Monday, April 27, 2009

Music Monday 25 :: Phil Perry

Phil Perry has been around for some time. Heck, my grandmother knows and loves Phil Perry. According to wikipedia, he sang w/The Montclairs in the 70s. Now, everyone loves a 70s soul group, right? And I love Phil Perry. I know that it's cliche, but he does have that silky soul voice; and falsetto too.

My fav Phil Perry songs are "Love Don't Love Nobody" and "If Only You Knew". They're both from the "Pure Pleasure" cd (1994). And yes, they are both remakes, but Perry puts his spin on the songs and adds another level of emotion. "Love Don't Love Nobody" was originally done by The Spinners. Perry goes on for more than seven minutes on his rendition and I don't get tired of hearing him say how much of a fool he was; he sings so passionately and seems to leave himself wide open. It's an awesome arrangement.

Love Dont Love Nobody - Phil Perry

Just as Perry put his stamp on "Love Don't Love Nobody", he does nearly the same his cover of Patti LaBelle's "If Only You Knew". It's his falsetto that takes it over the top, but it's not over the top. But you have to hear it for yourself.

If Only You Knew - Phil Perry

Let me know what you think.

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