MARLENA SHAW / “Feel Like Makin’ Love”

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5 Responses to “MARLENA SHAW / “Feel Like Makin’ Love””

tayari kwa salaam Says:
June 4th, 2006 at 4:38 pm

My vote is with Nancy, period.

Qawi Robinson Says:
June 5th, 2006 at 9:55 am

Ah…thanks for the various versions. Clearly every version will appeal to different audiences. What started off as a simple ballad talking about when one gets the urge has transformed into three newer versions. I like Nancy Wilson…but her version sounds TOO Dione Warwick for me. But for FUNK value, the Marlena Shaw version is bouncy

If you want a ballad (where you can actually understand the lyrics) listen to Roberta Flack.

If you want an upbeat, jazzy, Funky version (where you can still make out the lyrics) listen to Marlena Shaw.

If you want an upbeat, Bass-heavy, Funky version (where the music overshadows the singing), listen to D’Angelo.

Nancy Wilson’s version creeps me out a bit…kinda like listening to your mom singing it.

Notice, only Roberta Flack’s version is the only one where the lyrics and music are simplistic enough understand what the song is all about. Don’t get me wrong, I like all of the versions. D’Angelo and Marlena Shaw’s versions are danceworthy…don’t know if that is the premise of the song or not, but to each his/her own.

jb Says:
June 6th, 2006 at 2:02 pm

i’m a flack fan and a d’angelo fanatic but that marlena shaw version takes the cake

elm Says:
August 9th, 2007 at 5:10 pm

I vote for Marlena..
It’s the best cover of the song: it’s sexy, promising, tender, lovable and on and on.
Marlena is awesome ..

SoulEnzyme Says:
February 11th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Marlena’s version by far the best version, i also think Roy Ayers version is pretty catchy. I know some latin band did a cover as well with Angela bofil arranging it.

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