Posts filed under: Soul/R&B

Booker T. & the M.G.’s “Green Onions” (1962)

And now for an instrumental break. I like instrumentals like, say, I like Krispy Kreme doughnuts – which is to say A LOT – and among them ‘Green Onions’ is like an Original Glazed: simple perfection. Booker T. & the M.G.’s classic is…is…well maybe I just won’t add any more words to a song so...... Read More

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes “I’ve Been Working Too Hard” (1991)

Bruce Springsteen is the undisputed icon of New Jersey rock and roll, of that there’s really no doubt. But who is second, the Robin to Bruce’s boardwalk Batman? Well, it obviously would be Little Steven Van Zandt, but I’m thinking here about the next individual and band in line. So first, please, PLEASE don’t try...... Read More

Wilson Pickett “Hey Jude”

With the improbable help of a southern rock pioneer, Wilson Pickett recorded an astonishing cover of the Beatles' anthem "Hey Jude" just three months after its original release.... Read More
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