Posts tagged "Soul"

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Tell Mama" by Etta James

  Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Tell Mama” by Etta James Back in 1967, a very pregnant Etta James made her way to F.A.M.E. Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama much like Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett and Arthur Alexander had done before her. What resulted was some of the most soul-drenched music... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Femme Fatale" by Aloe Blacc

Song Of The Day – “Femme Fatale” by Aloe Blacc You may already know who Aloe Blacc is if you watch the HBO series “How To Make It In America.” It is his “I Need A Dollar” that is used as its theme song. Or perhaps you were a fan of the hip-hop group Emanon... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "We Found Love" by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris

Song Of The Day – “We Found Love” by Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris Robyn Rihanna Fenty is one sexy-hot island girl…and she can spin a pretty good tune too! She is one of the most successful recording artists of all time landing eleven records on top of the Billboard singles chart while selling more than... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Shop Around" by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles

Song Of The Day – “Shop Around” by Smokey Robinson and The Miracles As for me…I am in no rush to get to Target, Best Buy or the Mall. You can keep Black Friday, I think I’ll pass. Except tomorrow is also one of two Independent Record Store Days per year where you’re supposed to... Read more »

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman - "I Didn't Like It The First Time" by Julia Lee

Song Of The Day – “I Didn’t Like It The First Time” by Julia Lee This isn’t the first song I’ve featured by Kansas City’s own Julia Lee. Lee was a racy double entendre R’n'B artist, or an artist who sang a song about one thing but meant another. Lee had many of these types... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "She Said I Can" by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Song Of The Day – “He Said I Can” by Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings Brand new Bosco Mann-penned single from soul sista no. 1, her funky drummer and the gang! While the song is only available as a 45 rpm single in America, it is also on a UK-only rarities album called “Soul... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "Going Out Of My Head" by Little Anthony & The Imperials

Song Of The Day – “Going Out Of My Head” by Little Anthony & The Imperials Jerome Anthony Gourdine (aka Little Anthony) led The Imperials to the pop charts for three decades. Their run of hits began in the late 1950s with “Tears On My Pillow” to this top-ten gem from 1964 right on through... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I'm Going Down" by Rose Royce

Song Of The Day – “I’m Going Down” by Rose Royce Fans of Rose Royce reveled in the voice of Rose Norwalt whose pipes graced this deep soul track from the 1976 “Car Wash” Soundtrack, but her name was actually Gwen Dickey. The song was written by Norman Whitfield and was brought back to the... Read more »

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore" by Dusty Springfield

Song Of The Day – “I Don’t Want To Hear It Anymore” by Dusty Springfield This record has a complete feel to it…the production values really make this Randy Newman-penned track come alive. And that voice…smoky…sultry…Dusty! Matching Dusty with the talents of Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin, not to mention the Memphis mob,... Read more »
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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman - "You're Still A Young Man" by Tower Of Power

Song Of The Day – “You’re Still A Young Man” by Tower Of Power They took us to “Down To The Night Club” in “Bump City” and showed us “What Is Hip”…and it doesn’t get much more soulful than this! TOP was the East Bay horn-fueled brain child of such great musicians as Emilio Castillo... Read more »
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