Sharon Tandy: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — May 8, 2022

441) Sharon Tandy — “For a Little While”

An unissued at the time (’66) Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition by the great Sharon Tandy (see #371, including for more on Tandy). It was later released by the Goodees (a white girl group on Stax?!), but Sharon’s version is a gazillion times better. Let’s say she adds some lines to put her (rather than her man) in control and just generally makes the song more, uh, lascivious, a little less goodee goodee. Man, I can only think that this recording put a smile on Moses’ face. Why it wasn’t released, why it wasn’t a huge hit . . . I cannot fathom.

“I know you got to go, but I don’t want you to. Here’s something to stay for. Tell me what will you do? Well, can I hold you for a little while? Can I kiss you for a little while? Let me take everything away that you have on your mind. I want to make you stay for a long long time. So, can I hold you for a little while? Can I kiss you for a little while? Thrill me in your arms when you hold me. Thrill me in your arms when you kiss me. A little more, a little more. . . . Now, can I hold you for a little while? Can I kiss you for a little while? I know you got to go, oh but I don’t want you to. Here’s something to stay for. Tell me what will you do? Now, can I hold you for a little while? Can I kiss you for a little while? Thrill me in your arms when you hold me. Thrill me in your arms when you kiss me. A little more baby, a little more. . . .”

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