This video is of Diana Ross performing her Grammy nominated hit “Love Hangover” on the “Midnight Special” (loved that show!) on November 26, 1976. The song was #1 on both the Hot 100 and the Dance Club charts in the US and made it to #10 UK.
Written by Pamela Sawyer & Marilyn McLeod the song was an underground smash hit for Sylvester (R.I.P.) Then both Ross and the 5th Dimension did covers. Motown artists were all a bit reluctant about entering the “Disco” arena, but Diana was the first out and a success at it. The very interesting story of her recording the song can be found
Not only is Diana a great live performer, but I found this “Muppet Show” performance awesome and wanted to share it. Gosh I miss “The Muppet Show!” The Muppets were surely ahead of their time ‘casue this staging reminds me of a “Cirque du Soleil” performance.
(Full-Length 7 min 37 sec Studio Version)
I don’t know exactly when Junior Walker & The All Stars version of LH was recorded, but it appears on one of my treasured, now out of print, vinyl possessions entitled “Motown Superstars Sing Motown Superstars”. Motown released it 1986. Junior Walker did lots of cover tunes while at Motown so assigning him this one is no surprise. It is also no surprise the he rocks it! If you aren’t familiar with this artist you have slept on a great musician. There will surely be more to come on JRATAS on this blog in the future so stay tuned.
Which cover version of “Love Hangover” is your favorite? Let me know by your vote below.
Thanks for reading and listening.
- Mary J. Blige Emulates Diana Ross’ Vintage “Ebony” Magazine Cover [PHOTO] (hellobeautiful.com)
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