Oh The Righteous Brothers! Were I a decade or two older than I am, I’d appreciate the swooning and panty throwing that would happen if I saw them live. So dreamy. Soul & Inspiration is this album. From 1963 to 1990 this boy band pumped out hundreds of billboard hits for the ladies.
Some intel from wiki: The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975, and continued to perform until Hatfield’s death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings were sometimes dubbed “blue-eyed soul“.Medley and Hatfield both possessed exceptional vocal talent, with range, control and tone that helped them create a strong and distinctive duet sound and also to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his deep, soulful bass, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his soaring tenor. They adopted their name in 1962 while performing together in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called The Paramours, which featured John Wimber (who was much later one of the founders of the Vineyard Movement) on keyboards. At the end of one particular performance, a U.S. Marine in the audience shouted, “That was righteous, brothers!”, prompting the pair to adopt the name when they embarked on a career as a duo.
With 13 million views on youtube I bring you the song – from the best 5 minutes of the movie TOP GUN (the last 5 minutes where they make out) to this…
and more importantly ~from the GHOST Soundtrack.. you now you love it… RIP Patrick Swayze. Oh wait this was supposed to be about the band. lol. I need your love. Make some pottery with me.
- Soul Serenade: The Righteous Brothers, “Just Once In My Life” (popdose.com)
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