Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Roberta Flack : Do what you gotta do

My wake up song this week is 'Do what you Gotta Do' written by the great song writer Jimmy Webb. It's such a beautiful, enigmatic song. I feel it to be about freedom and the wisdom of not trying to possess someone but I'm sure there are many more ways of hearing it. My favourite version is by Roberta Flack, the way she interprets this song has such elegance and compassion, it's a perfect match. Apologies for the scratchy clip, but Flack's great performance still shines through, love tt.