I FORGOT TO BE YOUR LOVER

Latest update on 08/10/2016

Artist: William Bell
Author: Booker T. Jones/William Bell
Label: Stax
Year: 1968

In 2014 a version with the North Mississippi Allstars and Snoop Dogg who's convinced this was what his parents were listening to while he was conceived.

Covers:

1972:

Shenley Duffus [as To Be A Lover; reggae version produced by Lee Perry]

1973:

Mad Lads

1976:

Al Kooper

1977:

George Faith [reggae update again with Lee Perry]

1986:

Billy Idol [also as To Be A Lover; Top 10 US]

1997:

Paul Weller

1999:

Shadows [the American band]

2001:

Dilated Peoples [sample in Worst Comes To Worst]

2002:

Jaheim [sample under Put That Woman First; top 20 US]

2005:

Robert Cray

2016:

Melissa Etheridge

Has nothing in common with Gene Chandler's To Be A Lover ('67). Opening line "have I told you lately that I love you" was later borrowed by Van Morrison (see there).

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