Band of Gold" is a popular song written and composed by former Motown producers Holland–Dozier–Holland (under the pseudonym of Edythe Wayne) and Ron Dunbar. It was a major hit when first recorded by Freda Payne in 1970 for the Invictus label, owned by H-D-H. The song has been recorded by numerous artists, notably competing 1986 versions by contrasting pop singers Belinda Carlisle and Bonnie Tyler, and a 2007 version by Kimberley Locke.
Although she’s considered a brilliant jazz singer, Detroit-based Freda Payne will go down in history as the singer of this soul-pop hit written by the powerhouse nd team. Band of Gold hit multiple charts including a number 1 on the UK pop chart. The song tells the sad story of a young, inexperienced bride abandoned on her wedding night by a husband apparently incapable of loving her. The then 37-year-old Payne was initially reluctant to record the song as she didn’t feel it matched her age. "Band of Gold" Track Info.
The 8th Day. プロフィール: Soul - funk band. A loose assemblage of musicians with ever-changing line ups through the years. Tightly associated with 100 Proof Aged In Soul. She's Not Just Another Woman, I Can't Fool Myself (Single).
Band Of Gold Written-By – Wayne, Dunbar. Companies, etc. Published By – Gold Forever Music Distributed By – Ripete Records. The 8th Day, Freda Payne. The 8th Day, Freda Payne - She's Not Just Another Woman, Band Of Gold (7", RE). Ripete Records. Category Country Year.
She thought the song was about a woman who was a virgin or sexually naïve, and felt it was more suitable for a teenager. When Payne objected to this song, Ron Dunbar (co-writer of the song) said to her, "Don't worry. In 1986, Belinda Carlisle did a cover of this song for her debut album Belinda. Carlisle's remake of this song is one of three to have entered the Hot Dance Club Play chart. Freda Payne is the older sister of Scherrie Payne, the final lead singer of The Supremes. nd wrote many of The Supremes' hits.
Although much of soul vocalist Freda Payne’s early ’70s association with the mighty Invictus label would be fraught with stress, her 1970 debut album, Band of Gold, was nevertheless a masterpiece of epic proportions. Touted on the sleeve as people music, for people who like pop, rhythm and blues, ballad, hymns - just about anything, Payne’s set certainly reflects that wide range and, while the overall sonic tone of Band of Gold reflects her producers’ Motown history, especially across songs like Unhooked Generation and the Holland-Dozier penned The World Don’t Owe You a Thing there.
She taught me the meaning of giving She brought me back from the dead to the living From a one room dirty shack She washed the clothes on my back She's got electrifying lovin' As warm as a mother's oven Don't know where she gets the power Her lovin' gets strong by the hour She's mine, mine, mine She. knows how to console me She's mine, mine, mine She knows how to control me Listen she's not just another woman She's not no, no She's not just another woman She's not no, n. Write about your feelings and thoughts about She's Not Just Another Woman. Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you?
Freda Payne - Band Of Gold. Al Green - Let's Stay Together. Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted (HQ). edison lighthouse - Love grows where my rosemary goes. Invictus had Freda Payne, Chairmen of the Board, early Parliament and the 8th Day, while Hot Wax had 100 Proof Aged in Soul, Flaming Ember, Laura Lee and the Honey Cone. A third label, Music Merchant, issued records by Brenda Holloway (post-Motown), Eloise Laws, Warlock and early Jones Girls. The labels were in operation from 1969 to 1974, with brief re-activation in 1976. Freda Payne - Band Of GoldFudgie Mod. seconds ago. 3:20.
Watch Freda Payne perform Band of Gold live – video. At first, Freda wasn’t keen on Band of Gold. It’s funny – the Supremes hated Where Did Our Love Go, even though it became their first No 1, and the Four Tops didn’t always like what they sang. I spent three years in the same classroom as Lamont. When I first heard Band of Gold, I was in my 20s and thought it was written for a teenager to sing, a 16-year old who’s just got married too young. My reading was that she was frigid or scared and didn’t know what to do in the bedroom, but Ron Dunbar said: You don’t have to like it – just sing it!
|A||–The 8th Day||She's Not Just Another Woman
Written-By – Wilson*, Dunbar*
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Written-By – Wayne*, Dunbar*
|R45-144||The 8th Day / Freda Payne||The 8th Day / Freda Payne - She's Not Just Another Woman / Band Of Gold (7", RE)||Ripete Records||R45-144||US||1989|