Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

Give Me One More Chance

January 31, 2016

“Give Me One More Chance,” written by Doug Brown, performed by Wilmer & the Dukes. The lead singer is sax-playing Wilmer Alexander Jr. Doug Brown was the band’s guitarist. Great Western New York R&B show band of the Sixties, popular at area colleges and clubs.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015

“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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Allen Toussaint, 1938 — 2015

November 12, 2015

Yes We Can Can,” written by Allen Toussaint in 1973, performed by the composer in 2012. The song, first recorded by Lee Dorsey in 1970, was a huge hit for the Pointer Sisters three years later. Musician, songwriter, arranger and record producer Allen Toussaint was an amazing force in New Orleans music for over 5 decades. He died on Monday at the age of 77 while on tour in Spain.

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Percy Sledge, 1940 – 2015

April 20, 2015

When singer Percy Sledge died last week, everyone agreed he would be remembered for 2 minutes and 55 seconds of transcendent music, his 1966 recording of “When a Man Loves a Woman.” Ian Crouch has an appreciation:

“Percy Sledge, Pop Miracle,” Ian Crouch, The New Yorker

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Don Covay, 1936 — 2015

February 6, 2015

Don Covay, 1936 -- 2015

Singer and songwriter Don Covay (Donald James Randolph) died last week at the age of 78. The best-known of his many compositions is “Chain of Fools,” a hit for Aretha Franklin.

Don Covay sang with his family’s Gospel quartet and The Rainbows in Washington DC before moving to New York and fronting Don Covay and the Goodtimers and recording as a solo artist. His song “Mercy Mercy” was later recorded by his British admirers the Rolling Stones.

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What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

December 31, 2014

“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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1964: JB @ T.A.M.I.

August 8, 2014

1964: JB @ T.A.M.I.

There’s a new film portraying the life of entertainer James Brown. You youngsters need to see it, but after you’ve seen the 18 minute film (below) of Mr. Brown’s 1964 performance at the Teenage Awards Music International Show at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.

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Happy Birthday, Marvin Gaye

April 2, 2014

Singer Marvin Gaye was born on April 2, 1939. In his set at the the 1964 T.A.M.I Show (above) he performed four of his early hits: “Stubborn Kind of Fellow,” “Pride and Joy,” “Can I Get a Witness,”and “Hitch Hike.” The dancers are goofy but the band, Jack Nitzsche‘s Wrecking Crew, includes Hal Blaine, Tommy Tedesco, Leon Russell,  Glen Campbell, and Plas Johnson.

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River Deep, Matterhorn High

November 14, 2013

River Deep, Matterhorn High

Rhythm & Blues great Tina Turner has renounced relinquished her U.S. citizenship. Earlier this year she successfully petitioned for Swiss citizenship. Born in Nutbush, Tennessee 73 years ago as Anna Mae Bullock, she has lived in Kuesnacht, on Lake Zurich, since 1995 with German music producer Erwin Bach, whom she recently married.

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Doc Pomus

June 6, 2013

There’s a film about the amazing life of legendary songwriter Doc Pomus (Jerome Felder). It’s being screened in St. Louis and Toronto next week.

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