Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

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.

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Stax Museum website

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

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2017

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 27, 2017

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto

December 23, 2017

“Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto,” written by Alfred Ellis, Hank Ballard, and James Brown. Performed by Mr. Brown and his ensemble.

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Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects

December 21, 2017

“Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects,” written by Sharon Jones and Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released as the Daptone Records 2009 Christmas 45 (DAP-1048). The video was animated and directed by Ryan Louie.

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 12, 2017

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party. The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .

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“Sunshine (You’re Blowin’ My Cool)”

April 15, 2017

“Sunshine (You’re Blowin’ My Cool),” written by Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Saun & Starr.

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I Wish I Were That Girl

April 8, 2017

“I Wish I Were That Girl,” written and recorded by Wendy Renee (Mary Frierson) in 1965.

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Bobby Bland Tribute

April 2, 2017

A medley of songs made famous by Bobby Bland, performed  by the California Honeydrops at High Sierra 2013, recorded by Jam in the Van.

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Mama Don’t Like My Man

March 26, 2017

“Mama Don’t Like My Man,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), recorded by the late Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2010.

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