Song of the Day: “Heat Wave”

I don’t know about anyone else, but it is has been scorching here in Baltimore lately.  Today I’m showcasing two different versions of “Heat Wave” by Holland-Dozier-Holland and popularized by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas.  For my money, it’s one of the best Motown singles.  The “Yeahs!” at the end of the song are the stuff of legend.

The Who also did a cover of “Heat Wave”.  It’s not a bad cover, but it loses some of its appeal I think.  In The Who’s hands, a class R&B song becomes a standard cover that becomes unmemorable.   Even though Keith Moon might have been rock’s best drummer, I prefer the drums on the original Motown single.

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  1. This is the greatest nonsenese I ever heared off.

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