Apr 27, 2015

The Bee Gees - 1st

I’ve been playing The Bee Gees like crazy. I only recently removed their music from my MP3 player.

I've been a Bee Gees fan since childhood. My mother had the 7" single of To Love Somebody long before I would care. Even from childhood to now, that song is one of my favorite and greatest love songs I've ever heard in my life.

Their 1960s songwriting was fantastic. What else can I say about To Love Somebody that hasn't been said or sung? As great as that song is, they have about a dozen plus songs that are just as strong. The Every Christian Lionhearted Man Will Show You beat is heavy while their harmonizing is light and sweet.

I've been killing Nina Simone's To Love Somebody since I found a vinyl copy of the album. She covered The Bee Gees I Can’t See Nobody & the title track on that album. It just goes to show the Bee Gees were getting props from their contemporaries just as they do from fans like me today.

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