Thursday, 9 October 2008

Tell It Like It Is

This version of the soul classic is a live version by The Neville Brothers with Aaron. I first heard it on the soundtrack to 80s movie The Big Easy; I'm not sure where it actually came from before that. If anybody knows leave me a comment!

I've been thinking about my favourite performances a lot lately and this definitely fits in with that. I've heard a lot of different versions of this song but none are quite as...slinky as this one. In The Big Easy it's playing in the background when Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin's characters get it together. It's definitely a good tune for those kind of moments....

A classic performance of a classic tune. It doesn't get much better than this...

Aaron Neville & The Neville Brothers - Tell It Like It Is

5 comments:

Davy H said...

Do you have Bettye's version?

That's the one for me, no contest.

Simon said...

I have that one, but I still prefer this one. However I don't think I've heard a bad version of this song; it really is a fantastic tune...

ally. said...

my word that's a mucky film - i've always had a thing for that barkin woman - it's that lopsided smile she's got going on. amongst other things. i think i've always been slightly too distracted to notice the music in it
x

Simon said...

lol, I know exactly what you mean....

;)

Any major dude with half a heart said...

The best version I've heard was Erma Franklin's on the Stateside label. She makes a grown man cry.