Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

That Train Gone

May 16, 2020

“That Train Gone,” written and recorded by Chuck Willis, 1956. Willis Chuck (vocal), James Harris (piano), Al Caiola and Roy Gaines (guitar), Gene Barge and Sam Taylor (tenor sax), Lloyd Trotman (bass), Panama Francis (drums), Phil Kraus (percussion).

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Oo Papa Do

April 4, 2020

“Oo Papa Do,” written by Eddie Singleton, recorded by Little Esther (Esther Phillips), 1959.

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Nobody but You

March 28, 2020

“Nobody but You,” by Lil’ Bob and the Lollipops, 1966. It’s the flip side of “I Got Loaded,” a big hit.

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I Got Loaded

March 22, 2020

“I Got Loaded,” written by Camille Bob and recorded by him with his band, Lil’ Bob and the Lollipops, in 1966. Party time in Louisiana.

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Mercy Mercy

March 14, 2020

“Mercy Mercy” (aka “Have Mercy”), written by Don Covay, and Ron Alonzo Miller, and recorded by Mr. Covay (with Jimi Henrix on guitar, probably) in 1964. The Rolling Stones recorded a version the next year.

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Hound Dog

February 15, 2020

“Hound Dog,” written by teenagers Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, recorded by Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton, 1953. Ms. Thonton (vocal), Pete Lewis and (guitar), Mario Delagarde (bass), Johnny Otis (drums).

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2019

“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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Don’t Catch the Dog’s Bone

November 23, 2019

“Don’t Catch the Dog’s Bone,” written by Carolyn Franklin, recorded by Erma Franklin, 1967.

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If You Need Me

November 16, 2019

“If You Need Me,” written by Wilson Pickett, Robert Bateman, and Sonny Sanders, recorded by Solomon Burke in 1963. Solomon Burke (vocal), Ernie Royal and Irving Markowitz (trumpet), Sam Taylor and Ben Smith (tenor sax), Haywood Henry (baritone sax), Artie Butler (piano), George Barnes and Bob Bushnell (guitars), Russ Saunders (bass), Bobby Donaldson,(drums) Phil Kraus (tambourine).  Don’t know who sang the backup vocals.

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Each Night I Cry

November 2, 2019

“Each Night I Cry,” written by Carolyn Franklin, recorded by Erma Franklin, 1962.

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