Category Archives: Soul music

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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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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Higher and Higher: Jackie Wilson; Bobby Darin; Rita Coolidge

Hello there! This week our blog features a great 60s soul song, Higher and Higher. We will discuss the original version of the song by Jackie Wilson. Next, we will show a cover by Bobby Darin, and finally a cover … Continue reading

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Think: Aretha Franklin; The Blues Brothers movie; Katharine McPhee.

Hello there! This week’s blog is part of our continuing salute to the memory of Aretha Franklin, who passed away just weeks ago. Here is one of her iconic R&B tunes, Think. We will first review Aretha’s original recording. Next … Continue reading

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Further On Up The Road: Bobby “Blue” Bland; Freddie King; Eric Clapton.

Hello there! This week features a great blues tune, Further On Up The Road. We will first review the original song by Bobby “Blue” Bland. Next we will discuss covers of this song by Freddie King and by Eric Clapton. … 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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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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