Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

That’s How Strong My Love Is

May 20, 2023

“That’s How Strong My Love Is,” written by Roosevelt Jamison, recorded by Eddy Giles, 1969. Great singer; kinda weak band.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2022

“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 30, 2022

“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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Christmas Time For Everybody But Me

December 23, 2022

“Christmas Time For Everybody But Me,” written by Hank Ballard, recorded by Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, 1963.

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Cherry Pie

August 6, 2022

Cherry Pie, written by Joe Josea (Joseph Bihari) and Marvin Phillips, recorded by Marvin and Johnny, 1954.

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Same Thing

July 31, 2022

“Same Thing,” written by William “Mickey” Stevenson, recorded by Gino Parks, 1961.

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Shake, Rattle, and Roll

June 11, 2022

“Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” written by Jesse Stone (as Charles F. Calhoun), recorded by Joe Turner and His Blues Kings, 1954. The orginal recording of this song. Joe Turner (vocal), Van Walls (piano), Wilbur DeParis (trumpet), Haywood Henry (baritone sax), Sam Taylor (tenor saxophone),  Mickey Baker (guitar), Connie Kay (drums). Writer Jesse Stone and producers Ahmet Ertegun and Jerry Wexler help shout the chorus.

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One Night Of Sin

April 17, 2022

“One Night Of Sin,” written by Dave Bartholomew, Pearl King, and Anita Steinman, recorded by Smiley Lewis, 1952. Covered by Elvis Presley as the sinless “One Night With You” in 1957, but there’s an unreleased version by him that’s closer to the original.

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It’s Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day)

April 16, 2022

“It’s Love Baby (24 Hours Of The Day),” written by Ted Jarrett, recorded by Ruth Brown, 1955.

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I´ve Got to Go Home Without You

April 9, 2022

“I´ve Got to Go Home Without You,” written by Al Jackson and Larry McIntosh, recorded by Shirley Brown, 1974.

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