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Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records

Azizi 13 Dec 05 - 07:47 PM
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Richard Bridge 14 Dec 05 - 03:45 AM
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Janie 14 Dec 05 - 09:54 AM
GUEST 14 Dec 05 - 10:45 AM
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Dave the Gnome 14 Dec 05 - 05:21 PM
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Cluin 14 Dec 05 - 11:15 PM
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Subject: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Azizi
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 07:47 PM

So maybe it's not folk music [in the strictest sense of that term], but I want to take this opportunity to say that mid 20th century R&B/Soul music rocks!

I came across this link to the 100 Greatest 'Classic' R&B/Soul Songs of the 1950s-1970s:
100 Greatest Classic R&B/Soul Songs

The criteria given for this selection is "R&B Soul songs - Chosen for their impact, influence and quality in R&B from 1950-1979 (excluding songs with a clearly pop slant). - - Ballads have their own list"

Actually that site lists 175 songs. Here's the first 25 songs on that list:

1. Respect - Aretha Franklin
2. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye
3. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
4. What'd I Say - Ray Charles
5. Maybellene - Chuck Berry
6. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown
7. Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
8. Shake, Rattle, & Roll - Big Joe Turner
9. My Girl - The Temptations
10. Long Tall Sally - Little Richard
11. In The Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett
12. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
13. Sixty Minute Man - The Dominoes
14. Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone
15. Lawdy Miss Clawdy - Lloyd Price
16. Heat Wave - Martha & The Vandellas
17. One Nation Under A Groove - Parliment Funkadelic
18. Reach Out, I'll Be There - The Four Tops
19. It's Your Thing - The Isley Brothers
20. Rocket 88 - Jackie Brenston
21. The Tracks Of My Tears - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
22. Jungle Boogie - Kool & The Gang
23. Baby Love - The Supremes
24. Why Do Fools Fall In Love? - Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
25. Shining Star - Earth, Wind & Fire

-snip-

Not that it matters, but I know every one of those songs except
# 13 & #20.

There's bound to be disagreement about a list like this. Not to be nitpicky, but I'd rank #11 "In The Midnight Hour" higher up on the list. And speaking of Wilson Picket, I don't see the song "Land of A Thousand Dances" on that list, or but then again, I broke my reading glasses and can't see that well without them.

But here's what I wanna know-where's Al Green's and Luther Vandross's songs? Oh maybe they're in the Ballads list. And did I miss The Shirelle's "Tonight's The Night", "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", and "Mama Said There'll Be Days Like This"?

Why isn't Stevie Wonder's "Fingertips" on that list or Aretha's
"I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You}" or The Clover's "Love Potion # 9"? And where's The Coasters' "Charlie Brown", "Little Egypt" and "On Broadway" ???

Those are just some of the songs that come to my mind that I think shoulda been on that list.

What about you? Do you have any favorite pre-1980's R&B/Soul songs?

What songs should have been on that list and what songs shoulda been left off of it?


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 13 Dec 05 - 08:02 PM

Hey, Azizi:

You're in my neighborhood now :-) If this list is pre-1980, Luther Vandross's first top 40 hit was Never Too Much, which hit the top 40 in November of 1981. (The Gospel Messengers sang for Luther Vandross once by the way, but he never sang for us..) You'd probably find the Clovers and the Costers listed as "doo wop" (Dumb term) rather than soul.

Let's Stay Together by Al Green was a #1 R&B hit in 1971 and certainly should be on the list. Maybe you overlooked it.

My list of favorite pre-1980 R&B and Soul hits is much longer than 100.

Jerry


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 03:45 AM

Hold on, I'm coming (I forget by whom).

Iko Iko - Dixie Cups.

Got to see Jane - R Dean Taylor

Needle in a Haystack - Velvelettes

Bang Bang Man - LIttle Hank.

