Jeannie Seely's New Success With An Old Song

Jeannie Seely's New Success With An Old Song

March 15, 2017

Grand Ole Opry star Jeannie Seely has been part of the country music scene for decades -- but one of her biggest (and earliest) songwriting hits is winning her new fans thanks to a hit series on Netflix.

"Black Mirror" is a sci-fi anthology show which originally aired in the U.K.  And while each episode tells a different story, with a different cast, a certain song appears in various forms.  That song is, "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is."

Seeley discussed the song with Gary James of ClassicBands.com.

"At the Imperial office I had this idea for a song, so I stayed after work to use the piano and was working on it. At the same time Eddie Ray, who was a producer there, had stayed late working on something. He heard me writing this song and he liked what he heard. The next morning at the A&R meeting they were looking for material for Irma Thomas, who was an R&B legend from New Orleans. He called me to come into the meeting and sing it for him. Irma liked the song, so they recorded it.

"It was the first song I ever had recorded, which is kind of funny because here I am a little Country singer/songwriter and my first recording is done by an R&B legend. That was 1963."

Check out the different versions of the song - including Seely's performance.

Irma Thomas - "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is"?

Jeannie Seely - "Anyone Who Knows What Love Is"

Clip from "Black Mirror" performed by Jessica Brown-Findlay

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