Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

“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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Tell Me

February 11, 2017

“Tell Me,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), performed by the late Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2002.

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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 .
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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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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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