Can't Turn You Loose

Otis Redding, 1983 (mono), 1992 (stereo).  Recorded: 16-02-65

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - plus additional accompaniment (unknown)

Soul from head to toe on this track, a version of the Otis Redding favourite.  It was consigned to the vaults for nearly twenty years indicating that EMI weren't bold enough to take the Stax label and its associates head-on.  Kidd was completely plausible for this musical genre, just as The Righteous Brothers proved later in the year when they took "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" to the top spot.  Perhaps by this time the group's image was wearing a little thin with the record-buying public whereas EMI preferred their rock 'n' roll.

 
(Can't turn me loose
(Can't turn me loose)
(Can't turn me loose)
(Can't turn me loose)

Oh no I can't turn you loose
If I do I'm gonna lose my pride
No no, I can't turn you loose
If I do I'm gonna lose my mind
No I can't turn you loose till my days are up
I love you baby, yes I do
Ooooh baby, hip-shakin' mama,
I told your mum my love's for you
I warn you baby, do it baby
But don't you baby, gonna give you what you want
(Can't turn me loose)
(Can't turn me loose)
(Can't turn me loose)
(Can't turn me loose)

Oh no I can't turn you loose
If I do I'm gonna lose my pride
I can never turn you loose
If I do I'm gonna lose my mind
No, I can't turn you loose till my days are up
Well, 'cos I love you baby, yes I do
'Cos you're a hip-shakin' mama
I told your mummy, my love's for you
I want you baby, don't do it, don't do it baby
I'll give you everything that you wantin'
(Can't turn me loose) No,no,no,no don't turn me loose
(Can't turn me loose) Do-on't turn me loose
(Can't turn me loose) No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no don't
(Can't turn me loose) Turn me loose

(Can't turn me loose) Hey, hey, hey, hey
(Can't turn me loose) Turn me loose
(Can't turn me loose) No, no, no, don't turn me loose
(Can't turn me loose) No,no,no don't turn me loose
(improvise to fadeout)
 
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