Posts Tagged ‘R&B’

Come Over Here

September 25, 2021

“Come Over Here,” written by James Brown, recorded by James Brown and the Famous Flames, released 1962.

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New Years Resolution

January 1, 2021

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2020

“What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?”was written in 1947 by Frank Loesser, and became a hit R&B record for The Orioles two years later.

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 28, 2020

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects

December 24, 2020

“Ain’t No Chimneys In The Projects,” written by Sharon Jones and Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, released as the Daptone Records 2009 Christmas 45 (DAP-1048). The video was animated and directed by Ryan Louie.

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Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto

December 24, 2020

“Santa Claus, Go Straight To The Ghetto,” written by Alfred Ellis, Hank Ballard, and James Brown. Performed by Mr. Brown and his ensemble.

Official NORAD Santa Tracker

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I Want to Come Home for Christmas

December 18, 2020

“I Want to Come Home for Christmas,” written by Forrest Hairston and Marvin Gaye, recorded and produced by Mr. Gaye in 1972. While there were other R&B Christmas songs about the Vietnam conflict, this may be the only one written from the POW point-of -view. The recording was not released until after Marvin Gaye’s death.

2020 note: Stay the hell home this Christmas. COVID-19 is not an appropriate yuletide gift.

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New Years Resolution

January 1, 2020

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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Xmas Done Got Funky

December 26, 2019

“Xmas Done Got Funky,” by Jimmy Jules (Charley C. Julien) & Nuclear Soul System, with Jackie Spencer.

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Sweet Little Baby Boy

December 25, 2019

“Sweet Little Baby Boy,” written by James Brown and Nat Jones, recorded by James Brown & the Famous Flames, 1966. Angela Strehli recorded a nice version in 1983.

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