Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

Give You What I Got

March 5, 2017

“Give You What I Got,” written by Mary Frierson (Wendy Rene) and Steve Cropper, recorded by Wendy Rene in 1965.

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Tell Me

February 11, 2017

“Tell Me,” written by Gabriel Roth (aka Bosco Mann), performed by the late Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, 2002.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2016

“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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A Woman Will Do Wrong

December 3, 2016

“A Woman Will Do Wrong,” written by Clarence Reid and Paul Kelly, sung by Helene Smith. Clarence Reid is on piano. Miami soul, recorded in 1967.

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True Love Don’t Grow on Trees

November 19, 2016

“True Love Don’t Grow on Trees,” written by Willie Clarke and Johnny Pearsall, sung by Helene Smith. Released in 1967 on Miami’s Deep City Records.

Related:

“Willie Clarke on the Rise of Deep City Records,” Jakob Katel, Miami New Times

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Got Nobody To Love

November 12, 2016

“Got Nobody To Love,” written by Henry Jones, sung by Terry Timmons. Originally recorded in 1951.

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Tell Me, Tell Me

November 5, 2016

“Tell Me, Tell Me,” by Dolly Cooper, 1957.

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You Better Believe

October 30, 2016

“You’d Better Believe It,” written and performed by Paul Gayten (1956).

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Turn On Your Love Light

October 16, 2016

“Turn On Your Love Light,” written and arranged by trumpet-playing bandleader Joe Scott, recorded by Bobby “Blue” Bland in 1961. Backing musicians included Joe Scott and Melvin Jackson (trumpets), Pluma Davis (trombone), Johnny Board and Jimmy Beck (saxophones), Rayfield Davers (baritone saxophone), Teddy Reynolds (piano), Wayne Bennett (guitar), Hamp Simmons (bass), and John Starks (drums). A huge hit, the song quickly became an R&B standard.

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Thats Why I Cry

October 15, 2016

“That’s Why I Cry,” written by Chico De Jesus and Gladyces De Jesus, recorded by Varetta Dillard in 1957.

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