Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Oscar Toney, Jr. - For Your Precious Love (Bell 672)


For Your Precious Love

Here's Oscar's deep soul masterpiece, recorded in one take down in Memphis in 1967.

As I was saying on the other side, Papa Don Schroeder overdubbed the strings and background vocals on West 47th Street in Manhattan. It doesn't get much better than this, y'all.

3 Comments:

OpenID mplath5 said...

Oscar's version is right in there w/Jerry Butler & The Impressions. This song would be interesting if it was done by the Flamingos around 1959. Now, if I could only find 'Watch Your Step' by Brooks O'Dell somewhere... If ya ever post it, please contact me. mikelj3@netzero.net Thanks!!!

10:10 PM  
Blogger Alan said...

One of my all time faves. This guy would make a nursery rhyme sound great! Probably the most underrated artist of all time!

3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hadn't even thought of this song in over 35 years. One day, as I woke, the song was in my mind and stuck there. I was singing it and couldn't even remember who had done it. Tonight the name of Oscar Toney Jr. just came to me. Google= I'm here. The memories came back of me being the only white kid in a chitlin' circuit nightclub called "Club Lavanna" in Columbus, GA. With me was a stunning, absolutely alive, 16 year-old redhead, some 3 years my junior, who was so beautiful that Wilson Picket picked her out to throw a gold cuff link to after a show. Life is so great when one can have memories like that! Nuc.

12:44 AM  

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