Download Instrumental … another love like mine, of course. The name of this song should be “You’re Gonna Miss My Loving”, as that phrase is repeated more than the actual title. And it’s not a “boy meets girl” love song. It’s more of a “boy warns girl’ type of theme. He claims that if she leaves him, she’ll spend the rest of her life looking for some one just like him. Hmph. A bit arrogant, don’t you think? Maybe just confident.
Now, if I could wave a magic wand and sound like any singer I wanted, who would I choose? Sinatra? Naw… he really didn’t sing all that well – just had the charisma. Elvis maybe? Nope (too hubba-hubba). Bob Dylan? Uh… I don’t think so. It would be the guy who made this song a hit – Lou Rawls. Even Sinatra once said that Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”. I agree. The songwriters (Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff) wrote this tune specifically for Mr. Rawls in 1976. A better pairing of voice and music I’ve never seen.
I used a tenor sax on the lead line to emulate his voice – doesn’t even come close, but a guy has to try. So, if you can sing like the man (lucky you), download the backup track and wow ’em at your next gig. For some reason, this song is by far the most popular tune at skating rinks. I have absolutely no explanation for that. We’ve never played a skating rink, but if we ever do….