Aretha_Franklin

Happy Birthday, Aretha

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4rhy1rBsVM The Queen of Soul was born on this day in 1942. Here is more on Ms. Franklin. The great clip above is from the show "The Midnight Special." It features...
audra_mae

Avicii and Audra Mae: “Feeling Good”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkUfWd7Px-A Odd photo and, again, no live video. In any case, this is Audra Mae singing the Nina Simone song "Feeling Good." I found it through a Volvo commercial that...
joe_tex

Joe Tex: “The Love You Save”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szEAqKbAGz4 Both the lyrics and delivery of this song are intense. From Wikipedia: Joseph Arrington, Jr. (August 8, 1935–August 13, 1982), better known as Joe Tex,...
marvin-gaye

Happy Birthday, Marvin Gaye

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdcLwm-RCv8 This Day in Music reports that The Prince of Motown would have turned 76 today. It also says that on this day in 2006, Watts Branch Park in Washington, DC, was...
mr._postman

Yes, We Have Emails — and The Marvelettes

TDMB offers emails keeping you up to date on our posts. Just send me a note at this email and I will add you to the list. The Marvelettes certainly would like you to send the email. "Please Mr. Postman"...
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Soul/Funk/R&B

James Brown     James Brown: Night Train The Capitols: Cool Jerk (featuring Bob Babbitt) Gladys Knight & the Pips: Midnight Train to Georgia/I Heard It Through the Grapevine The...