The famous song “I’ve Got a Woman” was written by Ray Charles and his bandleader Renald Richard during a road trip in 1954. The two got their inspiration while listening to a gospel song on the radio called “It Must Be Jesus” by the Southern Tones. Charles’s song talks about having a woman how treats him right and gives him all the love needs. This song had become a hit in both the white and black communities and still has an impact on our world today.
In 2008, Kanye West did a spin-off of Charles’s song which was called “Gold Digger.” However, Kanye switched the lyrics from “She give me money when I’m in need” to “She take my money when I’m in need” changing the meaning completely to the original song. It is extremely interesting to see the evolution of how “Gold Digger” became a song. All of this started from getting inspiration from “It Must be Jesus” which led into “I’ve Got a Woman” which ended in “Gold Digger”.
Kelsey Fitzgerald was born and raised in Ocean Township, New Jersey. She is currently a junior at Rowan University and is looking to get her degree in Elementary Education. She gets her eclectic taste of music from her parents and has only built on it from there. She grew up listening to bands like The Doors, Pink Floyd, Fleetwood Mac, etc. All throughout the years, she has never forgotten about the bands that were such an important part of her life. As she grew older she got brought into the Electronic Dance Music scene. She began traveling to different music festivals across the country with her best friends. They would travel to see artists like Pretty Lights, Tipper, Space Jesus, etc. She believes music festivals are a great way to meet new like-minded people and to find new amazing artists.