The best thing about this tune - from Chicago crooner Lou Rawls - is the introduction monologue - part Damon Runyon, part Theme From Shaft.
I was ill last week. I spent 18 hours vomiting isotonic energy sports drink into a beige Addis washing up bowl. My voice sounds like Jack Rolfe, the gruff boat yard owner - and British Ken Kercheval - from TV's Howard's Way, gargling hedgehog fur from a rusty tankard...
Despite this, my vocals still aren't half as husky as Lou Rawls. But at least Lou tempers his huskiness with some silky soul stylings (like Lee Marvin gargling semi-melted Kinder Bueno from a velvet hip flask).
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