Mustang Sally

First I look at the Purse - Contours

My Guy - Mary Wells

Mama Didn't lie

Walking in the Sand

Da Doo Ron Ron




THere must be others


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Azizi
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 07:52 AM

Hold On I'm Comin"-Sam & Dave

"Mustang Sally", most closely associated with [The Wicked]Wilson Pickett

"Da Do Ron Ron" - The Crystals

Mama Didn't lie ??

Walking in the Sand ??

And there's "Stagger Lee" and "Personality" by Lloyd Price.

And how could I forget "Dr. Feel Good" by Aretha Franklin???!!!


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Janie
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 09:54 AM

Ain't to Proud to Beg--the Temptations
When a Man Loves a Woman--??

more later.

Janie


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 10:45 AM

Mama didn't lie was written by Curtis Mayfield and sung by many. What a wonderful list in the opening thread. Makes me smile just reading them.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Merritt
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 04:30 PM

I've always liked some of the schmaltzier R & B ballads, but never liked the arrangements much. Last couple of years I've been arranging these sorts of songs for fingerstyle guitar in open D or open G - capo around to find a key to suit my voice. I think they sound cool stripped down like this. Some come from Motown; others from Philly or New Orleans. Off top of head here're some examples:

Ooh-we-ooh, Baby, Baby - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

Medley: What's Going On/Mercy, Mercy Me - Marvin Gaye

Break Up To Make Up - Stylistics (works as a waltz!)

Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home) - Marvin Gaye

Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Gaye/Terrel

Since I Met You, Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter

You Really Gotta Hold On Me - SR & The Miracles

Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton

Best,

- Merritt


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 05:21 PM

Anything whatsoever by Sam Cooke! Could do no wrong in my eyes. Must say I was never one for Aretha, too much note holding and bending for my taste but I could listen to some of her more sedate stuff. Otis always struck the right note for me. I guess I was generaly more into Motown than Atlantic with the Temptations and Four Tops being up there with my all time greats. Suppose that's what comes of being a mid-teen mod in the late 60's ;-)

What has become of Soul and R&B today though? Not wanting to sound like my Dad but it ain't as good as it used to be:-D Or has the definition changed? Listen to todays R&B chart and you will see what I mean!

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 06:14 PM

Walkin in the sand might have been the Crystals too. Definitely produced by Phil Spector.

Surprised to see Curtis Mayfield wrote Mama Didn't lie, but true enough he did.

DtG, I think the convention of naming has indeed changed. How could anyone from the old days think of the Appleton sisters as RnB?

I mostly hated the schmaltzy stuff, but Wherever I hang my Hat was a disco classic.

I really preferred stuff on the race music side rather than most of the commercial product. Despite this, Goin' to a-go-go was tasty.

Am I allowed early Small Faces too? E too D off their first album was great (I think ripping off a Sam Cooke riff) but All or Nothing was a wonderful song.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:15 PM

Ha! Some of my favourite music. I put together an MP3 disc last year for the truck and still had the track list sitting on my hard drive. I'll cut & paste it here (a couple are from the 80s though):


