sábado, 4 de septiembre de 2010

Joe Jeffrey - My Pledge Of Love


Joe Jeffrey - My Pledge Of Love (Joseph Stafford) Wand 11200 - 1969

Parece ser que Joseph Stafford era de Buffalo y que, a finales de los 60, era un habitual de los garitos de Cleveland, Ohio. Algún ejecutivo de Wand, alguna noche de copas, debió escucharle y se encendió la bombilla. "My Pledge Of Love" fué rápidamente grabada en las cuatro pistas de Audio Recording de Cleveland, bajo la dirección de Alan Klein, y obtuvo un considerable y fugaz éxito, con el nombre artístico de Joe Jeffrey.

Le siguió todo un LP y unos pocos singles más. Aunque nuestro hombre no consiguió repetir la jugada y pronto volvió a los humeantes lugares de los que procedía. Y nunca más se supo.

Esta canción, como todo lo bueno, me enganchó la primerísima vez que la escuché. Para cuando entra el bajo realmente, casi a mitad del asunto, ya estás en marcha del todo y te vas deslizando hacia ese lugar que habría que visitar más a menudo. La letra, en este caso, no es poesía profunda. Ni falta alguna que hace. Al fin y al cabo, trata de una de las pocas verdades absolutas de la vida.

Tal vez Mr. Stafford todavía la cante de vez en cuando, mientras conduce algún anónimo autobus en Cleveland.



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It seems that Joseph Stafford was from Buffalo and that, in the late 60s, he could be often seen in the venues of Cleveland, Ohio. Some Wand executive, some night out, probably heard him and the light bulb shone. "My Pledge Of Love" was quickly recorded in the four tracks of Audio Recording, Cleveland, under de production of Alan Klein, and was a sizeable and fleetinf success, under the artistic name of Joe Jeffrey.

A whole LP and a few more singles followed. Though our man could not repeat the story and soon was back in the smoky places where he was coming from. And nothing was ever heard from him again.

This song, as all good things, got me hooked at the very first time I heard it. When the real bass guitar appears, already almost halfway through the affair, you're already in full motion and sliding to that place we should visit quite more often. Lyrics, in this case, ain't no deep poetry. No need anyway. After all, the song deals about one of the few absolute truths in life.

Maybe Mr. Stafford still sings it from time to time, while driving some anonimous bus in Cleveland.





My Pledge Of Love


I woke up this morning baby
I had you on my mind
I woke up this morning baby
You know that I felt so fine
You know I need you
You know that I love you
This is my pledge of love to
My pledge of love
My pledge of love
Darling, darling, darling to you
Yeah, to you, yeah

I woke up this morning baby
I had you on my mind
I felt so much love this morning
Little girl, little girl you feel so fine
You know I need you
You know that I love you
Darling this is my pledge of love
My pledge of love
My pledge of love
Darling, darling, darling to you
Oh yeah, to you Yeah yeah

Sky gettin dark above me
Baby I need your lovin'
Got to have all of your lovin'
Baby I want your lovin'
Baby (baby), baby (baby)
Baby (baby), baby (baby)
Baby (baby), baby (baby)
Baby (baby), baby (baby)

I woke up this morning baby
That's when I caught your name
I felt so much love this morning
Little girl, little girl for shame
You know I need you
You know that I love you
This is my pledge of love to
My pledge of love
My pledge of love
Darling, darling, darling to you
Yeah
Got to have your lovin'
Baby you know I want your lovin'
Little girl...


(Joseph Stafford Jr.)






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