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Thread started 01/29/20 3:09am

JabarR74

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes or Thelma Houston?

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Reply #1 posted 01/29/20 10:32am

PANDURITO

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Both

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Reply #2 posted 01/29/20 2:50pm

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I'd say old soulheads prefer Teddy (they likely heard his first) and Pop/disco fans prefer Thelma (and likely don't know it's a cover). I didn't hear the Blue Notes version until maybe 20 years after its release.
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Reply #3 posted 01/30/20 1:33am

PANDURITO

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I just received the Harold Melvin Quad version and I'm loving it

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Reply #4 posted 01/31/20 1:00pm

SoulAlive

Gonna have to go with the Thelma Houston remake version.Her version is more dynamic and became one of the biggest hits of the disco era.

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Reply #5 posted 01/31/20 1:29pm

StrangeButTrue

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Beautiful song, give me Teddy any day. cool my first run in with his version was at the end of Dimitri From Paris' After The Playboy Mansion with his extended mix, mind blown! Love Thelma's version too but the raw emotion in the Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes version is extraordinary, especially with their version going on and on at almost 11 minutes as though it won't end until she actually says she won't leave.

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Reply #6 posted 02/02/20 1:55am

Sukiyaki

BTW, I love this

Thelma Houston - You Used To Hold Me SoTight

https://www.youtube.com/w...9O3C8yvvNU

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Reply #7 posted 02/04/20 1:19pm

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Easy Thelma
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Reply #8 posted 02/05/20 6:01am

JoeBala

Both are just as great!
Just Music-No Categories-Enjoy It!
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Reply #9 posted 02/10/20 1:59pm

SoulAlive

interestingly,a few years later,another female singer took an obscure Philly soul song and turned it into a disco hit.The O'Jays' 1978 song "This Time Baby" (which wasn't released as a single) was remade in 1979 by Jackie Moore and made a little noise in the discos back then.

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Reply #10 posted 02/20/20 9:24am

RobotFix

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The original version.

Givin' up food for funk.
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Reply #11 posted 02/29/20 10:20am

hardwork

The 11:00 or 12:00 minute version of Teddy hands down. Not even close!

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