All posts tagged: Roberta Flack

Soul Serenade: “Do What You Gotta Do” (Three Covers)

On Tuesday, my review of the new Jimmy Webb album, Just Across the River, ran on Popdose. If you read it, you know that I am a huge fan of Mr. Webb. The mp3 that I provided from the album was a song called “Do What You Gotta Do,” which, though it had been recorded by many other artists, had never been recorded by the songwriter himself until it appeared on the new album. Since I am such a big fan, I couldn’t let the release of a new album go by with a mere review. To commemorate the occasion, here are three soulful, distinct takes on “Do What You Gotta Do” by three legendary soul artists: Nina Simone – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1968) Clarence Carter – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1968) Roberta Flack – “Do What You Gotta Do” (1970)


Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 31

New baby = less time. Imagine that. I was somehow under the impression that sleepless nights were going to give me plenty of free time to continue to write meaningless drivel in my intros, but I haven’t been able to find the motivation at 3 AM just yet. So, in an effort to continue to give you the “quality” music of Bottom Feeders without interruption, I’m going to move straight to the music for the remainder of 2008. Without further ado, we continue looking at the ass end of the Billboard Hot 100 in the ’80s, with more artists whose names begin with the letter F. Fiona “Talk to Me” — 1985, #64 (download) “Everything You Do (You’re Sexing Me)” — 1989, #52 (download) Fiona Flanagan is less known for her music than for her lead role in the failed 1987 Bob Dylan movie Hearts of Fire. “Everything You Do” is a duet with Bottom Feeders favorite Kip Winger! If I could choose one artist to be the spokesperson for this series, Kip would be …