Friday, 9 January 2009

Milira - Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)

Motown Records ZD 43680

Milira won a singing competition at the legendary Apollo Theatre which led to a recording contract with Motown. Although a young singer in her twenties, Milira was influenced by jazz greats such as Sarah Vaughn; her warm vocals and scatting ability attest to the fact.

Mercy Mercy Me was produced by Donald Dee Bowden, with a guiding quartet in the shape of Percy Sutton, Oliver Sutton, Harold Jackson and Voza Rivers. Seems everybody wanted in on this one. Then they gave it to Timmy Regisford for the remix treatment.

In case you have been shipwrecked on an island for the past 40 years, I'll just mention that this is a cover of Marvin Gaye's own composition. This is the conclusion to his legendary What's Goin' On album, considered by many to be the all time greatest Soul album. Dangerous ground then but Milira does a very competent job thank you very much.

  • 12" Version
  • Radio Version
  • Instrumental
The Download Link is here: Download
Filename: Milira.rar Filesize: 23.28 MB

1 comment:

  1. I'd forgotten all about this version.i did play it at the time,so thanks for the reminder.


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