Rhetta Hughes – 1969 – Relight My Fire
This is one out of some very rare and expensive records I purchased lately. Check for yourselves here for the amount of dollars spent for some original copies.
A great northern soul LP i was after, since when i first heard the version of “Light My Fire“, originally covered by The Doors. Thanks God the whole album is really great!
This is a @320 vinyl rip of the original Tetragrammaton Records including covers.
A1 Light My Fire (2:53)
A2 Baby, I Need Your Loving (3:25)
A3 Hip Old Lady On A Honda (2:08)
A4 Walk On By (2:53)
A5 His Happiness (2:35)
A6 Cry Myself To Sleep (2:06)
B1 Sooky (2:22)
B2 Giving Up My Heartaches (2:24)
B3 Gimme Some Of Yours (2:19)
B4 You’re Doing It With Her (2:45)
B5 I Can’t Stand Under This Pressure (2:23)
Sweet funky soul by this sometime Chicago soul diva, with arrangements by Mike Terry, and lots of tasty original tracks written by Jo Armstead. The album includes Rhetta‘s funky cover of “Light My Fire”, but there’s lots of other nice ones, like “Gimme Some Of Yours (I’ll Give You Some Of Mine)”, “Giving Up My Heartaches”, “Sooky”, “I Can’t Stand Under This Pressure”, and “Cry Myself To Sleep”. Hard to find, too! (Dusty Groove).
A decent, if derivative, soul vocalist, Rhetta Hughes seemed about ready to move into the spotlight in 1969, when her remake of the Doors’ “Light My Fire” made the R&B Top 40. But she never sustained any momentum, with the next song “Angel Man” flopping for Aria, and Hughes was soon back on the supper club circuit, opening for such comedians as Bill Cosby.
Listen the wonderful “Light My Fire”