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Friday Fun Song: Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Aretha Franklin

There have been so many TV shows out on DVD, and we were always disappointed that Ally McBeal wasn't one of them - particularly now that our older two children are old enough to watch them.  Because of royalty issues with all the music in Ally McBeal, it was difficult to release the episodes on DVD. 

They finally came out on DVD last year.  We recently started out with the best season, the fourth, which is the one with Robert Downey Jr.  I'm enjoying the show just as much now as when we saw it the first time.

Let Me in Your Life One of the recent episodes had Ally's roommate Renée (played by Lisa Nicole Carson) dating and singing a duet with Jackson (Taye Diggs), one of the other lawyers in Ally's firm (unfortunately, I can't find a photo or a video).

They sang Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do).  I haven't heard that in a very long time, but it was one of my favorites when it was out.   Originally written by Stevie Wonder, Morris Broadnax, and Clarence Paul in the late 1960's, this song was a hit for Aretha Franklin in 1973 (from her album, Let Me in Your Life).   I like this quote from D.V. Lindner's Amazon review of the album:

...What we didn't know was, "Until You Come Back To Me," would be the last Franklin single to climb into the Pop Top 10 until "Freeway Of Love" in 1985. One reason why was because our attention from the mid-70s to 1980 was turned to another kind of music, and let's all thank God here that Aretha seemed to instinctively know that disco was beneath her, and she never sank to it. She would forgive us and take us back in the 80s when we regained our senses...



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