I'm Weak for You
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes -- I'm Weak for You
This song is mighty--I mean ten feet tall and six hundred pounds; it drives railroad spikes with its fist; when it goes for a stroll it tosses mountains out of the way. But it's also a sweetheart, mannered and well-dressed, bringing roses and a good wine. It cooks dinner and lights the candles.
It's also proof of the theory of relativity. Sometimes it's just the right length, the ending a hammock, a breeze, a loosely held beer. Other times it's a couple minutes too long, the ending an indulgence, a lazy jam with a Clif's Notes more slender than most.
The picture above is, as you can see, of Black & Blue, the LP this song first appeared on. The LP is out of print and the audio is ripped from If You Don't Know Me By Now: The Best of Harold & The Blue Notes. Other standouts on that compilation: "Bad Luck," "The Love I Lost," "Don't Leave Me This Way," "Hope That We Can Be Together Soon," "Wake Up Everybody."
[If You Don't Know Me by Now: The Best of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes]