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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:02 pm
A Woman A Lover A Friend- -Jackie Wilson

i want somebody to hold my hand
somebody to love me and understand
i want a woman (woman)
i want a lover (a lover)
i want a friend (a woman, a lover, a friend)

mmm, i want somebody to share my love
yes, loving is something i've got plenty of
i want a woman (woman)
i want a lover (a lover)
i want a friend (a woman, a lover, a friend) ah-ahh

i don't want a fancy gal
with powder and paint
and i don't want a woman
who thinks she's a saint
i'm looking for someone
who's not make-believe
and doesn't mind giving so that she may receive

there must be somebody somewhere around
that's looking for someone to give pound for pound
i want me a woman (woman)
mmm, i want a lover (a lover)
i want a friend (a woman, a lover, a friend)

yeah i want her right now
i want my little girl anyway, i want her anyhow
please come on, baby
just be my little woman, be my lover
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:28 pm
Call On Me
Bobby "Blue" Bland

Love and affection, a heart so true,
a'yours for the asking,
I've got it alright a'here for you
You needn't be lonely,
you shouldn't be blue

I'll design a life of love for you
and here's all you've got to do
When you need a good loving,
when you need a good kissing,
when you need a good hugging,
yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
won't you call on me

You can't live alone dear,
your whole life through
Everybody has a future,
and I can see my future in you
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:37 pm
Ah, Jackie Wilson . . . you guys have done great stuff with this thead . . . my thanks . . . Jackie Wilson was very popular in Ireland and England--he was a big influence on Van Morrison . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:39 pm
Jackie was much more talented than his last two hits, Higher and Higher, and Baby Workout would indicate.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:40 pm
The range and quality of his voice were very much greater than the majority of his contemporaries . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 09:43 pm
When they interviewed Jackie to replace Clyde McPhatter with Billy Ward, they asked, "Can you sing as good as Clyde?" "Better," he replied.
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eoe
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jan, 2006 11:27 pm
Only thing better than listening to a Jackie Wilson recording was actually seeing him live. Incredible.


I Only Have Eyes For You - The Flamingos

My love must be a kind of blind love
I can't see anyone but you
Sha bop shoo wop
Sha bop shoo wop

Are the stars out tonight?
I don't know if it's cloudy or bright
'Cause I only have eyes for you, dear

The moon may be high
But I can't see a thing in the sky
'Cause I only have eyes for you

I don't know if we're in a garden
Or on a crowded avenue

You are here and so am I
Maybe millions of people go by
But they all disappear from view
Cause I only have eyes
For you
Sha bop shoo wop
Sha bop shoo wop
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bluesboy
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 12:33 am
Treat Her Right - Roy Head

I wanna tell you a story
Every man oughta know
If you want a little lovin
You gotta start real slow
She's gonna love you tonight now
If you just treat her right now

Squeeze her real gentle
Gotta make her feel good
Tell her that you love her
Like you know you should
So if you don't treat her right
She won't love you tonight

If you practice my method
Just as hard as you can
You're gonna get a reputation
As a lovin man
And you'll be glad every night
That you treated her right


Tell Mama - Etta James

You thought you had found a good girl,
One that love you and give you the world
Now you find that you been misused,
Talk to me, I'll do what you choose
I want you to

Tell Mama, all about it
Tell Mama, what you need
Tell Mama, what you want
And I'll make everything all right

That girl you had didn't have no sense,
she wasn't worth all the time that you spent
She had other men throw you outdoors,
Now the same man is wearing your clothes
I want you to

Tell Mama, all about it
Tell Mama, what you need
Tell Mama, what you want
And I'll make everything all right
Ooooooh Tell me, tell me now

She would embarrass you anywhere,
She let everybody know she didn't care
Give me the chance I've been begging you
I just want to take care of you
I want you to

Tell Mama, all about it
Tell Mama, what you need
Tell Mama, what you want
Tell Mama, what you want right now
Tell me, Tell Mama

and

I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James

Something told me it was over
When I saw you and her talkin'
Something deep down in my soul said, 'Cry, girl'
When I saw you and that girl walkin' around

