Song of the Year #19: You’re Walking Out With My Heart

So, for song #19 we have to dip into the “many unreleased gems of Brenda Holloway” bag of goodies, from Cellarful of Motown Volume #3

After getting our hair dusty with dust hunting though acetates.. to find the mile a minute rollercoaster northern goodie…

“You’re Walking Out With My Heart” (1966)

This song is one in a serious of sparkling examples of wonder concerning Motown. Like Kim Weston, Brenda Holloway recorded a shocking number of potentially classic Motown grooves that for whatever reason(s) (discussed ad naseum) that collected dust and eventually led to the frustration of the two women leaving the label within a year of each other.

The dryness of Brenda Delivery heightens the intensity and desperation, and the tempo heightens the panic sensation of feeling epically out of control of what Might happen next.

And, well… it’s a killer dance groove too.



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