1   Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music   1967
2   The Four Tops - Baby, I Need Your Lovin'   1964
3   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Someday We'll Be Together   1969
4   Lou Rawls - Love's a Hurtin' Thing   1966
5   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - You Really Got a Hold on Me   1963
6   James Brown - I Got You (I Feel Good)   1965
7   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - (Love is Like a) Heat Wave   1963
8   The Isley Brothers - Twist and Shout   1962
9   Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally   1966
10   Aretha Franklin - Chain of Fools   1967
11   Betty Everett - You're No Good   1963
12   Mary Wells - My Guy   1964
13   The Temptations - My Girl   1964
14   Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life   1968
16   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Goin' to a Go-Go   1966
17   Mel & Tim - Back Field in Motion   1969
18   Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On   1973
19   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Ain't No Mountain High Enough   1970
20   The Manhattans - Let's Just Kiss and Say Goodbye   1976
21   Junior Walker & The All-Stars - Shotgun   1965
22   Maxine Nightingale - Get Right Back Where We Started From   1976
23   The Exciters - Tell Him   1963
24   The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back   1970
25   The Four Tops - Ain't No Woman Like the One I Got   1973
26   Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On   1971
27   Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances   1966
28   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Tears of a Clown   1970
29   The Temptations & The Supremes - I'm Gonna Make You Love Me   1969
30   Sam & Dave - I Thank You   1968
31   Betty Everett - It's in His Kiss (Shoop Shoop Song)   1964
32   Ben E. King - Stand By Me   1962
33   Gloria Jones - Tainted Love   1964
34   Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)   1967
35   The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart of Mine   1966
36   Billy Paul - Me and Mrs. Jones   1972
37   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The Tracks of my Tears   1965
38   The Jackson 5 - I'll Be There   1970
39   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Baby Love   1964
40   Joe Tex - I Gotcha   1972
41   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere to Run To   1965
42   Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone   1965
43   The Chi-Lites - Oh Girl   1972
44   The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself   1965
45   The Marvelettes - Destination Anywhere   1968
46   Brook Benton - Rainy Night in Georgia   1970
47   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - I Second That Emotion   1967
48   Aretha Franklin - Respect   1967
49   Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting   1974
50   The Jackson 5 - ABC   1970
51   Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Keep Me Hangin' On   1966
52   Lou Rawls - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine   1976
53   Fontella Bass - Rescue Me   1965
54   Otis Redding - Hard to Handle   1968
55   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Mickey's Monkey   1963
56   Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes of the Brokenhearted   1966
57   Edwin Starr - War   1970
58   Percy Sledge - When a Man Loves a Woman   1966
59   James Brown - This is a Man's World   1966
60   Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman, Do Right Man   1967
61   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Stop In the Name of Love   1965
62   Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through the Grapevine   1968
63   Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)   1965
64   King Floyd - Groove Me Baby   1970
65   Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight Train to Georgia   1973
66   The Jackson 5 - Never Can Say Goodbye   1970
67   The Isley Brothers - Shout   1959
68   The Four Tops - It's the Same Old Song   1965
69   Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour   1965
70   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Quicksand   1964
71   The Temptations - Ain't Too Proud to Beg   1966
72   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - More Love   1967
73   Aretha Franklin - Since You've Been Gone   1967
74   The Spinners - Rubberband Man   1976
75   Rose Royce - Car Wash   1976
76   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Come See About Me   1964
77   Mel & Tim - Good Guys Only Win in the Movies   1969
78   The Marvelettes - Too Many Fish in the Sea   1965
79   Jackie Wilson - Higher and Higher   1967
80   The Four Tops - Reach Out (I'll Be There)   1966
81   Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Nothing Like the Real Thing   1968
82   Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)   1970
83   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Jimmy Mack   1967
84   Aretha Franklin - Natural Woman   1967
85   Sam & Dave - Soul Man   1967
86   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Shop Around   1960
87   Diana Ross & The Supremes - You Can't Hurry Love   1966
88   The Isley Brothers - Love the One You're With   1971
89   The Four Tops - If I Were a Carpenter   1967
90   James Carr - Dark End of the Street   1967
91   The Jackson 5 - The Love You Save   1970
92   Freda Payne - Band of Gold   1970
93   The Main Ingredient - Everybody Plays the Fool   1972
94   Aretha Franklin - Think   1968
95   Diana Ross & The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go   1964
96   Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancin' in the Street   1964
97   The O'Jays - Love Train   1973
98   Marvin Gaye - Mercy Mercy Me   1971
99   Wilson Pickett - Stag-O-Lee   1967
100   James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag   1965
101   LaBelle - Lady Marmalade   1975
102   Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Ooh Baby Baby   1965
103   The Supremes & The Four Tops - River Deep, Mountain High   1971
104   The Commodores - Night Shift   1986


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:21 PM

And that list sure ain't exhaustive. I already had a Temptations CD to play so not much of them on the list above though they sure belong there, especially "Papa was a Rolling Stone", "I Wish It Would Rain", "Cloud Nine", "Don't Let the Joneses Get You Down", "Power" and "I Know I'm Losing You".


