Tata Vega & Al Johnson
i’ve got my second wind
Tata Vega - (I've Got My) Second Wind
Al Johnson - (I've Got My) Second Wind
Sweet proper song - Tata Vega's LP only version of this song now on full 12" for the first time - her duet with soul singer George Curtis Cameron is a killer uptempo soul jam - causing great disco moments on modern dancefloors in 2022!
Lead singer Al Johnson and Tom Fauntleroy, two US soul & R&B greats originally wrote and released the song on Johnson’s first solo independent album “Peaceful” in 1978. They’d later go on to rerecord the track for Johnson’s follow up album on major label CBS “Back For More” which introduced the song to a wider audience and is the version featured here on this 12”
Tata Vega, an American singer from New York would go on to cover the track that same year. Starting her career in the 60s featuring in musicals and performing with various groups, she got signed to Motown by Berry Gordy on the spot who was in the audience at a concert one of Vega’s groups was performing at. Tata Vega’s version of “I’ve Got My Second Wind”, was originally released on her fourth solo album on Motown, “Givin’ All My Love”.