Wednesday, October 12, 2011

#46 Bobby Womack - California Dreamin' (1968)


Bobby Womack wrote The Rolling Stones' first UK number one, "Its All Over Now" and co-wrote his own #1 R&B hit "Woman's Gotta Have It". But in 1968, he recorded this sublime cover of The Mamas and The Papas "California Dreamin'" for his debut album Fly Me To The Moon. I heard it just a month or so before I saw the disturbing 2009 British film Fish Tank, where the main character, a spunky chick named Mia, dances to it for an audition. One listen and you'll wonder where the sunshine went.

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