Charles & Eddie: Duophonic


Charles & Eddie formaron un dúo vocal estadounidense tras conocerse en el metro de Nueva York. Charles Pettigrew sujetaba una copia de un disco de Marvin Gaye, lo que no pasó inadvertido para Eddie Chacon, siendo el detonante que hizo converger sus vidas musicales. El fruto fue un álbum llamado Duophonic, donde bebían del soul de los años sesenta, pero adaptándolo a un público más pop, con el sonido en vigor por aquellos años noventa. Su primer single, "Would I Lie To You?", no paró de sonar en todas la emisoras de radio, convertiéndose en un hit mundial.

Pero el álbum contaba con muchos más temas que lograban engancharte por su melodía y sus compactadas voces; "Shine", "Where Do We From Here?", "Be A Little Easy On Me", o "Hurt No More" no son un soul o Rnb clásico y puro, pero si una muestra de un smooth pop-soul para todos los públicos, con evidente influencia y amor por los clásicos del soul como Al Green o Marvin Gaye, acercándose más a artistas actuales que también han sido influenciado por esos clásicos como Simply Red o Terence Trent d'Arby. Fue un éxito efímero ya que poco después se separaron, desapareciendo la posibilidad de juntarse de nuevo tras la muerte -como consecuencia de un cáncer- de Charles Pettigrew. El recuerdo de su música con dos de los temas de ese álbum debut que tan buen sabor de boca me dejó por aquel entonces.



Where Do We From Here? 
Been around here long enough to know
That this love is not forever
Just too hard to let it go
We both know that we're supposed to walk away
But we never do

Where do we go from here
That's all I need to know

Started out at first just wanting to be friends
But the friendship kept on going
Til we wound up in my bed
Now we're hurting just to get back where we were
Will we ever
I don't know

Where do we go from here

Seems the more we give
The more we die
Inside
Guess eventually
We'll just give up trying
Give up trying baby
'Cause we know we don't share the same dreams
Be A Little Easy On Me
Now you may look at me and you may think I'm strong,

but I'm not that strong 'cause deep inside I'm not so tough

when it comes to love.



I know how it feels to cry and it took so long for the tears to dry.

Handle me with tenderness. Come on, handle me with tenderness,

oh, baby, please.



Oh, baby, (Be a little easy,) come on now, (be a little easy on me.)

you know it's easy to break my heart. (Be a little easy,)

Come on now, (be a little easy on me.) it don't take much for

the tears to start. Oh, baby, be be a little easy, hey mmm.



You know a heart sometimes can be a fragile thing (such a fragile

thing, ha ha ha ha), so, baby, handle mine with care (ha ha ha ha).

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN THERE. I know, I know (yes, I know) how

hurt can feel and I still need time for the heart to heal.

I need a little tenderness. I just need a little tenderness.



OH, BABY, BE, hey, baby (be a little easy, be a little easy on me).

You know it's easy to break my heart. (Be a little easy,) Come on,

(be a little easy on me.) it don't take much for the tears to start.

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Oh, baby, be be a little easy,



on this heart of mine (pa paa paa) 'cause it's been broken thousand

times (pa paa paa). IF YOU TAKE IT, TAKE IT, TAKE IT, DON'T BREAK IT,

BABY, DON'T BREAK IT. Be a little easy, hiii uuuh haaa.



Come on now. Oh, baby, be be a little easy.



Come on, come on, come on now, easy on me, easy on me,

easy on me. You know it's easy to break my heart, easy on me,

easy on me, easy on me, easy on me. Don't take much for the

tears to start. Oh, baby, be (yeah), come on and be a little easy,

hey hii hii.



(Be a little easy,) Come on now, (be a little easy on me.)

you know it's easy to break my heart, come on, come on now.

Easy on me, easy on me, (be a little easy on me.) ehhee,

don't take much for the tears to start. Oh, baby, (Be a little easy,

be a little easy on me.) be a little easy. You know it's easy to

break my heart, (Be a little easy,) hey. (be a little easy on me.)

Don't take much for the tears to start.

1 comentario:

  1. Gran dúo, lástima que Charles haya fallecido.

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