Chris Farlowe: I Just Don't Know What To With Myself (1967?)

 |   |  <1 min read

Chris Farlowe: I Just Don't Know What To With Myself (1967?)

The British r'n'b singer Chris Farlowe enjoyed a number of hits in the Sixties -- notably his cover of the Stones' Out of Time -- and this Hal David-Burt Bacharach song is much better known in versions by Dusty Springfield (see the clip below) and Dionne Warwick.

But in this moving version Farlowe somewhat lets the melody be more suggested than sung in places and just digs deep into the aching lyrics, at times almost in a spoken word style.

But then he sears into it. 

The initially spare backing also brings it home.

For more oddities, one-offs or songs with an interesting backstory use the RSS feed for daily updates, and check the massive back-catalogue at From the Vaults.

Share It

Your Comments

Geoff Lealand - Feb 5, 2014

Farlowe's 'Out of Time' regularly pops up on my iPod shuffle, to my great pleasure. What happened to him ? Did he have a career beyond the 60s? GRAHAM REPLIES: Indeed he did but -- like the great Long John Baldry for example -- he never really got his dues singin' the blues as he drifted from band to band and one-off projects. And, at 73, he is still out there.

post a comment

More from this section   From the Vaults articles index

Bike: Save My Life (1996)

Bike: Save My Life (1996)

Unless you actually know Andrew Brough, he is one of the great lost figures in recent New Zealand rock. One of the songwriters in Straitjacket Fits alongside Shayne Carter, he jumped/was pushed... > Read more

Bob Dylan: Things We Said Today (2014)

Bob Dylan: Things We Said Today (2014)

Given the breadth and depth of his catalogue – even if we remove maybe 60 percent of the sentimental journeyman tripe – Sir James Paul McCartney deserved a much more interesting and... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

ERIC CLAPTON; THE FIRST 25 YEARS CONSIDERED: The living link between hippie and yuppie

ERIC CLAPTON; THE FIRST 25 YEARS CONSIDERED: The living link between hippie and yuppie

It's hard to pinpoint exactly when Eric Clapton -- once called "God" by his devotees -- ceased to be relevant. Certainly he still plays to huge audiences and his guitar playing remains... > Read more

MUSICIANS' FEARS HEIGHTEN BECAUSE OF LOCKDOWN (2020): Experts warn worse to come

MUSICIANS' FEARS HEIGHTEN BECAUSE OF LOCKDOWN (2020): Experts warn worse to come

Authorities in the US confirmed yesterday that with the release of Taylor Swift's new album Fauxklore, the number of albums recorded in lockdown had reached 75,000 and rising. “However... > Read more