Monday, April 16, 2012

Love Her So

I first heard an Arthur Alexander record thanks to John Peel - it was the original of  'Anna (Go To Him)' which The Beatles covered on Please Please Me. 

Yesterday I was playing Peel's (birthday) Party 40 shows whilst roasting potatoes, and this one just leapt out at me - what a song. Recorded in 1961 and a big US soul/R&B hit, it pretty much kickstarted things at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

There's a re-recording on the LP of the same name which is all slowed-up and icky strings, but this is the cracking single version.

Arthur Alexander - 'You Better Move On' (1961)


  1. " Peel's (birthday) Party 40 shows": what is that, please?



  2. Dirk - when he turned 40 Peel chose 40 records he'd like played at his party, and broadcast them in two shows on 29th and 30th August 1979. Info and links to find recordings of the shows here. They are, as you'd imagine, splendid.

  3. Cheers Davy, will have a closer look at the Wiki-link later today.


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