Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

Maybe

March 16, 2019

“Maybe,” credited to Richard Barrett, recorded by the Chantels, 1958. The tune may have been written by lead singer Arlene Smith and arranged by Mr. Barrett, who played piano on the track. The singers were all students at St. Anthony of Padua High School in the Bronx.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018

“Alone On New Year’s Eve,” written by Winfred “Blue” Lovett, who recorded it 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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These Ain’t Raindrops

November 17, 2018

“These Ain’t Raindrops,” written by Quinton Claunch, recorded by James Carr in 1967.

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One Way Love

October 27, 2018

“One Way Love,” by the James Hunter Six, recorded at KINK-FM, 2013. There’s also a strange music video of the tune.

James Hunter Six website

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Teenage Blues

October 7, 2018

“Teenage Blues,” written and performed by 17-year-old Claudine Clark, 1958.

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Lawdy Miss Clawdy

August 11, 2018

“Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” written by Lloyd Price and recorded by him with Dave Bartholomew‘s band in 1952.

Lloyd Price (vocal), Fats Domino (piano), Ernest McClean (guitar),  Herbert Hardesty (tenor sax), Joe Harris (alto sax), Frank Fields (bass), and Earl Palmer (drums).

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Baby Reconsider

July 22, 2018

“Baby Reconsider,” written and recorded by Leon Haywood, 1967. Laughable arrangement by Arthur Wright, with lots of lifts from Motown hits. A voice like this deserves better.

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Steal Away

July 15, 2018

“Steal Away,” written and recorded by Jimmy Hughes, 1964.

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Suspicion

June 10, 2018

“Suspicion,” written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland Jr., recorded by The Originals, 1965.

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Walk On By Me

March 18, 2018

“Walk On By Me,” written and performed by Lula Reed, with Mike Akopoff & Orchestra, 1965.

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