Duffy, from a while ago, on one of her favourite songs:
When I discovered sex: Cover Me, Bettye Swann (1968)
"Bettye Swann is one of my biggest inspirations, but this song has particular importance for me because it marks the time I got interested in physical contact. I was 19, and here was a woman singing "Cover me, spread your precious love all over me". It's very tender, but it's also, hilariously, quite crude, so I'd make my friends listen to it and we'd all giggle."
Is Duffy perhaps reading too much into this song?
doesn't strike me as salacious... Cover Me" is more gimme shelter surely than
Mariah Carey-ish "and it's just like honey / When your love comes over me / Oh baby I've got a dependency / Always strung out for another taste of your honey"
(still what do i know, i only recently realised what ZZ Top's "Pearl Necklace" is about)
also: "the time I got interested in physical contact. I was 19" -- really? Nineteen?
That Duffy / Amy Winehouse / Adele moment was like a re-revival, like that 1986-87 Levi 501s Advert moment of soul reissues and soul rehashes all over again
Stubbs and I could have republished "All Souled Out", just changed the names and it'd have been as applicable as ever
"mercy" for fuck's sake!
Still i see Mark Ronson's moved on to ransacking the Eighties now
Wouldn't it be great if Duffo had got to #1 and won X number of Brit Awards