Tuesday saw the release of the latest chapter of Together Wherever, the quarantine collaboration series from Lyle Divinsky. Chapter four saw the former Motet singer team up with noted singer-songwriter Cris Jacobs for a take on “I Can’t Win”.
Written by Clifton Knight, Dave Richardson, and Lester Johnson, the song was originally performed by The Invincibles and released as “Can’t Win” in 1966. The tune would achieve more mainstream popularity, however, when it was featured on Ry Cooder‘s 1979 album, Bop Till You Drop, and changed to “I Can’t Win”.
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Coming in behind previous Together Wherever installments that have included Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino; The Ghost of Paul Revere; and Sammi Garett, Shira Elias, and Kim Dawson, chapter four is so far the lowest profile. Here, we find the two talented vocalists crooning out in a familiar expression to quarantine-fatigued audiences: I can’t win. Even with the song’s inherent downtrodden nature, Divinsky and Jacobs’ angelic voices inspire hope for the future that salvation will manifest itself somewhere down that seemingly never-ending road.
Watch “bearded brothers” Lyle Divinsky and Cris Jacobs cover “I Can’t Win” for Together Wherever chapter four.
Lyle Divisnky, Cris Jacobs – “I Can’t Win” (The Invincibles)
[Video: Lyle Divinsky]