Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Please Please Please

July 23, 2016

“Please Please Please,” written by James Brown and Johnny Terry, performed by Mr. Brown and The Famous Flames at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for the  Teenage Awards Music International (TAMI) Show in 1964. His 1956 recording of the song was an R&B hit, and it became the closing number at all his concerts, complete with cape.

More:

“Mr. Brown,” Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker

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Love Don’t Love Nobody

July 23, 2016

“Love Don’t Love Nobody,” written by Roy Brown, recorded by Roy Brown and His Mighty-Mighty Men in 1950. Not to be confused with the tune of the same name by the Spinners.

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Each Step I Take

June 26, 2016

“Each Step I Take,” written by Steve Cropper and Willa Dean “Deanie” Parker, recorded by Ms. Parker in 1963.

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You Won’t Do Right

June 18, 2016

“You Won’t Do Right,” written by Bobby Marchan and Steve Cropper, sung by Mr. Marchan.

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Too Many Men

June 12, 2016

“Too Many Men,” recorded in 1953 by Ruth Brown with Taft Jordan (trumpet), Sam Taylor (tenor sax), Ernest “Pinky” Williams (baritone sax), Hank Jones (piano), Mickey Baker (guitar), Lloyd Trotman (bass), and Connie Kay (drums).

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What A Man

June 11, 2016

“What A Man,” written by Dave Crawford, performed by Linda Lyndell (Linda Rowland) in 1968. Another version was recorded in 1993 by En Vogue, with rapping by Salt-n-Pepa.

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Nothing Takes The Place Of You

May 29, 2016

” Nothing Takes The Place Of You,” written by Toussaint McCall, performed by Timi Yuro in 1979.

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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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