Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

Time

June 20, 2021

“Time,” written by “Doris Payne” (Doris Troy) and Gregory Carroll, recorded by Doris Troy, 1963.

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Dearest Darling

June 5, 2021

“Dearest Darling,” written and recorded by Doris Troy, 1970; released 1992.

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Draw Me Closer

May 16, 2021

“Draw Me Closer,” written by “Doris Payne” (Doris Troy) and Gregory Carroll, recorded by Doris Troy, 1963.

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Fat Boy

April 25, 2021

“Fat Boy,” written by Billy Stewart and Ellas McDaniel, recorded by Billy Stewart, 1962.

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Mama Said

March 20, 2021

“Mama Said,” written by Willie Denson and Luther Dixon, recorded by The Shirelles, 1961.

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Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

March 7, 2021

“Everybody Needs Somebody to Love,” written by Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler, and Solomon Burke, recorded by Solomon Burke, 1964

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Hallelujah I Love Her So

January 31, 2021

“Hallelujah I Love Her So,” written and recorded by Ray Charles, 1956. Tenor saxophone solo by Don Wilkerson.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2020

“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 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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Merry Christmas Baby

December 26, 2020

“Merry Christmas Baby,” written by Lou Baxter and Johnny Moore, performed by Ray Charles at Ettal Abbey in Bavaria in 1979.

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