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Thread started 06/23/18 2:29am

JabarR74

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes or Thelma Houston?

Don't Leave Me This Way

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Reply #1 posted 06/25/18 6:42am

scratchtasia

I prefer the original (Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes).

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Reply #2 posted 06/25/18 5:48pm

jjhunsecker

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I heard Thelma's version first because it was a huge hit (and used in the movie "Looking for Mr.Goodbar"), and loved it, but when I heard the Harold Melvin original years later, I loved that one even more.
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Reply #3 posted 06/25/18 5:59pm

UncleGrandpa

I enjoy Thelma's version more in this case.

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Reply #4 posted 06/30/18 10:46am

SoulAlive

I follow legendary producer/songwriter Kenny Gamble on Facebook and he was just talking about this song the other day smile it's interesting what he said:

We had just released "Tell The World How I Feel About 'Cha Baby" for Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, and it was doing great. Then out of nowhere, Thelma covered another song from the album and the next thing we knew, Motown had the biggest record on the planet. What an incredible version she did of "Don't Leave Me This Way". We were gonna put it out but the single was doing great and come on,... it's Motown.


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Reply #5 posted 06/30/18 10:49am

SoulAlive

to answer the question.....I'm gonna give it to Thelma Houston.Her version became a disco classic.The bassline on her version kinda reminds me of Diana Ross' "Love Hangover".

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Reply #6 posted 06/30/18 9:15pm

Marrk

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Or even this slice of the 80s?

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #7 posted 07/01/18 5:57am

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Man, that Thelma Houston version is only OK if you've never heard the original long version 10+ minute 12" version of HMBNs. Jesus is anyone actually gonna argue that Thelma Houston can pull more out of that material then Teddy Pendergrass in his early prime?

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Reply #8 posted 07/01/18 6:17am

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Thelma's
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