Whoo, I would rather, I would rather go blind, boy
Then to see you walk away from me, child, no

Whoo, so you see, I love you so much
That I don't wanna watch you leave me, baby
Most of all, I just don't, I just don't wanna be free, no

Whoo, whoo, I was just, I was just, I was just
Sittin here thinkin', of your kiss and your warm embrace, yeah
When the reflection in the glass that I held to my lips now, baby
Revealed the tears that was on my face, yeah

Whoo and baby, baby, I'd rather, I'd rather be blind, boy
Then to see you walk away, see you walk away from me, yeah
Whoo, baby, baby, baby, I'd rather be blind...
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 11:20 am
The Tracks of My Tears - Smokey Robinson

People say I'm the life of the party
'Cause I tell a joke or two
Although I might be laughin' loud and hardy
Deep inside I'm blue

So take a good look at my face
You see my smile looks out of place
If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears

I need you (need you)
Need you (need you)

Since you left me if you see me with another girl
Seemin' like I'm havin' fun
Although she may be cute
She's just a substitute
Because you're the permanent one

So take a good look at my face, uh-huh
You see my smile (looks out of place)
Yeah, look a little bit closer
It's easy to trace, oh the tracks of my tears

Oh-ho-ho-ho I need you (need you)
Need you (need you)

Hey hey -yeah
(Outside) a masquerading
(Inside) my hope is fading
(Just a clown) ooo-yeah, since you put me down
My smile is my make-up
I wear since my break-up with you

Baby, take a good look at my face, uh-huh
You see my smile looks (out of place)
Yeah, just look closer it's easy (to trace)
Oh, the tracks of my tears

Baby, baby, baby, baby
Take a good look at (my face)
Ooo, yeah you see my smile (looks out of place)
Look a little bit closer (it's easy to trace)
Yeah, the tracks of my tears, oh yeah
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eoe
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 11:49 am
This was originally recorded by the Temptations but written by Norman Whitfield

I Wish It Would Rain

Sunshine, blue sky, please go away,
My girl has found another, and gone away
With her went my future, my life is filled with gloom,
So day after day, I stay locked up in my room

I know to you it might sound strange,
I wish it would rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Cause so badly
I wanna go outside (such a lovely day)
Everyone knows that a man ain't supposed to cry
But listen, I got to cry, cuz crying, ooooooooh,
Is the pain, oh yeah

Yeah you know people, this hurt I feel inside,
Words, they, could never explain,
I wish it would rain (oh how i wish that it would rain)
Oh let it rain, rain, rain, rain (oh how i wish that it would rain)
Ooooooh baby

Let it rain (rain, rain)
Oh yeah, let it rain

Day in day out, my tear stained face
Stays pressed against my window pane
My eyes search the skies desperately for rain
Cause rain drops will hide my teardrops and no one will ever know
That I'm crying (crying) crying (crying)
When I go outside

To the world outside my tears I refuse to explain,
I wish it would rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
Rain, rain, rain (oh how I wish that it would rain)
ooooh baby

Let it rain
I need rain to disguise the tears in my eyes
Yeah, You know I'm a man, I ain't got no pride,
Til it rains, I'm gonna stay inside,
Let it rain, Let it rain
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah...
Oh how I wish that it would rain...
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Setanta
 
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Reply Tue 3 Jan, 2006 11:54 am
Two real classics, EOE, glad to see you enjoying this this thread . . . it's gotten away from me, so if this is a repeat, please forgive me . . .

