I couldn’t tell you exactly what it is that makes this song what it is, but I’d wager to say it’s a combination of the slight quiver in Williams’ voice, those perfectly arranged ‘doo doo doos’ and the backup singers’ “I Love You’s” all driven forth by propulsive piano, drums and a string section. If you only know Jerry Williams under his funked up Swamp Dogg guise, dig a little deeper (and farther back) starting with the track below.

MP3: Jerry Williams :: If You Ask Me

One Response to “Jerry Williams :: If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)”

  1. […] and ‘71 by Canyon Records, and Elektra, respectively, the records exhibit the organic change from “Little” Jerry Williams – who’d recorded R&B platters and worked for a short stint as a staff producer at Atlantic […]

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