Love Makin’ Love To You

“Love Makin’ Love To You” is another Evie Sands song. Obviously Karen had a liking for Evie. Evie co-wrote this song for her 1974 album “Estate of Mind” with Ben Weissman and Richard Germinaro. The song is originally titled “I Love Making Love To You,” Karen changed the title slightly. Evie released the song as a single in 1975 and resched #50 on the US Billboard Top 200 singles chart. Evie’s version is a slower (somewhat) funk and blues sound with a muttled vocal and musical arrangement. It sounds more like a demo than a finished recording. Karen took the song and changed the tempo a bit and added more instruments for a fuller sound including some high stepping horns really giving the song a dark and sultry New York City sound.

Evie Sands had been part of the A&M Records roster from 1968 through 1970. She recorded two singles for the label in 1969 and then recorded her one A&M album “Anyway That You Want Me” at the same time as Carpenters were recording their “Close To You” album. Evie and Karen had many opportunities to meet each other. Karen became a big fan of Evie’s music and sound at this time.

Lyrics
Love Makin’ Love To You

Feel so fine every time
Oh I love makin’ love to you
Anywhere, I don’t care
Oh I love makin’ love to you

Oh the fire in your eyes
Makes my loving temperature rise
Honey sweet ecstasy
Oh I love what your doin’ to me

Give me more like before
Oh I love makin’ love to you
Makes me feel life is real
Oh I love making love to you

When your heart touches mine
Starts to feel like a natural rhyme
Such a sweet melody
Oh I love when you sing it to me

Cause there’s no lightening and thunder
Any seventh wonder
Mightier than what you’ve got
Keep it up forever
No-one does it better
Baby get it while it’s hot

Oh, I think I’m in love, gonna lose control
Oh I want you to fill me with your soul

When your heart touches mine
Starts to feel like a natural rhyme
Such a sweet melody
Oh I love when you sing it to me

Cause there’s no lightening and thunder
Any seventh wonder
Mightier than what you’ve got
Try you keep it up forever
No-one does it better
Baby get it while it’s hot

Lyrics written by Evie Sands

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