Listen/Download – Nobody’s Children – I Can’t Let Go
I have gone on the record in this space previously of my deep and abiding love for the song ‘I Can’t Let Go’.
I posted the Evie Sands OG a while back and the Hollies cover (which hit the Top 40 in 1966) is a positively brilliant pop record.
Some time a few years back I was digging somewhere and picked up the record you see before you today because it included a cover of that very song.
I knerw nothing about Nobody’s Children, other than the fact that there were clearly several bands working under that name during the 60s. Maybe not as many as there were Mods, but certainly a few more than there were Driving Stupids.
That said, when I got the 45 home I discovered a delightful updated on the Hollies model, with the band taking an upbeat approach to the song with the extra added attraction of a horn section.
As it turns out, this particular group of Nobody’s Children were a Washington, DC area group that got their start as Adam’s Apples before hitting locally with their cover of the Al Gorgoni/Chip Taylor classic.
Released first on the Bullet label (two different pressings, the one you see here and one with red and white spiral design) in 1967, ‘I Can’t Let Go’ was picked up for national distribution by the Buddah label in 1968 where it met with some regional success on the East Coast.
That said, it is most groovy cover of a great song, something that is always worth stuffing into your ears.
I hope you dig it and I’ll see you next week.