Don’t Leave Me This Way

Well Friends, some songs are simply just better than others. This one is definitely one of my favorites. Let’s start with this version with Thelma Houston  from 1977. Classy!

 

Next version, from 1986, is perhaps the best known. It’s just as good. The Communards, Jimmy Somerville vocals and Richard Coles on piano, featuring Sarah Jane Morris. (BTW: Sarah Jane Morris was born just six days before me! 1959 was a good year.) The combination with her deep, and his high-pitched voice, is just brilliant! June Miles-Kingston is playing the drums.

 

Another version from the 80s: Jimmy Somerville together with Caroline Buckley. June Miles-Kingston is still on the drums, but who are the two backup singers?

 

From Thelma Houston to Sarah Jane Morris. A powerful version.

 

This post was written during a train ride from Stockholm to Örebro…

6 responses

  1. Jag har lyssnat igenom de olika versionerna och kommit fram till att den äldsta versionen från 1977 är den som jag känner till allra bäst, kul att höra den från disco era till att se den till härlig 80-tals dans och takt, den sista versionen kanske är behagligast. Hittade en lustigt ihop-klipp med härliga kläder och fantastiska rörelser till Communards version:

    Ps.Herräng heter det va?

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    • Tack René för kommentaren och klippet!
      Som Du ser har jag även fått ett klipp från i år med Jimmy Somerville och Sarah Jane Morris. Hon har lagt på sig en hel del sedan 1986, men det vågar jag inte skriva på engelska!
      Ha det så bra!

      Lennart

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  2. On live version, the female singer is Caroline Buckley, an other Communards’ honoraire. She later formed the band ‘Banderas’ with Sally Herbert (violin with Communards).
    2011 > 25 years later : Jimmy with Sarah on stage

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