Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

It Sounds Like My Baby

May 1, 2016

“It Sounds Like My Baby,” written by Tony May and recorded by Bessie Banks in 1963. The background singers are  Dee Dee Warwick, Cissy Houston and Doris Troy. This is the B Side of “Go Now.”

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When Something Is Wrong with My Baby

April 30, 2016

“When Something Is Wrong with My Baby,” written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Sam & Dave (Samuel David Moore and David Prater) in 1967.

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Mustang Sally

April 30, 2016

“Mustang Sally,” written and performed by Mack Rice (Bonny Mack Rice) in 1965. It was a bigger hit the following year for his former bandmate Wilson Pickett, and it’s still a Rock & Roll standard.

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Love Sickness

April 23, 2016

“Love Sickness,” written and performed by Mack Rice (“Sir Mack” Rice, Bonny Mack Rice) in 1967.

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Tell Him

April 17, 2016

“Tell Him,” written by Carlton Black, performed by Patti Drew. That’s Mr. Black pretending he can sing bass between her phrases. Nice production, otherwise.

More:

“Patti Drew,” Ed Hogan, AllMusic.com

“Now. . .’Everybody Knows’ Patto Drew … in ‘The Butler,'” Dino Robinson, Shortfront Journal

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Piece of My Heart

April 16, 2016

“Piece of My Heart,” written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns, originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967. Big Brother and the Holding Company had bigger hit with the song the following year, but Ms. Franklin (like her younger sister Aretha) sings with better phrasing and dynamics.

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No Tears

April 16, 2016

“No Tears,” by the Tonettes. Recorded for Volt in 1962. Several members also recorded as the Dixie Belles and the Charmels. Not to be confused with the Jamaican Ska group of the same name.

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I Got to Be Myself

April 10, 2016

“I Got to Be Myself,” written by Marshall Jones and Carl Smith, performed by the Staples Singers.

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Motor Head Baby

April 9, 2016

“Motor Head Baby,” written by John Watson and Mario Delagarde, recorded in 1953 by “Young John Watson,” later known as “Johnny Guitar Watson.”

“I said motor, motorhead baby
She wanna ride all night long
If you don’t have transportation
Yeah, she treats you wrong.”

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Love Makes It Right

April 3, 2016

“Love Makes It Right,” written by Homer Banks and Carl Hampton, performed by the Soul Children in 1974. A tune in praise of adultery, with wah-wah guitar.

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