What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

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Bobby Parker - 'Watch Your Step'
10
17%
Bo Diddley - 'You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover'
12
20%
Jimmy Reed - 'Bright Lights, Big City'
6
10%
Howlin' Wolf - '300 Pounds of Joy'
9
15%
Earl King - 'Come On'
4
7%
Irma Thomas - 'Hittin' On Nothing'
3
5%
Buddy Guy - 'Crazy Love'
0
No votes
Elmore James - 'Stranger Blues'
8
14%
Bunker Hill - 'The Girl Can't Dance'
3
5%
Johnny "Guitar" Watson - 'Cuttin' In'
4
7%
 
Total votes: 59

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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby Muskrat » 10 May 2018, 23:19

Not having to vote for five makes it easier; all but one of these are by people I'd choose other sides over the one presented here.

The exception is "Cuttin' In," which has wonderful lyrics, sung perfectly. It's one of my favorite records.

That said, I prefer the earlier version.

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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby fange » 11 May 2018, 00:51

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Maybe i'll do a Brit. Invasion version of the thread just for you, gashy. :)
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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby Charlie O. » 11 May 2018, 05:22

I went with Parker, Diddley, Wolf, King, annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd "Stranger Blues" just edging out "Bright Lights, Big City" for the fifth position.
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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby Charlie O. » 11 May 2018, 05:31

fange wrote:
gash on ignore wrote:Thank god for The British Invasion.

Maybe i'll do a Brit. Invasion version of the thread just for you, gashy. :)

Would this count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIn_fReXhrQ&t=851s
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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby fange » 11 May 2018, 05:49

I'll remember it for later, Charlie, cheers. :)


I'm sad that 'Crazy Love' doesn't have a single though.
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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby fange » 11 May 2018, 05:57

Muskrat wrote:Not having to vote for five makes it easier; all but one of these are by people I'd choose other sides over the one presented here.

The exception is "Cuttin' In," which has wonderful lyrics, sung perfectly. It's one of my favorite records.

That said, I prefer the earlier version.


Did he cut an earlier version, musky?? I never knew that.
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Re: What do you think of these '60s R&B/Blues singles?

Postby gash on ignore » 11 May 2018, 09:13

Charlie O. wrote:
fange wrote:
gash on ignore wrote:Thank god for The British Invasion.

Maybe i'll do a Brit. Invasion version of the thread just for you, gashy. :)

Would this count?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIn_fReXhrQ&t=851s


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