Category Archives: Rhythm and blues

Honky Tonk Women: The Rolling Stones; Ike & Tina Turner; Joe Cocker.

Hello there! This week we will discuss a great classic rock song, Honky Tonk Women. We will first review the original song by The Rolling Stones. Next we will feature covers of this song by Ike & Tina Turner, and … Continue reading

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I Can’t Help Myself: The Four Tops; The Supremes; Madonna.

Hello there! This week we will discuss a great Motown pop song, I Can’t Help Myself, which is alternatively known as Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch, after the first line of the song. We will first review the original song by … Continue reading

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Money (That’s What I Want): Barrett Strong; The Beatles; Stevie Wonder.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song Money (That’s What I Want). We will first discuss the original song which is credited to Berry Gordy and Janie Bradford, and was recorded by Barrett Strong. Next we will discuss … Continue reading

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Smokin’ In The Boys Room: Brownsville Station; Motley Crue; LeAnn Rimes.

Hello there! This is another installment in our recurring series, Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies. This week we will discuss the song Smokin’ In the Boys Room, one of the great ‘bad boy’ songs. We will first direct … Continue reading

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How Sweet It Is: Marvin Gaye; Jr Walker & the All Stars; James Taylor.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song How Sweet It Is, a wonderful Motown soul song written by Holland-Dozier-Holland and originally performed by Marvin Gaye. We will then review covers of this song by Jr Walker & the … Continue reading

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Lido Shuffle: Boz Scaggs; Dukes of September; Live From Ventura Boulevard

Hello there! This week’s entry is Lido Shuffle, an R&B song from the late 70s. We will begin with the original by Boz Scaggs. We will then discuss covers by The Dukes of September and by a ‘tribute band’ called … Continue reading

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Can’t Find My Way Home: Blind Faith; Joe Cocker; John Mayer.

Hello there! This week’s entry is Can’t Find My Way Home, a terrific British Invasion blues song from the late 60s. We will begin with the original by Blind Faith. We will then discuss covers by Joe Cocker and by … Continue reading

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