Tuesday, May 09, 2006


12 versions of ANGEL OF THE MORNING

When premarital sex was still a very troubling "sin," this tune turned up, just a hot skip and a hump away from "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow." Progress: THIS girl thinks she can have a devilishly good time all night and still be an "angel of the morning."
Especially since a man wrote this: Chip Taylor, offering an alibi for chippies.
Saintly martyr Merilee's Rush to judge her one-night-stand:
"There's no need to take a stand for it was I who chose to start. I see no reason to take me home. I'm old enough to face the dawn...Just call me angel of the morning...Then slowly turn away from me."

Even Humphrey Bogart couldn't follow that instruction without busting a gut laughing. "You're good, angel, very good. Now I'll slowly turn away, and you can leave...and I'll change the sheets..."
More from this sanctimonious slut:
"If morning's echo says we've sinned. Well, it was what I wanted now. And if we're victims of the night. I won't be blinded by the light. Just call me angel of the morning."
Can I just call you a cab and sleep an extra hour?
"A pretty dirge, is like a melody..." Share a load with:
Chrissie Hynde
Merilee Rush (original and re-make)
Joya Landis
Barbara Jones
Skeeter Davis
P.P. Arnold
Juice Newton, etc. etc.
The song ends with this:
"I wont beg you stay with me. Through the tears! Of the days! Of the years!"
OK, bitch, bye!

Get lucky. Download the ANGELS

Update November 2011: A few songs have been re-upped individually:



The Baz said...

Fascinating to see so many versions of this song in one place. From the Sonic Pollutions archive, I would like to donate this...

Released at the same time as the PP Arnold version was a version by Billie Davis. I personally prefer it. Could never stand PP's voice!

Here is a performance by Billie on Beat Club in 1967... its been sitting about doing nothing in my Rapidshare account so thought I'd donate it.


All the best... and I'm waiting with bated breath to hear Diana Rigg sing! ;)


Ill Folks said...

Thanks, Baz! Glad to hear Billie...didn't know her.

I'll try and get Diana and Linda Thorson on the next posting (I try to do 9th, 19th, 29th)

Pixelmutt: got a Devil or Angel compilation in the works??

pixelmutt said...

coming up

julioxo said...

Thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

could you re-up this please? I love the song, but know only the Merrilee & Juice versions yet...