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: number 6
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:23 PM

Miss anything Cluin ??

sIx


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:24 PM

P.S. Already had a Stevie Wonder CD too.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:25 PM

Oh yeah, sIx. Plenty.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: number 6
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:26 PM

you did ... Wayne Cochrane and the CC Riders.

sIx


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:45 PM

Curtis Mayfield & the Impressions - People Get Ready
Mary Wells - You Beat Me to the Punch
Contours - Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)?
Wilbert Harrison - Kansas City & Let's Work Together
Sly & The Family Stone - Everyday People


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 14 Dec 05 - 11:48 PM

Bill Withers - "Lean On Me" and "Ain't No Sunshine"


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Once Famous
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 06:04 PM

You all have missed Sam & Dave, I'm a Soul Man

Why do I have to be the one to tell you all this.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 07:44 PM

Actually, Martin, "Soul Man" is #67 on that first list that I posted.

"Why do I have to be the one to tell you this?"

;o)


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Azizi
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 07:51 PM

I'll answer my rhetorical question- "Because I want to, that's why".

And while I'm here, this song might not be on that list of oldies but goodies, but if it's not I think it should be "Daddy's Home"-recorded in 1964 by Maxine Brown.

And here's another one-"Those Oldies but Goodies [Remind me of you]
recorded by ___?


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 08:07 PM

Can I Get a Witness? - Marvin Gaye

Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding

(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin

You Didn't Have to Love Me Like You Did - Sam & Dave

Love & Happiness - Al Green


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Elmer Fudd
Date: 15 Dec 05 - 08:17 PM

Whoops--repeats of Cluin's #30 and #84. So nice I had to play them twice....

Elmer


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 04:55 AM

I also had "Soul Man". (#85)


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 05:12 AM

Azizi, Jackie Brenston's "Rocket 88" was written by Ike Turner (Brenston was a player and singer in Ike's band). It was also claimed by Sam Phillips and others to be the first rock `n' roll record. He recorded it in 1951 and used the profits from it to start Sun Records. Because of it Ike Turner claimed to have birthed rock 'n' roll, or at least midwifed it.

More info here.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: GUEST,Chanteyranger
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 02:40 PM

Perry Como, "Hot Diggity Dog Diggity"
Guy Lombardo's Greatest Hits
Kate Smith, "God Bless America"
"How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?" (Patti Page?)
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians

Oops, wrong thread....sorry....

Ok, seriously, folks, pre-80's R&B/Soul: The Temptations are my all-time favorite soul group. In addition to what's already been mentioned of them, I'll add "I'm losing You."

I'd add Wynonie Harris, "Good Rockin' Tonight." What an underrated performer he was.

Chanteyranger


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: GUEST,Anonny Mouse
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 02:50 PM

Ronettes-loved the Spector-ized WALL OF SOUND. I know-not everyone's taste. Just about any 4-Tops songs, particularly "Reach Out"; The Temps with Davy Ruffin. I know were going waaaay back now.

EW&F--man their horn section rocked and they're making a comeback of sorts thanks to Target commercials--I think there must be 3 EW&F songs, plus a redux of "September" changed to "December"-crass commercialism to be sure, but I loved that little guitar intro on that one.

Percy Sledge-When a Man Loves a Wo-mannnn. Holy crap. The man bled soul; That Philly sound with the Delphonics and the high falsetto leads. Makes ya wanna weep.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: fat B****rd
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 03:30 PM

Oo Poo Pa Doo Jesse Hill (Hey Poppagator
Some Other Guy   Richie Barrett
Watch Your Step   Bobby Parker
Don't You Just Know It Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns
Send You Back To Georgia   Timmy Shore and many more. Great thread.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: M.Ted
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 06:41 PM

I've been holding back on this, partly because so much is either on the list that it's hard know what to add. Here are a few I like that aren't there--

Make Me Yours--Bettye Swan
Sweet Sticky Thing-- Ohio Player(if you can get past the lyrics)
If You Don't Know Me By Now--Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
That's The Way God Planned It--Billy Preston
I Need Your Love So Bad--Little Willie John


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 16 Dec 05 - 09:42 PM

George McCrae - Rock the Boat
Billy Preston - Nothing From Nothing
Brook Benton & Dinah Washington - Rockin' Good Way
Gladys Knight & the Pips - I've Got to Use My Imagination
(in fact so many others by Gladys, Ray, Tina, Sam, Four Tops....)


