Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Get It While You Can

January 8, 2017

“Get It While You Can,” written by Mort Shuman and Jerry Ragovoy. Mr. Ragovoy plays it on piano for vocalist Howard Tate in 2003. Amazing.

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New Year’s Resolution

January 1, 2017

“New Year’s Resolution,” written by Randle Catron, Willa Dean “Deanie” Parker, and Mary Frierson; recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1968.

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Christmas Time

December 25, 2016

“Christmas Time Part 1,” written and performed by Jimmy McCracklin, recorded in 1961. Have yourself a bluesy little Christmas…

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 24, 2016

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 album (matching sweaters available; sorry, no yarmulkes ). The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .
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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Santa Claus, Go Straight to the Ghetto

December 20, 2016

“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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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.

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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.

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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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