Sunday, August 14, 2005

Super Sixties Soul Song Sunday

This one's especially for you Doc!
Tell us six of your all time favorite 60's Soul Songs. Here's my list...
  1. Groove Me-King Floyd
  2. Knock On Wood-Eddie Floyd
  3. Clean Up Woman-Betty Wright
  4. Do You Love Me-The Contours
  5. Papa's Got a Brand New Bag-James Brown
  6. Ooh Baby, Baby-Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
  7. Funky Broadway-Dyke and the Blazers (the original)
  8. Give me Just a Little More Time-Chairmen of the Board
  9. You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman-Aretha Franklin
  10. Express Yourself-Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band
...more to come...

10 comments:

Goose said...

My all time favorite: Spanish Harlem by Aretha Franklin. I can't explain it, a skinny white boy growing up in a very rural small town in Western New York has always had a desire to go there ever since hearing that song as a kid. I guess it is the intrigue of what is not in your hometown. Maybe God put the wrong color on me when he put the finish coat on, I think I will ask Him when I get there.

Next it would be Stevie Wonder with Superstition. Now I have to think back and find 4 more, how about if I have my secretary get back to you on that?

moon said...

Come on Goose...I know you can do it! Maybe you should get your secretary to help you think of another four songs. Whenever you're ready just have your secretary e-mail mine. Works for me!

moon said...

This time I'm gonna list some of my favorite obscure 60's Soul songs that should be heard on the radio! Just showing off...

Going in Circles-Friends of Distinction
Baby, I'm for Real-The Originals
Grazin' in the Grass-Hugh Masakela
Danger! She's a Stranger-Five Stairsteps
A Little Bit of Soap-Garnet Mimms
Don't Call Me Nigger,Whitey-Sly and the Family Stone
I'll Understand-Soul Children
Always Together-The Mighty Dells
I Do Love you-Billy Stewart
Does Your Mama Know About Me?-Bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers
(Formerly known as "Four Niggers and a Chink." This song was written by band member Tommy Chong [Cheech and Chong]. Not to be confused with "The Band" who were once called "The Honkies." Jimi Hendrix also had a short stint with this Canadian group.)

DocB said...

Okay Moonius,

You diagnosed my problem with crs so here goes. "How about Run away child running wild", by the Tempting Temptations, "GoodBye", Little Stevie Wonder, "Sitting on the dock of the Bay" Ottis Redding, "Shotgun" Jr. Walker and the Alstars, "Having me some fun tonight" Little Richard, "Everyday People" Sly and the Family Stone, "I'll be There" The Four Tops, "Cry, Cry Baby Garnet Mins and the Enchanters, "I want to hold your hand", "She loves you" The Beatles. Okay, thats enough. My locs are smoking.

moon said...

Good job Doc... what a great list of Soul songs to salve the savage beast (however I don't think the Beatles qualify as Soul song artists). Thanks for your input. Stay tuned for the FUNKY STUFF from the Seventies!

Goose said...

Okay, I am a little slow but I thought of number 3. Marvin Gaye with "What's Going On". I have always wondered what is going on. There are three types of people in this world. The ones who make things happen, the ones who watch things happen, and the ones who don't know anything happened.

moon said...

Only three more Goozeman...dig deep!!!

Skipping Heart said...

Mr Goose, your secretary drew up a memo for you. Here is what she listed for you.

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - The Drifters
WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN - Percy Sledge
EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART - The Pips

Ok, here is my list:-
UNCHAIN MY HEART - Ray Charles
I'LL BE DOGGONE - Marvin Gaye
BLUE MOON - The Marcels
I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE - Gladys Knight & The Pips
AIN'T NOTHING LIKE THE REAL THING - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
SAY IT LOUD--I'M BLACK AND I'M PROUD - James Brown

Goose said...

Thanks for the help Skipping Heart, sometimes my mind drifts back to those days but the facts are not in tune with the memories. It was a long time ago you know, unlike for some of you younger dudes and dudettes.

skipping heart said...

hahaha young dudes and dudettes... more like i little grasshopper you sensei