Tuesday, April 4, 2017

POP Music: Gladys Knight & the Pips


Unlike their label mates at Motown, they got their start elsewhere, charting with the hit Every Beat of My Heart. They changed things up by trying out Motown, signing up to see what Berry Gordy could do for their careers. They charted with I Heard it Through the Grapevine, I Don't Want to Do Wrong and the immortal If I Were Your Woman. Gladys Knight & the Pips became one of Motown and the world's greatest acts.

Ms. Knight's silky, soulful voice is a gift from heaven; listening to her sing If I Were Your Woman is a revelation. What man could possibly resist a woman who sang to him like that? Gladys Knight was a force to be reckoned with. Not even Motown could fully utilize her talents. After a bitter breakup with the label, Gladys Knight & the Pips would find even greater success with their highest chart topper- Midnight Train to Georgia. Listen to Miss Gladys and just about any man would jump on that train with her.