Adeli’s Music Blog

Simply Red

Posted in music by adeli on June 8, 2008

Mick Hucknall, better known as Simply Red was born on this day in 1960, in Manchester, England.

Many think of the 80s hits like Holding Back The Years and the remake of Harold Melvin’s classic If You Don’t Know Me By Now as Simply Red’s only contribution to music, however Mick has consistently been working on music. For those of us who have kept track, there’s a whole lot more blue-eyed soul from the talented redhead than that early material.

Mick mixed his lyrics and music with Hall & Oates classic “I Can’t Go For That” and came up with the addictive Sunrise. This song appeared on 2003’s fantastic album Home, along with a cover of You Make Me Feel Brand New. Last year’s Stay is also a recommended album.

Here are some of my other favorites from Simply Red:

Money’s Too Tight To Mention

Something Got Me Started


The Air That I Breathe


So Not Over You

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  1. dkpresents said, on July 8, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Hucknall is also a co-founder of the excellent reggae label Blood & Fire – his greatest musical achievement as far as this listener is concerned…

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