Category Archives: Soul music

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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The Letter: The Box Tops; Joe Cocker; Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Hello there! Our song this week is The Letter, an R&B tune that has been covered nearly 200 times. We will review the original by The Box Tops. We will then discuss a cover version by Joe Cocker, and a … Continue reading

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! Our song this week is A Change Is Gonna Come. This is a gospel-inspired pop song that is deeply rooted in the civil rights movement. We will review the original version by Sam Cooke. We will then discuss … Continue reading

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Bridge Over Troubled Water: Simon & Garfunkel; Aretha Franklin; Stevie Wonder

Hello there! Our song this week is Bridge Over Troubled Water. This is a folk-pop song written in the style of a gospel tune. We will review the version by Simon & Garfunkel, and we will also discuss cover versions … Continue reading

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Let’s Get It On: Marvin Gaye; Jack Black; Shannon Lawson

Hello there! Our song this week is Let’s Get It On. It is a sensual soul song from Marvin Gaye. We will review the original 1973 version by Marvin Gaye. We will also discuss covers by Jack Black, and by … Continue reading

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