loving in the whole wide world

I just want to give you plenty of bread
Mmmm, make sure that you're well fed
I don't want you to be sad and blue
I just wanna make love to you
Coo-oo-ool, love to you, mmmm, love you

(to fadeout)
Mmmm, you're my chick and I sure dig you well
I wanna make lo-o-o-ove to you (improvise)
 
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