Friday, June 3, 2016

40 Year Itch : The Scottish Otis

Frankie Miller : A Fool In Love

  On June 3 1976 Frankie Miller played the lead off track from his most recent album, The Rock, before a televised audience in Germany. "A Fool in Love" should have been a big hit. The world needed to hear how much this Scotsman could inhabit the soul of Otis Redding. 

  Instead it was a much covered song. UFO released their version on the May 1976 album, No Heavy Petting. 

Later that year Melissa Manchester released her version.

Then, in 1977, it was Merrilee Rush's turn.

Delbert McClinton's version came out in 1981.

Finally there was Etta James' version in 1990.

1 comment:

  1. The Scottish Otis - what a great, and accurate, description