Thursday, 8 October 2009

If you don't know me by now - Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

'If you don't know me by now' was written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff and recorded by the Philadelphia soul musical group Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. It became their first hit when it was released as a single in 1972. The single reached number 18 in the Dutch Top 40 and number 9 in the UK singles chart.

The song was later covered by Simply Red, giving them a hit in 1989. The song was also covered by British comedian Ricky Gervais as his character David Brent from the comedy series 'The office'. A music video was produced and released with BBC's The Office DVD set.

My collection: 7" single no. 804
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, April 21, 1989
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'If you don't know me by now' / 'Let me into your world'

1 comment:

  1. In the case of the B-side, "Let Me Into Your World," the instrumental backing track was recycled from an earlier 1969 version by the O'Jays, from their first collaboration with Gamble/Huff on the short-lived Neptune label (as on "The O'Jays in Philadelphia" album, later reissued on Philadelphia International).


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