Nicky A. Woolfman
Original Artist: Phil Spector
Release Date: May 7th, 2015
In this instalment of Live at the Gaslight, Nicky A. Woolfman delivers a stellar cover of Phil Spector's “Spanish Harlem” (1960). The song was first made popular by Ben E. King in 1961, but Spector's original version is still the standout.
Woolfman does a fine job here of voicing the song on his own terms, while also remaining fairly faithful to the original.
Just a reminder: if you're a band/artist/legend that would like to get a song up on this page and then bask in the mountain of free publicity that comes with it, all you have to do is record a tune and email it to [email protected]. If it's up to our lofty standards we'll post away and then proceed to support you 'til the bitter end.
Other versions of this track
Not much is known about Nicky A. Woolfman. In fact, nothing is known about him/her at all so far as we can tell. And it’d be fair to say that s/he hasn’t exactly been forthcoming with details during our recent correspondence--Woolfman refused to confirm a gender; s/he wouldn’t tell us where s/he lives, only that “we spent some time in Bayou country a little while back”. No other music by Nicky A. Woolfman exists on the internet either, though s/he insists that “we have been recording little songs since we was teeny tiny.”
It’s all cool, though. Nicky has recorded one hell of a cover for us, and we’re thankful to him/her for doing so. Thanks Nicky. Moreover, we’re proud as punch to exclusively post an original song by Nicky A. Woolfman for y’all to wrap your ears around. As I mentioned, we haven't found any other material by Woolfman after much time spent scouring the net, so we're pretty sure that these two songs signify his/her introduction to the world.
"There's No Knowing You (1953)", written by Nicky A. Woolfman, is a very-lo-fi ballad from the mind of an outsider. If our recent email chain is anything to go by, there certainly seems to be no getting to know Woolfman; but let's just hope there'll be plenty more opportunities to get to know his music.