Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Got You On My Mind

May 28, 2016

“Got You On My Mind,” written by Howard Biggs and Joe Thomas, recorded by Varetta Dillard, with King Curtis (tenor sax), Haywood Henry (baritone sax), George Berg (bass sax), George Rhodes (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar), Lloyd Trotman (bass) Panama Francis (drums) and the Four Students (backing vocals). Leroy Kirkland was the arranger.
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Big Wheel

May 21, 2016

“Big Wheel” by  Saun & Starr, Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan-Lowe, longtime backing singers for Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Video directed by Wayne Gordon and edited by Blake Hamilton.

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Misty Blue

May 8, 2016

“Misty Blue,” written by Bob Montgomery in 1966, and originally recorded by country singer Wilma Burgess. Recorded by Dorothy Moore in 1976, it became a big R&B hit.

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Subway Blues

May 7, 2016

 

“Subway Blues,” written and performed by Mabel Scott in 1950.

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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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