DON'T LET ME BE MISUNDERSTOOD

Latest update on 26/01/2018

Artist: Nina Simone
Author: Bennie Benjamin/Sol Marcus/Gloria Caldwell
Label: Philips
Year: 1964

on Broadway Blues Ballads. Written by arranger/conductor Horace Ott in the slipstream of a dispute with his girlfriend Gloria Caldwell: "I'm just a soul who's intentions are good, oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood". He figured out some music to go with it and passed it on to composers duo Bennie Benjamin & Sol Marcus to finish the job. As Ott and Benjamin/Marcus were members of rivalising copyright organisations, Ott gave Gloria the credits, soon to become his wife.

Covers:

1965:

Animals [n°3 UK]

1965:

ZZ & De Maskers [as Ik Bedoel 't Altijd Zo Goed]

1965:

Noël Deschamps [as Je n'ai à t'offrir que mon amour]

1965:

Lone Star [as Comprensión]

1967:

Moody Blues [BBC recording; singer Justin Hayward auditioned for The Animals]

1967:

Alan Price Set [BBC recording]

1969:

Joe Cocker

1977:

Brian Auger & Julie Tippett

1977:

Mike Batt

1977:

Santa Esmeralda & Leroy Gomez [n°1 GER & B]

1983:

Gary Moore

1986:

Costello Show

1990:

Lou Rawls

1995:

Robben Ford & The Blue Line

2001:

Popa Chubby

2003:

Cyndi Lauper

2006:

Yusuf Islam [alias Cat Stevens]

2010:

Bettye LaVette

2012:

Sabrina Starke

2012:

Mick Hucknall

2016:

Ronnie Spector

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