What's Goin' On

-- Marvin Gaye, A. Cleveland, R. Benson

Mother, mother, there's too many of you crying
Brother, brother, brother, there's far too many of you dying
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, hey

Father, father, we don't need to escalate
You see, war is not the answer, for only love can conquer hate
You know we've got to find a way
To bring some lovin' here today, oh

Picket lines - sister - and picket signs - sister
Don't punish me - sister - with brutality - sister
Talk to me - sister - so you can see - sister
Oh, what's goin' on - what's goin' on, what's goin' on - what's goin' on
Heah, what's goin' on - what's goin' on, oh, what's goin' on - what's goin' on
Ah ah - ay-ay-ay-ay-ay - right on - right on - ay-ay-ay-ay-ay

Mother, mother, everybody thinks we're wrong
Oh, but who are they to judge us
Simply 'cause our hair is long
Oh, you know we've got to find a way
To bring some understanding here today, oh oh oh

Picket lines - brother - and picket signs - brother
Don't punish me - brother - with brutality - brother
Come on, talk to me - brother - so you can see - brother
Now what's goin' on - what's goin' on, yeah, what's goin' on - what's goin' on
Tell me what's goin' on - what's goin' on,
I'll tell you now what's goin' on - what's goin' on
Ooooh - right on - right on - ay-ay-ay-ay-ay
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bluesboy
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2006 02:03 am
Another favorite is
Jock-A-Mo - Sugar Boy Crawford

Iko, iko
Iko iko an de
Jockomo, fee-lo an da'n de
Jockomo fe na'n n'ae

My spy boy met your spy boy
Sittin' by the fiyo
My spy boy a-told your spy boy
I'm gonna set your flag on fiyo

Chorus
Talkin' 'bout
Hey now, hey now
Iko iko an de
Jockomo fee-lo an da'n de
Jockomo fe n'an n'ae

Look at my queen all dressed in red
Iko iko an de
I bet you five dollars she'll kill you dead
Jockomo fe n'an n'ae

[chorus]

[chorus]

Iko, iko
Iko iko an de
I'm having my fun on the Mardi Gras day
Jockomo fe n'an n'ae

[chorus]
[chorus]
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Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jan, 2006 03:30 pm
Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy


Jim Dandy to the rescue
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy on a mountain top
30,000 feet to drop
He's got a lady on a runaway horse
Uh huh, that's right, of course
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy met a girl named Sue
She was feeling kind of blue
Jim Dandy he's the kind of guy
Never liked to see a little girl cry
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy to the rescue
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go

[Instrumental Interlude]

Jim Dandy had a submarine
Got a message from my mermaid queen
She was hanging from a fishing line
Jim Dandy didn't waste no time
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy wanted to go to Maine
Got a ticket on a DC plane
Jim Dandy didn't need no suit
He was hip and ready to boot
Jim Dandy to the rescue
Go, Jim Dandy
Go, Jim Dandy

Go, go, go Jim Dandy
Go, go, go Jim Dandy
Go, go, go Jim Dandy
Go on, Jim Dand
Jim Dandy, go
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eoe
 
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Reply Sat 21 Jan, 2006 03:34 pm
I loved the names of the groups...The Moonglows, The Flamingoes, The Spaniels, Dion and the Belmonts...
The Shirelles, The Chantells, The Ronettes...
Love it!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2006 12:41 am
Happy, Happy Birthday Baby - The Tune Weavers

Happy, happy birthday, baby
Although you're with somebody new
Thought I'd drop a line to say
That I wish this happy day
Would find me beside you

Happy, happy birthday, baby
No I can't call you my baby
Seems like years ago we met
On a day I can't forget
'Cause that's when we fell in love

Do you remember
The names we had for each other
I was your pretty, you were my baby
how could we say goodbye

Hope I didn't spoil your birthday
I'm not acting like a lady
So I'll close this note to you
With good luck and wishes too
Happy, happy birthday, baby
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 22 Jan, 2006 12:45 am
Annie Had a Baby - Midnighters

Chorus
Annie had a baby, can't work no more
No, no, no, no, no, no, no
Annie had a baby, can't work no more
Every time she start to working
She has to stop to walk the baby 'cross the floor

She had to walk with the baby
Instead of me
Talk to the baby
Instead of me
Sing to the baby
Instead of me
Cling to the baby
Instead of me
Now I know I know Annie understood
That's what's happens when the game gets good
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