Category Archives: Soul music

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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Handy Man: Jimmy Jones; Del Shannon; James Taylor.

Hello there! This week we will discuss the song Handy Man. We will first look at the original 1957 song co-written and recorded by Jimmy Jones. Next we will review covers of this song by Del Shannon and by James … 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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Go Now: Bessie Banks; The Moody Blues; Tin Machine.

Hello there! This week’s entry is Go Now, a really fine R&B song from the mid-60s. We will begin with the original by Bessie Banks. We will then discuss the most widely-known version of this tune by The Moody Blues, … Continue reading

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You Can Leave Your Hat On: Randy Newman; Tom Jones (clip from “The Full Monty”); Joe Cocker.

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is a sly pop … Continue reading

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Soul Man: Sam and Dave; Tom Jones; the Blues Brothers

Hello there! This is another entry in our blog series Tim’s Cover Story Goes to the Movies. In these posts, we review a rock and roll tune that features prominently in a film. This week’s entry is Soul Man. This … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: Solomon Burke; Wilson Pickett; The Blues Brothers

Hello there! This is the seventh installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” Here we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. This week’s entry is Everybody Needs Somebody … Continue reading

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