Lee + Betty
Valentine's Day Duet
"Love Lots Of Lovin'" (Allen Toussaint)
Lee Dorsey & Betty Harris, Sansu, 1967
Loved letting you hear it
I’ve featured both Lee Dorsey and Betty Harris separately on HOTG; but here they are together for Valentine’s Day – and the subject is love. Both were being produced by Allen Toussaint at the time that this well-arranged, groovin’ duet was released on his Sansu label. Note how he works in not so subtle references to other singles: Harris’ “Nearer” and Dorsey’s “Holy Cow”. Since their voices work so well together, it’s too bad that this was their only pairing. I like the bongos, too.
(Larry Grogan reminds me in his comment to this post that the flip side of this single, "Take Care Of Our Love", is also a fine duet. Thanks. I forgot to mention that. The song is a ballad penned by Toussaint.
I also forgot to mention that "Love Lots of Lovin'" (and its flip) can be found on several CD compilations that I have listed over at Da Big Greasy Guide.)
Lot’s of lovin’ to my Valentine, Jeanne. And all the best of those rose colored glasses to you and yours.