Maxine Brown – I Don’t Need Anything

by Simon

The fantastic Maxine Brown, probably best known for Oh No, Not My Baby.  She sparkles on this typical mid 60s ballad, which does that tough with tears streaming thing that a Dionne or Dusty were doing.  Lovely moody verses and a BIG chorus, but gently dramatic; there’s no need for shouting when you sound as steely as Maxine.  Its warm, but you wouldn’t mess with her.