Category Archives: R&B/Soul

(November 6, 2017): LaBelle – Won’t Get Fooled Again

From the 1972 album, “Moon Shadow”.  Patti LeBelle’s stirring cover of Pete Townshend’s anthem from her sophomore LP. Fitting for mid-term election day in the United States. Get out and vote to put a check on President Trump’s moral and … Continue reading

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(October 10, 2018): Gladys Knight & The Pips – Imagination

From the title track of 1973 album, Imagination. One of three hit singles off this long player. Reviews at the time panned Jim Weatherly’s writing (although this tune was composed by Barry Goldberg and Gerry Goffin). The momentum Knight builds … Continue reading

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(March 8, 2018): Aretha Franklin – Satisfaction

From the 1967 album, Areatha Arrives.  Almost every 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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