Under The Covers #32 - I Can't Tell You Why - Featuring Katia Floreska
Stepping away from the California/Country Rock style the Eagles were known for, the uncharacteristic I Can’t Tell You Why, written by Timothy Schmidt along with Henley and Frey was recorded in March of 1978, a good year and a half before being included on the final LP of their initial incarnation, The Long Run in late ’79. Don Henley described the song as “straight Al Green” adding that during the production of the track, he suggested that Schmidt look to Smoky Robinson for vocal inspiration. While the R&B style track was an impressive success, reaching # 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, it marked the last time that the Eagles would see a top 10 hit. Originally our idea for this edition was to join the songs I Cant Tell You Why with another evocative 70’s masterpiece, 10cc’s I’m Not In Love, but during the planning and production, ended up leaving the better part of it to the Eagles tune. Though, you can still hear a lot of the 10cc/I’m Not In Love inspiration in our rendition’s second half.
Our return guest vocalist, Katia Floreska, turns in an amazing vocal performance and in the process, truly makes the song her own. Her lead and background vocals are simply spot-on perfect. Katia is a New York based singer, musician, songwriter and voice-over artist who has collaborated with many notable artists through her ever expanding career such as Ronnie Spector, Roberta Flack and Valerie Simpson. You can see Katia performing regularly with NYC’s beloved institution, The Losers Lounge.
Also joining us on this edition, returning on bass guitar with a positively soulful performance, is Jesse Krakow. Jesse has worked with such notables as Bootsy Collins, Jello Biafra, Kate Pierson and Nona Hendrix among many others. Check out Jesse’s marvelous podcast F*** This Gig () on Apple Music, Spotify, Google Podcasts and others.
Under The Covers’ veteran, Pat Wolf, is back and laying down a superb R&B beat for this edition of UTC. Pat is involved in a new project that he’ll announce shortly on his FB page - see link below.
More info on Katia Floreska: http://www.katiafloreska.com
More info on Jesse Krakow: F This Gig https://jessekrakow.bandcamp.com
More info on Pat Wolf: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.wolf.125
Stepping away from the California/Country Rock musical style the Eagles were known for, the uncharacteristic I Can’t Tell You Why, written by Timothy Schmidt...