Check out the fantastic original version of “Always Something There To Remind Me” by Lou Johnson, recorded in performance on an American TV show in the Sixties.
He also recorded the original versions of several other Bacharach and David songs that later proved to be bigger hits for other musicians. “Reach Out for Me”, “Message to Michael (Kentucky Bluebird)” (originally “A Message To Martha”), and “Always Something There to Remind Me” were all American hits, also produced by Bacharach and David, for Dionne Warwick. Several of his records reached the Cashbox R&B Top 20 including “Always” peaking at # 12 and “Reach Out” at # 15. In the UK, Johnson’s version of “A Message To Martha” was his biggest hit, reaching # 36 in late 1964.