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3/12 & 3/19/2010 – Pickett Vs. Burke: Battle Of The Soul Titans!

Posted: March 12th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: R&B, Rock n' Roll | Tags: , , , , , | 8 Comments »

Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show

“If You Need Me”

The Battle Of The Soul Titans

The soul classic “If You Need Me” was co-written by a young Wilson Pickett who had just recently left The Falcons.  He sent a demo of the song to Atlantic in NY hoping to score a record deal.  In a devastating blow, Atlantic gave the song to the already established Solomon Burke.  Our friend, the legendary Lloyd Price stops in with some background information about this soul rumble.  Both versions battled on the charts in 1963 and now both versions battle on The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show.  But that’s not all.  Soul titans Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke battle it out over 2 different Cat Fights this week.  The 2nd one is over Solomon’s song, “Everybody Needs Somebody To Love.” 

This week’s show also contains the evolution of a Buddy Holly classic, the musical inspirations of Frank Guida AND some Top 40 radio chaos.  So listen, vote and dig The Friday Night Cat Fight Radio Show.

Which One Do You DIG The Most? - "If You Need Me"

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BONUS Cat Fight Poll: Which Of These Is The Cat's Meow? - "Everybody Needs Somebody To Love"

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