Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Make It Good to Me

November 27, 2016

“Make It Good to Me,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2002.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

Sad News:

“Sharon Jones, Soul Singer With Dap-Kings, Dies at 60,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

“Soul singer Sharon Jones, whose work with the Dap Kings sparked a renaissance, has died,” Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

“Sharon Jones was magnetic on and off stage,” By Hardeep Phull, New York Post

“Sharon Jones: a soul survivor who helped rejuvenate a classic sound,” David Ma, The Guardian

“A Queen Among Kings,” Oliver Wang, NPR

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I Learned the Hard Way

November 19, 2016

“I Learned the Hard Way,” written by Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Sharon Jones in Paris, 2010. Wish I knew who the guitarist is.

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

Sad News:

“Sharon Jones, Soul Singer With Dap-Kings, Dies at 60,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

“Soul singer Sharon Jones, whose work with the Dap Kings sparked a renaissance, has died,” Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

“Sharon Jones was magnetic on and off stage,” By Hardeep Phull, New York Post

“Sharon Jones: a soul survivor who helped rejuvenate a classic sound,” David Ma, The Guardian

“A Queen Among Kings,” Oliver Wang, NPR

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True Love Don’t Grow on Trees

November 19, 2016

“True Love Don’t Grow on Trees,” written by Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall, sung by Helene Smith. Released in 1967 on Miami’s Deep City Records.

Related:

“Willie Clarke on the Rise of Deep City Records,” Jakob Katel, Miami New Times

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Got Nobody To Love

November 12, 2016

“Got Nobody To Love,” written by Henry Jones, sung by Terry Timmons. Originally recorded in 1951.

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So Sharp

November 6, 2016

“So Sharp,” written by Arlester Christian, recorded by him with his group Dyke and the Blazers in 1967.

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Tell Me, Tell Me

November 5, 2016

“Tell Me, Tell Me,” by Dolly Cooper, 1957.

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You Better Believe

October 30, 2016

“You’d Better Believe It,” written and performed by Paul Gayten (1956).

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Turn On Your Love Light

October 16, 2016

“Turn On Your Love Light,” written and arranged by trumpet-playing bandleader Joe Scott, recorded by Bobby “Blue” Bland in 1961. Backing musicians included Joe Scott and Melvin Jackson (trumpets), Pluma Davis (trombone), Johnny Board and Jimmy Beck (saxophones), Rayfield Davers (baritone saxophone), Teddy Reynolds (piano), Wayne Bennett (guitar), Hamp Simmons (bass), and John Starks (drums). A huge hit, the song quickly became an R&B standard.

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Thats Why I Cry

October 15, 2016

“That’s Why I Cry,” written by Chico De Jesus and Gladyces De Jesus, recorded by Varetta Dillard in 1957.

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You Got To Be a Man

October 9, 2016

“You Got To Be a Man,” written by Willie Hale (aka Little Beaver), recorded by Miami’s Helene Smith in 1969.

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