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: M.Ted
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 04:12 AM

Good ones, Margret--I was thinking about Rock the Boat and Nothing from Nothing, but had forgotten completely the other two--just dug them both out and listened--they're still great!
Remember Johnny Taylor-- Who's Making Love to Your Old Lady?--


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Cluin
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 05:18 AM

George McCrae's song was "Rock Your Baby".
"Rock the Boat" was by the Hues Corporation.
They both came out around the same time though. Early days of Disco.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: David C. Carter
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 06:58 AM

Don't know if it's soul,but I always liked Etta James-I would rather go blinde.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: scouse
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 08:39 AM

No-one but no-one seemed to have mentioned Arthur Alexander.."You Better Move On"....Covered by the Stones and of course "Anna,(Go with Him).".. Covered by the Beatles..He wrote many more songs which others recorded. A somewhat forgotten singer/songwriter and right in the groove of R&B.

As Aye, Phil


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 12:47 PM

George McCrae's 'Rock your Baby' always puts me in mind of 'The Hustle', Van Mc Coy I think? Out about the same time. Early disco aaahhhh those were the days! Great thread.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 02:05 PM

Small Faces would definitely make my list - What about Them and the Animals as well? Blue Eyed Soul before it was invented!

Never liked 'Sweet Soul Music' - thought he was just nicking other ideas - but you have me thinking. How about doing a Folk song in a similar vain?

Spotlight on {insert name here},
(Nyaaa, Nyaaa)
Singing Mush-a-ring-ah-mi-do-dum
(Nyaaa, Nyaaa)
Nyaaa, Nyaaa, Folrol
oh yeaaaa.....;-)

Cheers

DtG


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: fat B****rd
Date: 17 Dec 05 - 02:39 PM

Good one, Scouse. "A Shot Of Rhythm'n'Blues" is great.


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: M.Ted
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 07:03 PM

As fine as those bands were, DtG, they weren't Blue eyed soul--it isn't R&B unless you can dance to it--


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Subject: RE: Favorite pre-1980s R&B/Soul Records
From: Margret RoadKnight
Date: 19 Dec 05 - 11:24 PM

Thanks for the correction, Cluin


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Subject: Lyr Add: WALKIN' IN THE SUN (J Barry via P Sledge)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Dec 14 - 07:01 PM

WALKIN' IN THE SUN
Written by Jeff Barry
Recorded by Percy Sledge on "I'll be Your Everything" (1974)

Things have been goin' wrong long enough to know ev'rything is right.
Been walkin' in the dark long enough to know I've fin'lly seen the light.
Been losing long enough to know when I've fin'lly won,
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun.

I've cried enough tears to know this feeling called a smile.
I've been bottom-rung long enough to know when I'm doin' it in style.
Been runnin' long enough to know there's no more need to run,
Lord, and even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun.

Well, the wind is at my back and I'm sailing on a ship that's overdue.
Well, I've blown so many chances and I ain't gonna blow this one with you.
Seen enough bad times to know good times have begun,
And even a blind man can tell when he's walkin' in the sun.

[Repeat last line and fade.]

Also recorded by
B. B. King on "King Size"
Fink on "Sort of Revolution"
Glen Campbell on "Walkin' in the Sun"
Janiva Magness on "The Devil is an Angel Too"
Laslo Cameo on "2nd Avenue Serenade"
Rufus & Chaka Khan on "Rags to Rufus"
The Walker Brothers on "No Regrets"


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