Song of the Day: “Say I Love You”


Once upon a time, during the days of vinyl, there was a type of record that revolved forty-five times a minute, and it was the medium of choice for singles. Digging through a dusty crate of 45s today often reveals a treasure trove of long-lost music. Take Chicago soul artist Chuck Rives, whose single “Say I Love You” still carries traces of vinyl’s characteristic snap-and-crackle sound. The bass groove and the eccentric background vocals make Rives a rare and catchy discovery.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte,, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →