Coverafbeelding Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Bad Luck
  • Statistieken
  •   3 wkn Tipparade
  •   1975

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   25-06-1939
Land   Verenigde Staten

Harold vormde de vocale groep Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes in 1954. De bezetting van de groep wijzigde in de loop der jaren verschillende malen. In de late jaren 60 trok Melvin de jonge drummer van de groep The Cadillacs, Teddy Pendergrass, aan als leadzanger. Hun grote doorbraak kwam toen ze begin jaren 70 een contract tekenden bij het label Philadelphia International Records van het duo Kenny Gamble en Leon Huff.

Ze hadden daarop internationale hits met If You Don't Know Me By Now (1972), met Teddy Pendergrass als leadzanger. Andere hits in de "Philly Sound" van de jaren zeventig waren The Love I Lost (1973), Satisfaction Guaranteed (1974), en Don't leave me this way (1977). Toen Teddy Pendergrass in 1976 de groep verliet om een solocarrière te beginnen, moest Melvin niet alleen op zoek naar een nieuwe zanger maar ook naar een nieuw platenlabel; hij verving Teddy door David Ebo en ging naar ABC Records, maar kon nooit meer de vroegere successen evenaren. De groep bleef wel bestaan tot aan Harolds dood in 1997.

Songtekst

Uh
Woo
Well, well

Look down-hearted and confused
Because lately you've been startin' to lose
Losin' out on everything you might try to do
Bad luck's there, it's got a hold on you

Don't send you money, 'bout to lose your home
Done lost your woman and everything's wrong
Love always plainly states that chances go around
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you down, yeah

(You got) Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Yes, uh)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck, bad luck (Bad)

Played a number 'cause that number's hot
But the bookers gets you for every cent you've got
Walk around in a daze with the richer pockets bare
Got to see your woman and she ain't even there

Don't seem to give a whiz about it and all your trapped in time
The more I think about it, I think you're bout to lose your mind
Some people call it jinxed, some say it ain't my day, huh
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you way down

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Yes, uh)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck, bad luck (Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad)

One long week
Ooh, huh
Yeah, yeah
One more thing

Love always plainly states that chances go around
But if you want to know the truth about it and tell you what's pullin' you down
Down, down, down, down, down

Bad luck (Yes, uh)
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck (Oh yeah)
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (You got)
Bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, bad luck

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, bad luck

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, bad luck (I can't get away from this bad luck)

Huh
Bad luck
Bad, bad
I want to get away but I can't keep myself
Cause I got bad luck
Huh, bad luck, y'all
Children sing with me, "Bad luck"
Everybody's got bad luck, bad luck, bad luck

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck, bad luck, bad luck, bad luck

Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Mmm, mmm)
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got
Bad luck
That's what you got, that's what you got (Hey)
Bad luck (Yeah), bad luck, bad luck (Come on), bad luck (Come on)

Ga-ga, woo
People in the world out there
I know none-a y'all satisfied, satisfied
The way crisis has been goin' on, oh, babe
I better say I'm just mad about mornin' paper, yeah
They cut down on smokin'[Cut down on smokin']
We have to cut down on dreamin'[Cut down on dreamin']
Cause early one morning I got me a paper, huh
I sat down on my living room floor
Opened it up [Opened it up], opened it up [Opened it up]
Guess, what I saw, huh?
Saw the President of the United States, huh
The man said he was gonna give it up
He's giving us high hopes
But he still turned around and left all us poor folks behind
They say they got another man to take his place
But I don't think they need to satisfy the human race
Bad luck, huh
Bad luck, bad luck, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
The only the thing that I got that I can hold on
Is my God, huh, my God, huh
Jesus be with me, Jesus
Give me good luck, huh, good luck
Help me Jesus, huh
Everybody needs

Songinformatie

ArtiestHarold Melvin & The Blue Notes
 A-kant
Titel Bad Luck (Part 1)
Lengte 3:10
Componist(en) Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Victor Carstarphen
Producer(s) Leon Huff & Kenny Gamble
 B-kant
Titel Bad Luck (Part 2)
Lengte 3:31
Componist(en) Gene McFadden, John Whitehead & Victor Carstarphen
Producer(s) Leon Huff & Kenny Gamble
 
Platenlabel Philadelphia International Records
Catalogusnr PIR 3202
Hoogste positie UK -
Hoogste positie US 15
Album To Be True


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