I Am Controlled By Your Love by Helene Smith from Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label
helene smith - i am controlled by your love
valentine’s day is coming up soon. monday? monday. since 80% of awesome songs are love songs, i’m going to do a countdown (or something like it). these aren’t in any order…they’re just awesome songs about love that happen to pop into my head. i thought about starting this yesterday, but i had noggin toboggan in my head all day (you’re welcome).
about this song: it’s awesome. deep city was a 60s-era miami soul label that only put out one lp (helene smith sings sweet soul), BUT a lot of amazing tracks have been collected on two eccentric soul compilations (1,2). check those out. and if you’re not convinced, just take a listen to “am i a good man?” (the original is better than the band of horses cover, i promise).
these will all be dedicated to henry.