Posts Tagged ‘Memphis Soul’

I’ll Run Your Hurt Away

February 16, 2020

“I’ll Run Your Hurt Away,” written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Ruby Johnson, 1966. What an astounding vocalist.

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If I Ever Needed Love

February 8, 2020

“If I Ever Needed Love (I Sure Do Need It Now),” written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, recorded by Ruby Johnson, 1967.

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Need Your Love So Bad

February 1, 2020

“Need Your Love So Bad,” written by Little Willie John and Mertis John, recorded by Ruby Johnson in the late Sixties but unreleased until 1993. Steve Cropper (guitar), Isaac Hayes (piano, organ), Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass), Al Jackson Jr. (drums), The Mar-Keys (horn section).
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New Years Resolution

January 1, 2020

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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Wrap It Up

March 17, 2018

“Wrap It Up,” written by Dave Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Sam & Dave (Dave Prater and Samuel David Moore), 1967.

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New Years Resolution

December 31, 2017

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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I’ve Got Dreams To Remember

July 9, 2016

“I’ve Got Dreams to Remember,” Written by Zelma Redding, Otis Redding, and Joe Rock, recorded by Mr. Redding in 1968.

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Each Step I Take

June 26, 2016

“Each Step I Take,” written by Steve Cropper and Willa Dean “Deanie” Parker, recorded by Ms. Parker in 1963.

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Who Will It Be Tomorrow

May 29, 2016

“Who Will It Be Tomorrow,” written by Marvell Thomas, Steve Cropper, and William Bell, and sung by Mr. Bell in 1964.

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Pain In My Heart

May 7, 2016

“Pain In My Heart,”  written by “Naomi Neville” (Allen Toussaint), performed by Otis Redding in 1963.

Otis Redding (vocal), Steve Cropper (guitar), Donald ‘Duck’ Dunn (bass), Al Jackson (drums), Andrew Love (tenor sax), Wayne Jackson (trumpet).

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