Category Archives: Soul music

People Get Ready: The Impressions; Neville Brothers Band; Jeff Beck

Hello there! This week our blog features a beautiful gospel/soul tune, People Get Ready. We will first discuss the original version by The Impressions. Next, we will review a cover by The Neville Brothers, and finally a cover by Jeff … Continue reading

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Got To Get You Into My Life: The Beatles (Paul McCartney); Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers; Earth, Wind & Fire

Hello there! This week our blog features a terrific pop tune, Got To Get You Into My Life. We will first discuss the original version by the Beatles, with a focus on Paul McCartney who wrote the song. Next, we … Continue reading

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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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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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I Will Survive: Gloria Gaynor; Gladys Knight; Cake.

Hello there! This week our blog features one of the biggest disco hits, I Will Survive. We will first discuss the original version by Gloria Gaynor. Next, we will review a cover by Gladys Knight and we will finish with … 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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Lonely Teardrops: Jackie Wilson; Jay & the Americans; Jose Feliciano.

Hello there! This week our blog features a soul classic, Lonely Teardrops.  This song played a surprisingly important role in the history of rock music. We will first discuss the original by Jackie Wilson; next we will review a cover … Continue reading

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