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21 July 2023
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‘She’s My Baby’ is the third song on Wings’ fifth studio album Wings At The Speed Of Sound. See more…

The song was written in the early 1970s by Paul McCartney for his first wife Linda.

The song is essentially a series of little enigmatic statements, snatches from a diary that seemed to sum up our relationship at that time.

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22 July 2023
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Love this song. The bassline outlines the progression so well, its some of the funkiest pop every made. The guitar fill over the major 7 chord after “she’s a woman” absolutely rules, and the way the vocal part builds near the end of the song is so classic Paul. Has been one of my favorites ever since I heard it. 

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22 July 2023
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sir walter raleigh said
Love this song. The bassline outlines the progression so well, its some of the funkiest pop every made. The guitar fill over the major 7 chord after “she’s a woman” absolutely rules, and the way the vocal part builds near the end of the song is so classic Paul. Has been one of my favorites ever since I heard it. 

  

Never heard this before.  It’s one of the ‘inspired’ songs, I can immediately tell.  I agree with walter’s comments + I’d add Paul does some nifty Fender Rhodes chording and bass key work. Apparently he discovered how you can get a cool sound by using deep keys and he exploited that well (e.g., Magneto and Titanium Man). Seems he was in a phase of using Fender Rhodes during the 70s & maybe a little in the 80s but as far as I know didn’t pursue it in later decades.

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This whole album is just so solid and sounds so good. This is such an off-the-cuff song, it sounds like an inane ditty at first, but it’s so effortless and sweet and silly and CATCHY as hell… not to mention perfectly produced. Sir Walt is right, that guitar fill is king, and the bass… well, it’s that Macca Magic(TM) at work yet again mccartney-shrug_01_gif

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24 July 2023
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I often prefer Paul’s inane ditties to his more serious attempts.

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I lived in real time the Age of Disappointment, though I can’t pinpoint exactly when it transpired.  The Disappointment was that in my eyes (& ears), McCartney had lost his magic mojo — effectively from the point of Venus And Mars forward.  From McCartney to Ram to Wild Life to Red Rose Speedway to Band On The Run , I was totally on board.  After that last one, I couldn’t wait for the next one.  When my friend bought Venus And Mars first, I went over to his place to listen, and I felt disappointed.  Part of the problem is that I initially (for some crazy reason) didn’t care for the title track + Rock Show.  That was the one error I’d made.  Other than that, I only liked Magneto and Titanium Man and Listen to What the Man Said — the latter of which I loved as truly inspired and pitch perfect.  But to me, two strong songs do not a good album make, so I never bought the album.  Then along came Speed of Sound — same problem.  I only liked two songs — Silly Love Songs, and especially Let ‘Em In (which I consider on a par with Listen to What the Man Said). But again: two songs does not an album make.  By now I thought, is this a trend? Is McCartney finally losing his moxie? 

By the time London Town came out, I had almost lost hope. As with the last two, I didn’t buy it, but listened to the whole thing just to make sure, and this time it was even worse: I only liked one song, With a Little Luck (I didn’t know until years later about a “bonus” track Girls School, which at least would have made two I liked).

So at that point, late 70s, I was officially done with McCartney, and his subsequent albums only confirmed my dismay — his second solo effort, McCartney II , only had two songs I liked, Temporary Secretary and Coming Up .  From then on, through the 80s, 90s, 2000s, I didn’t even bother and only accidentally bumped into songs that I’d say, “well that’s pretty good” (Take It Away, Ballroom Dancing) — and the odd single (Junior’s Farm) — and later the truly inspired Dance Tonight (an exception that proved the rule) and the not bad That Was Me — but not enough to energize me to rekindle my fanship.

It’s only been through Beatles Bible where occasionally people post one of the many McCartney songs I never got around to where I listen and think, “hm, not bad” but not powerful enough, not with the McCartney magic of yore — to change my mind.  So far, only one song discovered this way (just a few days ago, in fact) really remarkably impressed me — I’m Carrying.

But of course Paul will always remain in my heart as one of my favorite musicians of all time — certainly the best singer, possibly best songwriter, and in my top 5 best bassists.

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