December 2, 2010

Mary Wells - "You Beat Me To The Punch"

Nothing comes close to the rich and dynamic sound of a band recording live in a studio. On the 1962 single "You Beat Me To The Punch," Motown singer Mary Wells was joined by the unequalled Funk Brothers and you can really hear every player weaving in and out of the front of the mix with the guitar and drums playing an especially loose and fun groove. The song was penned by Smokey Robinson, who composed many a Motown tune.

Mary Wells - "You Beat Me To The Punch"

Mary Wells

1 comment:

  1. The backing vocals on this are beautiful. Thanks for reminding me of an old favorite!