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  • Angel of the Morning

    Sharon Baird posted on June 03, 2012 07:23

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    "Angel of the Morning" is a popular song written by Chip Taylor that has been recorded numerous times and has been a hit single for various artists including Merrilee Rush, Juice Newton, Nina Simone, P.P. Arnold, Olivia Newton-John, The Pretenders/Chrissie Hynde, Dusty Springfield, Mary Mason, Melba Montgomery, Vagiant, Billie Davis, Bonnie Tyler, Rita Wilson and Skeeter Davis.Written and composed by New York City-born songwriter Chip Taylor, "Angel of the Morning" was originally offered to Connie Francis to sing, but she turned it down because she thought that it was too risqué for her career. The song's narrator describes the breakup of a presumably illicit love affair: "If morning's echo says we've sinned, well, it was what I wanted now." "Angel of the Morning" finally became a hit in 1968 via a recording by Merrilee Rush. Rush had come to Memphis through the group she fronted, the Turnabouts, being the opening act for a Paul Revere and the Raiders tour. "Angel of the Morning" earned Rush a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary-Pop Vocal Performance, Female.

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    Posted in: Individual Songs, June 2012 - FLOWER POWER!, November 2016 Anything Goes Favourites (3 Comments)


Charles de Lint
# Charles de Lint
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:59 PM
Great song. If you're interested in trivia, Chip Taylor also wrote "Wild Thing" and the royalties from these two songs fueled his gambling habit for many many years...
Sharon Baird
# Sharon Baird
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 9:29 PM
Nope, I did not know that; the two songs are such extremes, aren't they? His habit didn't go up his nose or down his throat, but almost as destructive.
Emma watson
# Emma watson
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 1:35 AM
I have listened to several versions of Angel of the Morning. However, in my opinion, this version by Merilee Rush and the Turnabouts is without a doubt the best version that I have heard. Great song!

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