LO'S PICK OF THE DAY - "Work to Do" by The Isley Brothers
Originally featured on Inside MusiCast as my Pick of The Day
I heard this on the radio today and knew that it had to be my Pick. Just hearing those lyrics; "I got work to do! Everybody's got work to do" made me think of those who are on the front lines while the rest of the world is on lockdown because of COVID-19.
I'm groovin' to the tune and then find myself tearing up at
"keep your love lights burning
And a little food hot in my plate
You might as well get used to
Me coming home a little late"
I realize the song was originally written with another topic in mind, but I couldn't help but think of all those who are overloaded, working overtime and missing their loved ones. This classic Soul tune has a completely meaning for me now.
Released in 1972, it has been covered by The Main Ingredient, The Average White Band, Vanessa Williams, Mayer Hawthorne and so many others. What I love about the original tho, is how organic it is, like all the way to the end, People!!! From the guitar, tambourine, and those drum rolls. And of course those tight vocals do it for me.
I know I am in agreement when I speak for all of us at Inside MusiCast in saying THANK YOU to all of those who are out there having to work. And thank you to those who have to stay home. I'm home as well as my husband and older daughter. But my younger daughters leave for work everyday and I pray constantly for their safety.
I'm sure this is a hardship for most of us but we will get through this - TOGETHER!
Now get up and groove to this beat.