Many people don’t know Chuck Brown recorded a jazz album, The Other Side. It’s a sweet little gem. It was a project he did in collaboration with the late Eva Cassidy in the 1990s, and it departed greatly from his well-known go-go brand.
With many old famililar songs such as, You Don’t Know Me, Over the Rainbow, and God Bless The Child, it’s a CD that is sure to appeal to many lovers of this genre, young and old. It’s clearly Cassidy’s, one of her several great productions, but The Other Side included Brown on a few tracks. Incidentally, I acquired it when it first came out as one of the CDs I got for a penny when I signed up for Columbia House. Do you remember those days? I still have more than 200 CDs. I hold onto them thinking they might one day be valuable to collectors.
Anyhow, I digress. My favorite song on the CD is I Could Have Told You So. It was recorded by many artists through the years, including Frank Sinatra, Dinah Washington, Arthur Prysock, and lots of others. But this rendition by Brown and Cassidy is by far the best, in my humble opinion. I think you’ll agree with me, taking nothing away from the other versions. This one is top notch. In addition, you should download the album for your listening pleasure. It’s filled with many greats. meanwhile, here it is: