Sunday Side Up Weekly Special: "Tell It Like It Is" by Heart

John Lockwood
March 12, 2021

Aaron Neville's 1966 hit "Tell It Like It Is" was covered by Heart and appears on the Ann and Nancy Wilson- fronted band's 1980 album Greatest Hits/ Live. Neville's version made it to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, Heart's take on the song reached #7!

Fun Fact: "Tell It Like It Is" (and Even It Up", another Heart hit) have a horn section featuring Lenny Pickett, Greg Adams, Emilio Castillio, Steven Kupka and Mic Gillette... more famously known for their work in Tower of Power!

Fun Fact Again: Nancy Wilson appeared in Fast Times at Ridgemont High as "Beautiful Girl in Car."

One More for Fun (Fact): Nancy tells the story of when she gave Eddie Van Halen his first ever acoustic guitar... great story (Google it)!

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