Daryl Franklin Hohl and John William Oates made some astonishing records in the 70s and 80s. I can honestly say, to the best of my knowledge, everyone I know could sing the words to at least one of their records; at least one. Which is why, if you ever rode shotgun with me in my car, unlike the young woman above, I'm sure I wouldn't have to leave you stranded by the roadside.
She's Gone first appeared on their 1973 classic album Abandoned Luncheonette. It bombed when they first released it as a single on Atlantic but three years later when the duo had scored some big hits with their new label, RCA, Atlantic re-released it with a fresh catalogue number and voila it went to Number 7 on the Billboard chart.
Hall & Oates - She's Gone (1976)
Tho' the record had charted a couple of years earlier when this lot released it as a single; it may only have just scraped into the Top 50, but many purists say it's the definitive version.
Tavares - She's Gone (1974)
Lovely stuff. You don't often see Hall & Oates appear on the music blogs so I've held off, but when I listened to She's Gone the 'reminiscence bump' kicked in.ReplyDelete
Had I not been familiar with the Hall & Oates version and just heard these two for the first time, I might well have gone for Tavares in a contest. Takes you back. Big sigh.
I love them; always have. Have you heard Daryl Hall's version of Todd Rundgren's Can We Still be Friends? You should...Delete
Abandoned Luncheonette is a fantastic album.ReplyDelete
It is. If you did a Hall & Oates Top 10 - which you probably already have - this would be, to paraphrase Brian Clough, in the Top One.Delete
My wife expresses extreme puzzlement when I wax lyrical about Hall & Oates. Abandoned Luncheonette is a fantastic album as are all there 70's and 80's output....the singles during this period are things of beauty and damn close to pop perfection...funnily enough she never questions my love of Black Sabbath...women eh !!ReplyDelete
Abandoned Luncheonette was instrumental in me getting thru Lockdown (relatively) unscathed. As you say, it is a fantastic album; one which, probably, they never bettered.Delete