Label: A&M Records - SP-4836 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation, Club Edition • Country: Canada • Genre: Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Country
The (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge - Greatest Hits track was recorded on July 6, at Columbia's studios in Chicago.
Produced by Carl Davisthe session, arranged by Sonny Sandersfeatured bassist James Jamersondrummer Richard "Pistol" Allenguitarist Robert Whiteand keyboardist Johnny Griffith ; these four musicians were all members of the Motown Records house band The Funk Brothers who often moonlighted on sessions for Davis to augment the wages paid by Motown. They'd load up in the van and come over to Chicago, and I would pay 'em double scale, and I'd pay 'em in cash.
The song was originally written by Chess Records' in-house writers and producers Carl Smith and Raynard Miner, and initially recorded by The Dells for the label, but not released.
Another writer, Gary Jackson, made some changes to the song and pitched it to Davis at Brunswick. When the singer Lets Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez - On The 6 his vocal track, Davis recalls, Wilson originally sang the song "like a soul ballad.
I said that's totally wrong. You have to jump and go with the percussion If he didn't want to sing it that way, I would put my voice on the record and sell millions. Later, Davis removed (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher - Rita Coolidge - Greatest Hits credit and BMI now lists the song as by the three other writers. Brunswick Records then released an album titled Higher and Higher in November Its chart peak was No.
The track was ranked No. The Dells included the song on their hit album There Is ; their version, recorded inis reputed to have been the original version, and was recorded with slightly different lyrics than the better-known Jackie Wilson hit version, but was not released as a single. NiteJackie stated that when he first heard a tape of the song, "a vocal group was singing it".
That group was quite probably The Dells. Inthe song was recorded under the title "Higher and Higher" by Canada Goose, a group from Ottawa who had been discovered by Jerry Ragovoy. In the song, still known as "Higher and Higher", charted in Sweden due to Kevin Borgthe eventual winner of season 8 of Idolperforming it in the competition, and downloads of Borg's version secured it a 29 ranking.
Bruce Springsteen has performed the song throughout his career, first in the s and then later on the Working on a Dream Tour.
This version was recorded on November 22, This was the last show where longtime E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons performed with the band before his death. Anywhere Her version has a more moderate tempo than that of the uptempo original, and largely omits the chorus which is evidenced only in the background vocals sung under the repetition of the first verse with which she closes the song.
Coolidge and her sister Priscilla Coolidge had sung background on a version of the song for a prospective album by Priscilla's husband Booker T. Jones ; when that album was shelved, Coolidge asked him if she could cut the song using his arrangement. Released as a single, Coolidge's version became her first major hit in nine years of recording: the track peaked at No. It was kept from the No. Both the song and a subsequent release, " We're All Alone ", earned Coolidge gold records for each selling a million copies.
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