I know there are people who would go into paroxysms of ecstasy with the pairing of Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub, but I’m not a huge fan of the music of either. (Please send your strongly worded letters of complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org.)
The main reason I’m playing them here is because of what Alex plays during his guitar solo in the first song. If you want to be surprised, I won’t tell you what Alex plays. But if you hate surprises, he plays this. Or if you want to bypass all that pesky “song” stuff and go straight to what Alex plays, he plays it at the 2:43 mark.
The original versions:
Eddie Floyd – “I’ve Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)” (1968)
Paul Whiteman & His Orchestra – “My Heart Stood Still” (1928)
I have no idea which one was the first. Are there any music historians out there?
Update: It looks like we have a winner in the “Who came first?” department. The George Olsen recording is actually from 1927: