Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

Sick And Tired

January 28, 2018

“Sick And Tired,” written by Sonny Thompson, sung by Lula Reed, 1954.

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Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools

January 20, 2018

“Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools,” written by Gene Barge, recorded by Sugar Pie DeSanto in 1965.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017

“Alone On New Year’s Eve,” written by Winfred “Blue” Lovett, recorded him with his group, The Manhattans, in 1966. Get out your hankies.

Related:

“I promise: no one dies alone because they didn’t get a kiss on New Year’s Eve,” Jen Doll, The Guardian

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 30, 2017

“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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Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut

December 2, 2017

“Pick It Up, Lay It In The Cut,” written by Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), recorded by Sharon Jones And The Dap Kings, 2002.

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Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino Jr., 1928 – 2017

October 25, 2017

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., the singer, pianist and songwriter who was New Orleans’ ambassador to Rock n’ Roll, died on Tuesday at the age of 89. He brought a boogie-woogie, R&B sensibility to the world of teen tunes.

More:

“Fats Domino, boogie-woogie pianist who helped launch rock-and-roll, dies at 89,” Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“Fats Domino, piano-playing prodigy and rock and roll legend, dies at 89” John Pope, Times-Picayune

“Fats Domino, Architect Of Rock And Roll, Dead At 89,” Gwen Thompkins, NPR

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Big Time Operator

September 30, 2017

“Big Time Operator,” performed by the UK’s John Smith And The New Sound on Radio Bremen TV’s “Beat Club” in 1966.

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Act Right

September 24, 2017

“Act Right,” a musical admonition by Wynona Carr.

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Oh What a Price

September 16, 2017

“Oh What a Price,” written by Phillip Mitchell and recorded by James Govan in 1987.

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Should I Ever Love Again

September 9, 2017

“Should I Ever Love Again,” written by Edward Gates and Rob Cockell, recorded by Wynona Carr, 1956.

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