I’M THE OTHER HALF OF YOU: Maxine Weldon /
YOU’D BETTER BE GOOD TO MY BABY: Peggy Woods
One of my favourite Spring singles has always been ‘I’m The Other Half Of You’ by the supremely talented singer/songwriter and producer Ray Godfrey aka Raeford Gerald. When we looked further at the multi-track master tapes of the session, we found a glorious female version, utilizing the same backing track, by Maxine Weldon. It is so good it deserves the honour of a Deep Soul release.
Many decades earlier, we had found a beautiful Val Simpson and Nick Ashford song by the then unknown Peggy Woods, again such a beautiful recording is deserving of a 45 pressing for collectors.