pain in my heart video

January 21, 2008

Note: Contrary to Grace’s introduction where she says it was “written by a woman” it looks like the facts are . . .

Original writing credit was “Redding” (the Stones version says Redding/Walden, Walden was Redding’s manager). Otis and Stax were sued by Allen Toussaint who, as “Naomi Neville”, had written “Ruler Of My Heart” for Irma Thomas. As an out of court settlement, the credit was changed to “Naomi Neville”

UPDATE: Thanks to one of our readers here is Irma Thomas doing “Ruler Of My Heart”. Doesn’t take much to hear the similarities.

“Ruler Of My Heart”

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I’m assuming Grace will change the introduction next time they play this :-) Thanks for listening.

Mucho thanks to BirminghamSteve who promises more on the way. More about the song here.

This is one of those videos you send to all your friends to explain what “it” is all about – I’m loving “it”.

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1 music maven January 21, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Yes, if you listen to Irma Thomas’ Ruler of My Heart, you definitely can hear where Otis ripped off Pain in My Heart.

Allen Toussaint is a genius.

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