BEFORE IT WAS A HIT SONG…
These songs are well known but you may not know about the earlier attempts to score a hit record with prior versions of the same song.
Saving All My Love For You
Whitney Houston's self-titled debut solo album was issued in 1985. "Saving All My Love For You" was lifted as a single and became her first American #1 on the Pop Chart.
Few would have noticed the original version of the ballad when it was included on the album 'Marilyn & Billy'. The 1978 LP was a duet project by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. The married couple were former members of the group The 5th Dimension before splintering off as a duo.
A comparison of the 2 interpretations highlights the power of Houston's impressive vocal talent.
Each new song will be added to the spotify playlist named: ‘Before It Was A Hit Song’. You can check out the previous earlier / original versions of the hit songs you know and love.
The playlist and other Caffe` Latte` selections can be found at: