Ten Songs You Might Not Know Are Covers: Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) (#6)

@FourWalls (12882)
United States
July 25, 2016 1:00pm CST
Rain! Relief! The heat index is under 100!! What better way to celebrate than with a great song, one that you just may have never known was actually a cover song! #6: Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) Right about the time I started listening to rock music (to the eternal chagrin of my dad) the Doobie Brothers released "Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me)" as a single. It was infectious and peaked at #11 on the Billboard charts. And, oh, did I love that song. So when I got The Best of the Doobie Brothers what do I see but it was written by the Motown songwriting legends Holland/Dozier/Holland. And that meant it was a cover. A Motown cover at that. Kim Weston, who later gained fame as Marvin Gaye's duet partner on the song "It Takes Two," was the first to record the song. Her version was released in 1965, ten years before the Doobie Brothers' rendition. Her version was a top five R&B hit but didn't make the pop top 40. Either version is great! Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me) Written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, and Eddie Holland Originally recorded by Kim Weston, 1965 Famously covered by the Doobie Brothers, 1975 Here's Kim Weston's great Motown original:
The original! From 1965, a soul-stompin' classic, a product of collaboration made in heaven: the great Kim Weston, the equally-as-great Andantes, and the abs...
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@teamfreak16 (40502)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
25 Jul 16
This one I did not know. I knew about one of their others, which I won't name in case it's on your list, but not this one.
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@puddleglum (1418)
• United States
25 Jul 16
Thanks for that information. Very entertaining. It reminded me of my favorite Motown cover: the Carpenters 1974 cover of "Please, Mr. Postman" (the Marvelettes, 1961).
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@amadeo (61460)
• United States
25 Jul 16
I liked it.That was a good one.Thank you
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@JohnRoberts (52019)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Jul 16
Just goes to show. You think its quintessential Doobies and it's Motown! That's making it their own.
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29 Jul 16
great song! i like that!