Here's a belated--and smoking--Hal David shout-out.
I love the back-up singers' woh-WOH! at the start of the song, adding to that slow burn. This is really masterfully orchestrated--and no wonder, it being a Bacharach. The overture for the album, really.
It's a track heavily favored by modern hip-hop and rap. Biggie to Bushwick Bill.
I favor this one, though (you'll want to click through to this. Damn, son).
This song spun on Dad's turntable; he had a copy of Hot Buttered Soul that I think I have. Gotta do a cabinet check on that one.
Gotta stop talking about it every two months and get the flipping turntable up in here!