SWEETS FOR MY SWEETS | THE DRIFTERS

The Drifters’ 1961 R&B hit rebounds constantly because of its timeless message about love. The group’s first single featuring Charlie Thomas on lead vocal, “Sweets for My Sweet” reached No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 10 on the R&B chart, in October 1961. This was one of the few post-1958 Drifters singles […]

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YOU TALK TOO MUCH | Joe Jones

“You Talk Too Much” was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law, Reginald Hall. Domino passed the song on to Jones who performed it during his club act. Jones recorded the song for the New Orleans-based Ric Records in New York City in 1960. It was produced by Sylvia Vanderpool Robinsonwho was half of the duo Mickey […]

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Just Because |Lloyd Price

Not entirely content with being a 1950s R&B star on the strength of his immortal New Orleans classic “Lawdy Miss Clawdy,” singer Lloyd Price yearned for massive pop acceptance. He found it, too, with a storming rock & roll reading of the ancient blues “Stagger Lee” and the unabashedly pop-slanted “Personality” and “I’m Gonna Get […]

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You’re So Fine |The Falcons

The Falcons were an American rhythm and blues vocal group, some of whose members went on to be influential in soul music. The Falcons formed in 1955 in Detroit, Michigan on the Mercury Records imprint. After personnel changes in 1956, The Falcons had hits for the Lupine Records label with the million selling “You’re So […]

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“Neil Diamond Cracklin Rosie”

Cracklin’ Rosie” is a song written and recorded by Neil Diamond in 1970, with instrumental backing by L.A. sessions musicians from the Wrecking Crew, from his album Tap Root Manuscript. In October 1970, the song became Diamond’s first American #1 hit on The Billboard Hot 100, and his third to sell a million copies. It […]

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