Since I wrote about Incognito earlier this morning, I figured I would do a Jam It Or Slam It for a new song of theirs. I was hoping that they would play this at the show, but it didn’t make the set list. No matter. The song is a cover of a 1979 song by Ned Doheny called “To Prove My Love.”
Doheny didn’t get much fame from this song, but its influence and his can be found in some interesting places. The song is regarded highly in house music circles, and was an underground dance hit in England. Doheny also is a songwriter of note, having co-written “A Love Of Your Own” (which he performed first) for the Average White Band, as well as “What’cha Gonna Do For Me” which was performed by Chaka Khan. Both songs were written with Hamish Stuart, a member of the Average White Band. Early on, Doheny has worked with Don Henley and Glenn Frey of the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt and Jackson Browne, and was also in a trio with Cass Elliot and Dave Mason.
As for Incognito’s cover, I believe it can be found on a reissue of three of the group’s albums that contain some extra tracks. Unfortunately, I can’t find a YouTube video of the song, so I had to go to Spotify, which is the only place that I’ve found the song. It is part of an EP called Incognito Play Jazz Funk Classics. Hopefully you can hear it.
Because I love Incognito, I’m jamming this all the way! Your mileage of course may vary. Let your voice be heard, assuming you can hear this one.
UPDATE! A YouTube version of the track now exists! For those of you who couldn’t play the Spotify version, here ya go: