FlinterFile: Billy Paul- Me And Mrs. Jones
In 1972, Billy Paul had one of his biggest hits. The Phillysound-song is about two lovers, who are both cheating their partners.In the intro, the sax plays the melody of a Doris Day hit, Secret Love, which already points forward to this fact. The song was written by the famous duo Gamble & Huff, together with Carey Gilbert, who wrote hits for Lou Rawls and the O’Jays. They got the idea when they saw a man coming in a bar every day at the same time, and a woman who joined him in 10 to 15 minutes after he entered. They sat in the same booth and after some time they each went their own way. The idea was golden: with Billy Paul’s vocals it hit number 12 in the UK and number 1 in the US. Enjoy
Billy Paul- Me And Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul died on Sunday 24 April 2016. His songs defined the Phillysound and will therefore stay in our minds forever.
Posted on April 26, 2016, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1972, billy paul, doris day, FlinterFiles Song Archive, gamble & huff, hit, me and mrs. jones, Music, phillysound, seventies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.