Posts Tagged ‘Soul Music’

First Date

January 15, 2022

“First Date,” written by James Bishop, recorded by Nella Dodds in 1964 or 1965.

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I Want You Back

January 9, 2022

“I Want You Back,” written by Berry Gordy, recorded by David Ruffin, 1971.

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(Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime

January 8, 2022

“(Happiness Will Cost You) One Thin Dime,” written by Bill Halley (William H. Heagney) and Carl Spencer, recorded by Bettye LaVette in 1964 but unreleased until 1994.

Young people: back in the 1960s, before cell phones, there were payphones on each corner, and individual local telephone calls cost ten cents apiece.

Bettye LaVette website

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Come See About Me

January 2, 2022

“Come See About Me,” written by Holland–Dozier–Holland, recorded by Nella Dodds, 1964. Shortly after, the song was issued by the Supremes, which is why you probably haven’t heard this version before.

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New Years Resolution

January 1, 2022

“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

November 28, 2021

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

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Baby Don’t Leave Me

November 13, 2021

“(Beggin’) Baby Don’t Leave Me,” written by Jerry Murray, recorded by The Bronzettes, ca. 1967.

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Hurtin’ Inside

November 7, 2021

“Hurtin’ Inside,” written by Clyde Otis, Brook Benton, Teddy Randazzo and Cirino Colacrai, recorded by Barbara & Brenda (Barbara Jean Gaskins and Brenda Gaskins), 1964.

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Someday You’ll Need My Love

October 24, 2021

Someday You’ll Need My Love,” written by Jackie Avery and John Farris, recorded by Betty Willis, 1960. Great voice; tragic life.

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Dark End Of The Street

October 3, 2021

“Dark End Of The Street,” written by  Dan Penn and Chips Moman, recorded by Frankie Gearing, Mildred Vaney, and Lois Reeves as The Glories, 1969.

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