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Thelma Houston – Don’t Leave Me This Way [02m31s]

You’ve got to hand it to the people responsible for this masterpiece. This is either the work of a true genius or the by-product of a home video recorded by a lazy cheapskate bastard. Or both, perhaps.

This great song previously recorded by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes [03m57s] is introduced by a seizure-inducing interjection karaoke. A close up of Thelma Houston lip-synching to the song follows, and it’s not until the next shot that the field of vision widens and the spectator sees that Ms. Houston is acting on some sort of record store. And that’s it. Permutations with slight variations of all (*cough* *cough*) cited elements ensue to generate the final result. Talk about production values.

You might prefer The Communards’ cover [04m35s] or the 1995 uhn tiss version [03m20s], but this video is still amazing. So enjoy!

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