Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Cops N' Robbers - You'll Never Do It Baby

Back for a second day with The Cops N' Robbers out of the UK. As mentioned yesterday, The Cops N' Robbers, barely a blip on the scene in their heyday, are perhaps best known for composing and recording You'll Never Do It Baby, which was covered by other, more popular bands.

Here is the jazzy original in all it's funky glory. Composed by singer Brian Smith and band pianist Terry Fox, the number was only released on The Flip-Side of a French EP on Vogue Records in 1965. The composition is structurally different than other versions that followed. Specifically at the chorus (or is it a bridge?) . Where subsequent versions changed the chorus to a IV-I-IV-V structure, the original is a descending riff from the IV back to the I. Add in the fact that the dominant instrument is a piano, and you get all sorts of crispy, cool uniqueness here.

Until next time, we'll see you On The Flip-Side!

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