You Send Me | Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke, wrote and released his song, “ You Send Me” in 1957 through Keen Records. The record was produced by Bumps Blackwell and arranged and conducted by René Hall. You Send Me was a massive hit, and has since received numerous covers over the years. Cooke’s pioneering contributions to soul music contributed to the […]

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In the Still of the Night

“In the Still of the Night” was recorded in the Saint Bernadette Catholic School basement in New Haven, Connecticut in February 1956. Marty Kugell produced the song. The saxophone solo was played by Vinny Mazzetta of New Haven. The rhythm section was Doug Murray (bass), Bobby Mapp (drums) and Curlee Glover (piano). It was originally […]

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Little Darlin’ | The Diamonds

The Diamonds are a Canadian vocal quartet that rose to prominence in the 1950s and early 1960s with 16 Billboard hit records. The original members were Dave Somerville (lead), Ted Kowalski (tenor), Phil Levitt (baritone), and Bill Reed (bass). They were most noted for interpreting and introducing rhythm and bluesvocal group music to the wider […]

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Lionel Richie – Stuck On You

Lionel Richie’s career followed with more successes when he went solo in 1982. His talents as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter expanded into more music ventures, awards and honors. Analyzing Richie’s new song styles and his beginnings of funk and soul with the Commodores, clearly indicate just how interchangeable and talented he is. AmericaOnCoffee “‘Stuck On […]

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Roy Orbison “You Got It”

“You Got It” is a song from Roy Orbison’s twenty-second studio album, Mystery Girl (1989). The song was released in January 1989 with “The Only One” as the B-side,and according to the Official Roy Orbison Discography by Orbison researcher Marcel Riesco, released again with “Crying” (version with k. d. lang) shortly thereafter. The A-side reached […]

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