“You’ve tried everything but you won’t give up.”

“What You Won’t Do For Love” by Bobby Caldwell | Another one with a pretty good horn section – but, yeah, this probably is one lone trumpet. This is another one of those songs I grew up with but never quite knew who did it – until last week, when I caught it in the car and decided to, as always, grab the lyrics and Google them. Bobby Caldwell’s unexpected hit spawned a bunch of covers, though – Go West’s version might also be overplayed here, and for a moment, I thought it was this version I heard in the car – but an interesting, if not a bit disappointing, cover is from Jessie Ware, and only because they dispensed of the trumpet. I know it doesn’t really fit her sophistipop sound, but still. You do not mess with a distinctive sound.

One thought on ““You’ve tried everything but you won’t give up.”

  1. I like this one. Actually, what caught my attention first was the version of Go West. I learned later that Bobby Caldwell was the original. The horn section has that “good-feel” vibe, something that’s chill. That’s the notable thing here. Great!

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