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11/27/09 – “Go Now” Cat Fight!

Posted: November 27th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , , , | 14 Comments »

Go Now

This week, the Cat Fight takes on the song, “Go Now.”  It was originally recorded by female American R&B singer, Bessie Banks and it became an international hit when the British R&B group, The Moody Blues released it in early 1965.  Listen to both versions of this classic tune back to back and then vote for the one you truly dig the most on the “World Famous” Friday Night Cat Fight!

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "Go Now"

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11/20/09 – “Get Out Of My Life Woman” Cat Fight

Posted: November 20th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: R&B | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

“Get Out Of My Life Woman”

This week, our Friday Night Cat Fight is a 4-way over the classic soul/funk tune, “Get Out Of My Life Woman”.  The tune was written by New Orleans legend Allen Toussaint and originally recorded by fellow New Orleans legend, Lee Dorsey in 1966.  Solomon Burke, Joe Williams and even Toussaint himself have recorded great versions of the tune.  Many others have covered it, but I think these FOUR stand on their own.  NOW, which one do YOU dig the MOST?  Listen to the podcast and vote below for your favorite.

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "Get Out Of My Life Woman"

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11/13/09 – “The Last Time”

Posted: November 13th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 13 Comments »

“The Last Time”

This week, The Friday Night Cat Fight returns to its original format.  The shows will now focus more on the Cat Fight itself and less on a “theme”.  There will still be long-form shows from time to time, but they will now be separate from the weekly Friday Night Cat Fights.

This week, we take a rock n’ roll classic from the Rolling Stones, “The Last Time” from 1965 and trace it back to its gospel roots.  Listen to the show to determine which version of the song you truly DIG THE MOST and then vote for it.  Also, this week, there is a 2nd poll asking whether or not The Stones completely ripped-off The Staple Singers’ gospel tune OR did they rewrite it and make it their own?  You decide and please, VOICE YOUR CHOICE over “The Last Time”.

Which One Do You DIG The MOST? - "The Last Time"

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Did The Rolling Stones Rip-Off The Staple Singers & Not Give Them Credit?

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11/6/09 – The Robins – R&B Profile (Riot In Cell Block #9)

Posted: November 6th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Doo Wop, R&B | Tags: , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

The Robins

R&B Profile

This week, I’m dedicating the entire podcast to one of the most influential and yet underrated R&B vocal groups of all time, The Robins.  The pinnacle of West Coast Doo Wop, The Robins were discovered by Johnny Otis, when they entered a talent contest at his Barrelhouse Night Club in Watts in 1949.  They recorded for a variety of labels over the course of the next 12 years.  I present to you the highlights of a long career in R&B, including the stories behind the story on this great vocal group.

In 1960, Wanda Jackson did a great cover of the Robins 1954 classic, “Riot In Cell Block #9”.  Listen to the show and then decide for yourself which one you truly DIG the MOST!

Which One Do You DIG The Most? - "Riot In Cell Block #9"

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