Joining with River for Musical Monday.
I just heard a little of this on the radio. I suppose I must have heard it before as it sounded familiar. I quite liked it and noted the name of the singer when it was back announced. His name is Tanita Tikram. That sounded a bit of a girlie name for a bloke, but no mistaking the voice, it is a bloke, so I thought.
Go to You Tube to have a listen. A still on the clip with a female picture. Some googling is required. Oh, it is a woman. Tikram is a British performer who was born in Munster, Germany. I am hopeless. The song was released in 1988 and I've just noticed it. Wikipedia says she has a husky voice, I'll vouch for that, and her lyrics are poetic and somewhat obscure.
Tanita Tikram with Twist in my Sobriety.
Later edit: It will probably only Australians will know of the entertainer Kamahl, but as per a comment by James, Tanita is Kamahl's niece.