380) Tom Jones — “Dr. Love”
When I last featured a song of Tom Jones (see #330), I proclaimed that Jones’s take on “Hold On, I’m Coming” was so lascivious that he made Sam and Dave sound like choirboys. Well, today’s song by the Voice makes his “Hold On” sound like “Puppy Love.” I give you “Dr. Love.” “When I see her comin’, all I see is lovin’ inside”!
The song was on his A-Tom-ic Jones LP., a record that had “no hits singles on it sold poorly and failed to chart” (https://www.udiscovermusic.com/artist/tom-jones/). But udiscovermusic is dead on — “[W]hy no one thought to release the LP’s opening track as a single is a mystery. ‘Dr. Love’ is pure Tom!”
Oh, and apparently the American LP cover dropped the nuclear bomb so as to minimize the album title’s fallout with the fans. Silly — I think Americans had already learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.
“When I see her comin’, all I see is lovin’ inside. Oh, whoa, yeah. And baby, all I gotta do is see ya and I know that it’s right. Oh, yes. Stop, now don’t you go nowhere. When you need a lovin’ doctor, I’m always there. ‘Cause I’m Dr. Love (chorus: Mighty fine to meet ya). Well, I’m Dr. Love. Baby, I could treat you good. Let me check your pulse and take a deep breathe and say, aww, aww” (Aww). Looks as though you got love-itis and it’s gettin’ too far, oh, yes (Far). Stop, now let me hold you close. You need a little bit of love I gotta a double dose. ‘Cause I’m Dr. Love (Mighty fine to meet ya). Well, I’m Dr. Love (Dr. Love). Baby, I could treat you good. I’m gonna treat you alright (Yeah) ooh, in the middle of the night. Yes, ’cause I’m Dr. Love (Mighty fine to meet ya). Well, I’m Dr. Love. Baby, I could treat you good (Hey). I gotta treat ya so fine. Little girl, you’re gonna be mine, all mine. I’m gonna treat you so good ‘cause I’m Dr. Love.”
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