Category Archives: Rhythm and blues

Everytime You Go Away: Hall & Oates; Paul Young; Clay Aiken.

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific “blue-eyed soul” pop song, Everytime You Go Away. We will first discuss the original version by Hall & Oates. Next, we will review a cover by Paul Young and then one … Continue reading

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Memphis, Tennessee: Chuck Berry; Johnny Rivers; Jerry Lee Lewis

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic 50s rock ‘n roll tune, Memphis, Tennessee. We will first discuss the original version by Chuck Berry. Next, we will review a cover by Johnny Rivers and then one by Jerry … Continue reading

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To Love Somebody: The Bee Gees; Nina Simone; Janis Joplin.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great 60s pop ballad, To Love Somebody. We will first discuss the original version by The Bee Gees. Next we review a cover by Nina Simone and we finish with a cover … Continue reading

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Tupelo Honey: Van Morrison; Dusty Springfield; Richie Havens.

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific soul tune, Tupelo Honey. We will first discuss the original version by singer-songwriter Van Morrison. Next, we will review a cover by Dusty Springfield and we will finish with a cover … Continue reading

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Midnight Train To Georgia: Jim Weatherly; Gladys Knight & the Pips; Joss Stone.

Hello there! This week our blog features a great soul song, Midnight Train To Georgia. We will first discuss the original by Jim Weatherly, a country song called Midnight Plane To Houston. Next, we will review a the best-known cover … Continue reading

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I Say A Little Prayer: Dionne Warwick; Aretha Franklin; Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic female pop song, I Say a Little Prayer. We will first discuss the original by Dionne Warwick. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Aretha Franklin, and we … Continue reading

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Reach Out I’ll Be There: The Four Tops; The Tremeloes; Gloria Gaynor

Hello there! This week our blog features a wonderful Motown R&B tune, Reach Out I’ll Be There. We will first discuss the original song by The Four Tops. Next, we will discuss covers of this song by The Tremeloes and … Continue reading

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