A 1980s friendship with an actual Nathan Jones inspires this peek into a catchy little tune that's really only had four different...really different!...recorded versions...and, here they are!
Excellent dissection into a song I never heard and plan to listen to all the versions of when I am back in stronger Wi-Fi environs. I can’t believe you found a photo of Nicorette Larson (haha) next to a guy in an Astros uniform. That is some serious sleuthing. And then, as always, thanks so much for the shoutout to my own Stack!
Cool! I describe myself as a lover of Motown music, but have not heard the Nathan Jones song before. Sometimes I just listen to the music and don't hear the words...¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I see you called the song "Nate"...probably to simplify typing it, however Nathan and "Nate" is typed with the same number of strokes. (including the quote marks).
Sorry, sometimes I type what I think...without thinking. Peace, Brad!
Man oh man. This is quite a rabbit hole!
Fascinating stuff, Brad. I can't say I liked any of the versions much, but I very much enjoyed the story and the explanation of flanging. Now I shall check out @steve goldberg's 'stack. Cheers!
One of my most apparently controversial musical opinions is that Nathan Jones is the best Supremes song by a mile. Seems obvious to me, but man, people get heated about it sometimes.
Been swamped with work, but finally got to this! I always loved the Bananarama version (I love most of their stuff, total guilty-pleasure material) but had not heard the others, so this was fun. I like the Supremes version a lot too. It's a song just meant for multiple voices.