“Share Your Love With Me” Performed By Bobby “Blue” Bland (1963) & Aretha Franklin (1969)

February 27, 2012

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#5 R&B, #43 Pop

Composed by Alfred Braggs and Deadric Malone, “Share Your Love With Me” was first recorded by Bobby “Blue” Bland, on Duke Records, appearing on his hit “Call On Me” LP released in 1963.

The single “Share Your Love With Me,” peaked at #5 R&B and #42 Pop on the music charts in 1964.

#1 R&B, #13 Pop

Award winning Atlantic Records artist Aretha Franklin covered “Share Your Love With Me” and took it all the way to #1 R&B and won the 1969 Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female for her efforts.

Aretha, like her beautiful God-Daughter Whitney Houston, would take any song (especially cover versions) and make them her own taking them to new  heights,  soaring above and beyond the original rendition.

This wasn’t the first time Aretha’s cover version surpassed the original, nor was it the first time her cover won a Grammy in doing so (ex: Otis Redding’s “Respect”).  Aretha’s entire career, both then and now, has been one of her own musical interpretation  of both original music and cover tunes.

Musically Yours,


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