Musical coincidences # 240

May 11, 2012

My commenting friend Mr. Tanner (Hi, Mr. Tannerman!) sent me an email a couple of weeks ago. I forgot about it, then remembered it, then forgot it. I’m now at the stage where I’ve both remembered and done something about it (i.e., put it on the blog).

Mr. Tanner told me that when heard the chorus of a song from 1979 called “I Wanna Make It With You” by Monalisa and Terry Young, it reminded him of the chorus in Elvin Bishop‘s “Fooled Around And Fell In Love“.

I must admit that although I don’t think the two choruses are alarmingly similar (the kind that make you gasp and wonder if anyone’s suing anyone else for plagiarism), I do think that musically they are in the general vicinity of each other:

Monalisa and Terry Young – “I Wanna Make It With You (1979) (excerpt)

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Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love (1975) (excerpt)

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One thing I did notice very strongly in “I Wanna Make It With You” was how weird some of Terry Young’s singing was. Here’s just one example:

Monalisa and Terry Young – “I Wanna Make It With You (1979) (vocal weirdness)

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I think that is very strange indeed. (Especially the way Terry sings “eyes”. I can’t type a word to approximate the sound he makes.)

Anyway, here are the full versions:

Monalisa and Terry Young – “I Wanna Make It With You (1979)

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Elvin Bishop – “Fooled Around And Fell In Love (1975)

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