Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm and Blues’

We Got More Soul

September 17, 2016

“We Got More Soul,” recorded by Dyke and the Blazers in 1969.

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Rocket 88

September 5, 2016

“Rocket 88,” recorded in 1951 by “Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats”, but actually Mr. Brenston was a saxophonist in Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm, and that’s the band that really taped the tune at Sun Studios in Memphis. “Rocket 88” is often called the first rock ’n’ roll record. The tune was derived from Jimmy Liggins’ 1947 “Cadillac Boogie” and Pete Johnson‘s 1948 “Rocket 88 Boogie.” People sure liked that Oldsmobile Rocket 88.

Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats (aka Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm): Jackie Brenston (vocal, baritone sax), Ike Turner (piano), Raymond Hill  (tenor sax), Willie Kizart (guitar), Jesse Knight (bass) and Willie Sims (drums).

“You may have heard of jalopies
You heard the noise they make
Let me introduce you to my Rocket 88
Yes It’s great, just won’t wait
Everybody likes my Rocket 88
Gals will ride in style
Movin’ all along
V-8 motor and this modern design
My convertible top and the gals don’t mind
Sportin’ with me, ridin’ all around town for joy
Blow your horn, Rocket, blow your horn!”

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Crazy ‘Bout An Automobile

September 4, 2016

“Every Woman I Know (Crazy ‘Bout Automobiles),” written and recorded by Billy “The Kid” Emerson in 1956.

Billy “The Kid” Emerson website

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Aw Shucks Baby

August 28, 2016

“Aw Shucks Baby,” recorded in 1957 by Tiny Topsy & The Five Chances. Tiny Topsy was Otha Lee Moore, the Five Chances were The Charms. Tenor sax: Ray Felder.

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The Answer To My Prayer

August 27, 2016

“You’re The Answer To My Prayer,” by  Varetta Dillard & The Roamers, recorded in 1955. Accompanists included Mickey Baker (guitar), Milt Hinton (bass), Ernie Hayes (piano), Jerome Richardson and Sam Taylor (tenor sax), Budd Johnson (baritone sax), and Dave Bailey (drums).

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You’ll Lose A Good Thing

August 20, 2016

“You’ll Lose A Good Thing,” written and performed by Barbara Lynn. The song was a hit record for her in 1962.

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Take Me To the River

August 20, 2016

“Take Me To the River,” written by Al Green and Teenie Hodges, performed by Turkuaz at the Brooklyn Bowl in 2015.

Video by Human Being Media.

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Am I a Good Man

August 20, 2016

“Am I a Good Man,” written by Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid, recorded by Them Two (Lawrence Mobley and Larry Greene) with Helen Smith (background vocals), Arnold Albury (organ) and Reed Roberts (bass).

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Night Time Is the Right Time

August 13, 2016

“Night Time Is the Right Time,” a composition credited to Napoleon Brown, Ozzie Cadena, and Lew Herman, recorded by Ray Charles (piano, organ, vocals) in 1958, with backup vocals by the Raelettes (Darlene McCrea, Mary Ann Fisher, Margie Hendricks, Patricia Lyles, and Gwendolyn Berry).  Marcus Belgrave and John Hunt (trumpet), David Newman (tenor saxophone), Bennie Crawford (baritone saxophone), Edgar Willis (bass), Teagle Fleming (drums).

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Please Please Please

July 23, 2016

“Please Please Please,” written by James Brown and Johnny Terry, performed by Mr. Brown and The Famous Flames at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for the  Teenage Awards Music International (TAMI) Show in 1964. His 1956 recording of the song was an R&B hit, and it became the closing number at all his concerts, complete with cape.

More:

“Mr. Brown,” Philip Gourevitch, The New Yorker

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