02/04/2021: “Touch Me In The Morning” by Marlena Shaw

This soulful seventies nugget was originally a Diana Ross song, released in 1973.

Marlena Shaw’s 1979 version, from Love Bites, adds a few pinches of disco flair, resulting in a heavenly concoction of horns, lush strings, and svelte bassline, topped with a thumping beat and tribal percussion.

And, although Diana Ross’ singing is naturally incomparable, Marlena Shaw is a soul legend in her own right. When that chorus hits, it’s just phenomenal!

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