Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

Temptation ‘Bout to Get Me

January 27, 2018

“Temptation ‘Bout to Get Me,” written by Jimmy Diggs, who recorded it with Richard Dunbar as the Knight Brothers in 1965. There’s a pretty good version by the Rascals.

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New Years Resolution

December 31, 2017

“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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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 12, 2017

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party. The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .

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Tried So Hard to Please Her

November 12, 2017

“Tried So Hard to Please Her,” written by Jimmy Diggs and Elward Tobe, recorded by The Knight Brothers (Jimmy Diggs and Richard Dunbar) in about 1967.

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Help Me I’m In Need

October 15, 2017

“Help Me I’m In Need,” written by George Jackson, performed by James Govan.

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It’s Been Such A Long Way Home

September 3, 2017

“It’s Been Such A Long Way Home,” written by Mort Shuman and Jerry Ragovoy, performed by Garnet Mimms, 1966. Arranged by Jerry Ragovoy.

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Who Could Be Loving You

September 2, 2017

“Who Could Be Loving You,” written by William Hutchinson, arranged by Riley Hampton, and sung by Jackie Ross in 1969.

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Tell You About My Girl

July 9, 2017

“Tell You About My Girl” by James Govan, 1996.

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Another Love Like Mine

June 24, 2017

“Another Love Like Mine,” written by Bosco Mann (Gabriel Roth), performed by Saun & Starr.

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Pounds Of Soul

April 22, 2017

“Pounds Of Soul” by Betty Bibbs. Apparently an unissued track from a 1968 Kent session in LA produced by Jimmy McCracklin.

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