Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Don’t Look Back

January 12, 2020

“Don’t Look Back,” written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, recorded by The Temptations, 1965. Lead singer: Paul Williams.

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New Years Resolution

January 1, 2020

“New Years Resolution,” written by Stax Records staffers Randle CatronWillie Dean “Deanie” Parker Catron, and Mary Frierson, recorded by Otis Redding and Carla Thomas in 1967.

Related:

Stax Museum website

“Rudyard Kipling’s Little-Known Poem on New Year’s Resolutions,” Ellen C. Caldwell, JSTOR Daily

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Auld Lang Syne

January 1, 2020

“Auld Lang Syne,” lyrics written by Robert Burns in 1788, set to a traditional tune, rendered in Gospel style by Aretha Franklin & Billy Preston in 1967.

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Presents For Christmas

December 29, 2019

“Presents For Christmas,” recorded by Solomon Burke in 1966.

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Please Let Me In

December 15, 2019

“Please Let Me In,” written by Lula Bailey and Donald Davis, recorded by J.J. Barnes, 1965.

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I’m Not Tired

December 7, 2019

“I’m Not Tired,” written by Wilson Pickett and Steve Cropper, recorded by Mr. Pickett in 1965. It’s the flip side of “Midnight Hour,” by the same writers.

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Higher And Higher

December 1, 2019

“Higher And Higher,” written by Gary Jackson and Carl Smith, recorded by Erma Franklin, 1968 First recorded by Jackie Wilson in 1967.

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Love’s Gone Mad

November 17, 2019

“Love’s Gone Mad,” written by Holland-Dozier-Holland, recorded by Chris Clark, 1966.

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Each Night I Cry

November 2, 2019

“Each Night I Cry,” written by Carolyn Franklin, recorded by Erma Franklin, 1962.

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It Rains Love

September 21, 2019

“It Rains Love,” written by Lee Fields and Leon Michels, recorded by  Lee Fields & The Expressions, 2019.

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