Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Remember Me

February 23, 2020

“Remember Me,” written by Otis Redding, recorded by him in 1965, and released postumously in 1992.

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I’ll Run Your Hurt Away

February 16, 2020

“I’ll Run Your Hurt Away,” written by David Porter and Isaac Hayes, recorded by Ruby Johnson, 1966. What an astounding vocalist.

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Don’t Start Loving Me

February 9, 2020

“Don’t Start Loving Me (If You’re Gonna Stop),” written by Carl W. Smith, recorded Veda Brown in 1974.

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If I Ever Needed Love

February 8, 2020

“If I Ever Needed Love (I Sure Do Need It Now),” written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter, recorded by Ruby Johnson, 1967.

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Pick Up the Pieces

February 2, 2020

“Pick Up the Pieces,” written by Don Davis, Fred Briggs, and Kent Barker, recorded by Carla Thomas, 1967. A Motown-y take from a Memphis Soul princess.

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Need Your Love So Bad

February 1, 2020

“Need Your Love So Bad,” written by Little Willie John and Mertis John, recorded by Ruby Johnson in the late Sixties but unreleased until 1993. Steve Cropper (guitar), Isaac Hayes (piano, organ), Donald “Duck” Dunn (bass), Al Jackson Jr. (drums), The Mar-Keys (horn section).
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Lonely People do Foolish Things

January 26, 2020

“Lonely People do Foolish Things,” written by Eddie Snyder and Richard Ahlert, recorded by Judy Clay, 1964.

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Children Don’t Get Weary

January 26, 2020

“Children Don’t Get Weary,” recorded by Judy Clay with Booker T & The MGs, 1968. There’s a great version by Bessie Griffin.

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I’m Finally Through With You

January 25, 2020

“I’m Finally Through With You,” written by George Fowler, recorded by Mable John while she was with Motown/Tamla, before moving to Stax. Backing vocalists are said to be The Supremes.

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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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