Happy New Year, everybody! Hope 2020 is better than 2019 was for you.
Today we have two lovely R&B singers doing different songs called "Operator." So, without further ado…
Brenda Holloway’s song "Operator" was written by Smokey Robinson and was recorded at pretty much the same time by Mary Wells, who used it as the B side for her single "Two Lovers." Brenda’s version reached #36 on the R&B chart and #78 on the Hot 100 in 1965.
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Gladys Knight’s version of "Operator" came out in 1962, before she was signed by Motown and her career took off. Recorded on the Fury label, it was from her debut album Letter Full of Tears. It only reached #97 on the Hot 100.
In case you’ve forgotten how this works…
- Listen to the two songs.
- Decide which song you like the best.
- Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
- Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:
I’ll tally the votes next Wednesday, January 8 and announce the winner then, so be sure and vote before then. And remember, everyone is welcome to participate, no purchase necessary.
The lines are now open. Good luck to Brenda and Gladys!