Category Archives: R&B/Soul

(March 8, 2018): Aretha Franklin – Satisfaction

From the 1967 album, Areatha Arrives.  Almost tune on this LP is a cover. This has to be one of the best covers of Satisfaction ever. An apropos song for International Women’s Day 2018 #IWD2018.  

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(January 5, 2018): Nick Lowe – Poor Side of Town

From the 2001 album, The Convincer. A great cover of Johnny Rivers 1966 hit single.

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(November 3, 2017): PP Arnold – Medicated Goo

From the 2017 album, The Turning Tide. A fantastic outing.  This Traffic cover, has a list of guests that could have appeared on Arnold’s two 1968 long players – Eric Clapton, Carl Raddle, Bobby Whitlock, Jim Gordon, Bobby Keys, and … Continue reading

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(October 19, 2017): Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Stick Together

From the 1962 single, Let’s Stick Together / My Heart Is Yours. Bryan Ferry did the much better known cover in the mid-1970s, but Harrison also had a hit in 1969 when he recorded a new version and changed the … Continue reading

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(August 18, 2017): Zeshan B – Cryin’ In The Streets

From the 2017 album, Vetted.  Zeshan Bagewadi covers this 1970 civil rights song — first recorded by George Perkins & The Silver Stars — with impressive vocals. It works just as well 47 years later, which is pretty sad.  You … Continue reading

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(August 28, 2017): Don and Dewey – Pink Champagne

From the 1970 compilation album, They’re Rockin’ ‘Til Midnight, Rollin’ ‘Til Dawn!  Although the bulk of this LP is recycled, this tune and “Mammer Jammer” were first released here. Not sure who is on the fiddle, but it reminds me … Continue reading

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(July 27, 2017): The Blenders – Don’t Fuck Around With Love

From the 1973 single of the 1953 recording, Don’t Fuck Around With Love.  The story behind this risque ditty goes like this according to Marv Goldberg. In August 1953, they recorded “You’ll Never Be Mine Again / Don’t Play Around With … Continue reading

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