Posts Tagged ‘Blues’

Please Send Me Someone to Love

February 11, 2018

“Please Send Me Someone to Love” written by Percy Mayfield, performed by Thornetta Davis.

Thornetta Davis website

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Sugar Coated Love

January 13, 2018

“Sugar Coated Love,” credited to record producer J.D. Miller, recorded by Lazy Lester (Leslie Carswell Johnson) in 1958.

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Calcutta Blues

November 25, 2017

Champion Jack Dupree & His Group perform “Calcutta Blues” on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club,”1969.

“I got a sweet little baby, sweeter than apple butter.
Yeah, I got a sweet little baby, sweeter than apple butter.
Yeah, she’s long, lean and lanky, she just dropped in from Calcutta.”

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You Could Have Had Me Baby

May 21, 2017

“You Could Have Had Me Baby,” written by Leonard Feather, sung by Esther Phillips, 1973. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis.

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I Want To Spend Christmas With You

December 22, 2016

“I Want To Spend Christmas With You.” written and performed by Lowell Fulson, 1950.

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Christmas Tears

December 15, 2016

“Christmas Tears,” credited to Zella Bridge, S. Thompson, and R.C. Wilson, performed by Eric Clapton at a Washington DC benefit for the Special Olympics in 1998. The song was originally recorded by Freddie King in 1961.

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Christmas Time Blues

December 13, 2016

“Christmas Time Blues,” written and performed by Roy Milton with his band, the Solid Senders in 1950.

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Mose Allison, 1927–2016

November 18, 2016

Pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison died at his home in Hilton Head, SC on Tuesday at the age of 89.

“I can’t believe the things I’m seeing
I wonder ’bout some things I’ve heard
Everybody’s Crying Mercy
When they don’t know the meaning of the word

A bad enough situation
It’s sure enough getting worse
Everybody’s Crying Justice
Just as long as it’s business first”

— “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy,” 1968

More: 

“Mose Allison, pianist, singer and ‘William Faulkner of jazz,’ dies at 89,” Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

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Why Don’t You Do Right

October 9, 2016

“Why Don’t You Do Right,” written by “Kansas Joe” McCoy, performed by Karen Souza. Lil Green recorded the tune in 1941, but Peggy Lee’s 1942 rendition was a million-selling hit.

Karen Souza website

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Hi-Heel Sneakers

September 10, 2016

“Hi-Heel Sneakers,” written and performed by Tommy Tucker (Robert Higginbotham). Recorded in 1963 by producer Herb Abramson. Over 1,000 versions of the song have been recorded since the original was released.

Tangentially related:

“Introducing The World’s First Sneaker Design Academy,” Elizabeth Segran, Fast Company

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