Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

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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Sick And Tired

January 28, 2018

“Sick And Tired,” written by Sonny Thompson, sung by Lula Reed, 1954.

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Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools

January 20, 2018

“Mama Didn’t Raise No Fools,” written by Gene Barge, recorded by Sugar Pie DeSanto in 1965.

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Alone On New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2017

“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, 2017

“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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