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Evan Kirshenbaum filted:
The original was by Seattlite Merrilee Rush...for the past few ... nearly identical Spanish version to hers in the early 70s..r

Apparently Los Caminantes (misspelled on the page as "Los Caminates"). http://hometown.aol.com/dina1262/unangel.htm

I've run across theirs, but I'm sure the one I remember had a female vocalist...I've even begun wondering if Ms Rush herself recorded it in translation..r
Mickwick filted:
R F filted: Cocker, Clapton, Baldry, and early Kiki Dee?...r

Kiki Dee - I don't think so.

From allmusic.com:
Kiki Dee kicked around Britain as a white soul singer for the better part of the late '60s and early '70s — even becoming the first British Caucasian signed to Motown — before hooking up with Elton John, who signed her to his Rocket Records label and produced her first notable hit, "I've Got the Music in Me."

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Mickwick filted:

Kiki Dee - I don't think so.

From allmusic.com: Kiki Dee kicked around Britain as a white soul singer for the better part of the late '60s ... who signed her to his Rocket Records label and produced her first notable hit, "I've Got the Music in Me."

Yes, but, from what I remember, pre-Elton Kiki Dee was a strong-voiced, cover-the-octaves wibbler-and-woobler (might fit some current definitions of R'n'B) whereas my personal definition of R'n'B, which I acknowledge to be incomplete and uncertain (and getting less certain by the minute), is ...
Oh, I give up. It's too tricky. Pub Rock comes into it, I know that much. And I know '70s British R'n'B wasn't Soul. It was sort of soulful but not too soulful stomped and thrashed (but nonetheless understated) back-to-basics Blues-based Rock'n'Roll.

Or something.

Mickwick