Written by
Bob Stumpel

November 11

Giving Up (With The Raelettes, Ft. Trudy Cohran / Tonette McKinney)

'90 LC Tokyo'94 LC MoscowWith The RaelettesWith Tonette McKinneyWith Trudy Cohran


Based on Donny Hathaway’s 1972 re-interpretation of Gladys Knight’s minor hit from 1964.

Ray and the girls kept on to Donny’s tempo: a long, slow, soaring love lament. It was performed many times by Trudy Cohran, and (after she left The Raelettes) also by Tonette McKinney.

Tokyo 1990 (starts at 1’14’40) with Trudy Cohran:

Moscow 1994 with Tonette McKnney:

’90 LC Antibes
’90 LC Caneção
’90 LC Tokyo
’91 LC BlueNote
’94 LC Moscow


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