An absolute classic original version from the undisputed Queen of Soul.
Live on Showtime Special
Spoken: I got a call the other day It was my sister, Carolyn, sayin Aretha, come by when you can I've got somethin I wanna say. And when I got there she said You know, rather than go through a long drawn out thing, I think the melody on the box, will help me explain
Gotta find me an angel, to fly away with me Gotta find me an angel, ooh and set me free My heart is without a whole, I don't want to be alone I gotta find me an angel in my life, in my life Too long have I loved, so unattached within So much that I know that I need somebody so So I'll just go on hoping that I find me someone Find me an angel in my life In my life
I know there must be someone, somewhere for me Oh I lived too long without the love of someone And there's no misery ooooooh oooh like the misery I feel in me, gotta find me an angel in my life (He'll be there now don't you worry) My life (keep lookin and just keep cookin) My life (he'll be there, now don?t you worry) My life
Continuing with the same theme, purely by coincidence just literally picked up 18 CD singles for £6 from a market stall. Skimming through them I stumbled across Mick Hucknall & Simply Red sampling 'Soulful Strut' on their 1996 5 track CD single cover version of Aretha's 'Angel' (Also a good version done by Walter Jackson). Perhaps I'll dig these out for a future post?