Category Archives: R&B/Soul

(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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(July 3, 2017): Brenton Wood – Gimme Little Sign

From the 1967 album, Oogum Boogum. Way back when I heard this song on top 40 radio in the late 1960s, I confused Wood’s name (born Al Smith) with Bretton Woods, even though, at that time, I had no idea … Continue reading

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(April 1, 2017): Baby Lloyd – I Need Love

From the 1960 single, I Need Love / Wait And See.  Baby Lloyd is Lloyd Stallworth, who was part of James Brown and the Famous Flames in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  The label indicates that the music was … Continue reading

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(March 23, 2017): Sweathog – Hallelujah

The title track from the 1972 album, Hallelujah.  This was the band’s second and last outing.  So far as I can tell this was the end of the musical pedigree of all four band members – Lenny Goldsmith, Bob Morris, … Continue reading

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(November 30, 2016): Steve Winwood – Why Can’t We Live Together

From the 2003 album, About Time.  Probably the best cover I’ve heard of the 1972 hit by Timmy Thomas.  It is a question and sentiment that, in my life, has rarely been out of mind.

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