Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

You’ll Lose A Good Thing

August 20, 2016

“You’ll Lose A Good Thing,” written and performed by Barbara Lynn. The song was a hit record for her in 1962.

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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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Am I a Good Man

August 20, 2016

“Am I a Good Man,” written by Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid, recorded by Them Two (Lawrence Mobley and Larry Greene) with Helen Smith (background vocals), Arnold Albury (organ) and Reed Roberts (bass).

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Night Time Is the Right Time

August 13, 2016

“Night Time Is the Right Time,” a composition credited to Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena, and Lew Herman, recorded by Ray Charles (piano, organ, vocals) in 1958, with backup vocals by the Raelettes (Darlene McCrea, Mary Ann Fisher, Margie Hendricks, Patricia Lyles, and Gwendolyn Berry).  Marcus Belgrave and John Hunt (trumpet), David Newman (tenor saxophone), Bennie Crawford (baritone saxophone), Edgar Willis (bass), Teagle Fleming (drums).

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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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Mack Rice, 1933 – 2016

July 1, 2016

Mack Rice, 1933 – 2016

Singer and songwriter Mack Rice died Monday. He was 82. He wrote and recorded “Mustang Sally” in 1965, but it was a bigger hit the following year for his former bandmate Wilson Pickett, and it’s still a Rock & Roll standard.

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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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Got You On My Mind

May 28, 2016

“Got You On My Mind,” written by Howard Biggs and Joe Thomas, recorded by Varetta Dillard, with King Curtis (tenor sax), Haywood Henry (baritone sax), George Berg (bass sax), George Rhodes (piano) Mickey Baker (guitar), Lloyd Trotman (bass) Panama Francis (drums) and the Four Students (backing vocals). Leroy Kirkland was the arranger.
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