Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Take Me To the River

August 20, 2016

“Take Me To the River,” written by Al Green and Teenie Hodges, performed by Turkuaz at the Brooklyn Bowl in 2015.

Video by Human Being Media.

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Just a Little Bit

August 7, 2016

“Just a Little Bit,” written and recorded by Rosco Gordon in 1959. The song is now a Blues and R&B standard, and has been recorded by many artists (we like the version by Magic Sam).

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Summer

July 31, 2016

“Summer” by War, released as a single in 1976.

Ridin’ ’round town with all the windows down
Eight track playin’ all your fav’rite sounds
The rhythm of the bongos fill the park
The street musicians tryin’ to get a start

‘Cause it’s summer
Summer time is here

War website

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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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