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BeatTips MusicStudy: Charles Mann – “Say You Love Me Too”

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Little Known Soul Singer Still Has Much To Show

By AMIR ALI SAID

The other night, right before I went to sleep, my father (Sa’id) started playing a series of soul songs. One song that stuck with me—that I wrote on my yellow pad—was Charles Mann’s “Say You Love Me Too.” The song starts off with three organ hits, and the background singers come in with the chorus. Behind them is a slow bass guitar riff, which is backed up by violin phrases, piano, and of course, drums. After the snare hits, Charles Mann begins to sing.

Listening to a little known artist like Charles Mann, I can’t help but wonder how many other great soul artists there are who never hit it big. I’m surprised that Charles Mann didn’t go on to have a bigger career. Listening to this song, you can easily see him rivaling other soul vocalists of his time.

The music and video below is presented here for the purpose of scholarship.

Charles Mann – “Say You Love Me Too”

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Amir Said (aka Sa’id) is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of BeatTips. A writer, publisher, and beatmaker/rapper from New York, Said is the author of a number of books, including ‘The BeatTips Manual,’ ‘The Art of Sampling,’ ‘Ghetto Brother,’ and ‘The Truth About New York.’ He is also a recording artist with a number of music projects, including his latest album 'The Best of Times.' Follow him on Twitter at: @amirsaid and @BeatTipsManual

  • I feel the same. This is a wonderful song. Sad thing I can’t even find him on wiki and get some more info about this great artist.