‘Cause I am everyday people, yeah, yeah
There is a blue one who can’t accept the green one
For living with a fat one, trying to be a skinny one
And different strokes for different folks
And so on and so on and Scooby dooby doo-bee
Oh, sha sha, we got to live together
I am no better and neither are you
We are the same whatever we do
You love me, you hate me, you know me and then
You can’t figure out the bag I’m in
‘Cause I am everyday people
Sing a Simple Song
Smiley Lewis (July 5, 1913 – October 7, 1966) was an American New Orleans rhythm and blues musician during the 1950s and 1960s.
The journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues – From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray, stated “Lewis was the unluckiest man in New Orleans. He hit on a formula for slow-rocking, small-band numbers like ‘The Bells Are Ringing’ and ‘I Hear You Knocking’ only to have Fats Domino come up behind him with similar music more ingratiatingly delivered. Lewis was practically drowned in Domino’s backwash.”
Down Yonder We Go Ballin’
Being with You
What’s In Your Life for Me
Let Me Be the Clock
The Sir Douglas Quintet was an American rock band, active in the mid 1960s and 1970s with reunions amongst various members in the 1980s and 1990s.
Despite their British-sounding name, they came out of San Antonio, Texas. With their first hits, they were acclaimed in their home state. However, once their career was established, the band relocated to the West Coast. Overall, the quintet were exponents of good-times music with strong roots in blues and Texas-regional traditions.
It Didn’t Even Bring Me Down
Lawd, I’m Just a Country Boy in This Great Big Freaky City
Smith was an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1969. They had a blues-based sound and scored a Top 5 hit in 1969 with a cover of the Burt Bacharach song “Baby It’s You”, featuring Gayle McCormick on lead vocals.
Baby It’s You
William “Smokey” Robinson, Jr. (born February 19, 1940) is an American R&B and pop singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive. Robinson was the founder and front man of the Motown vocal group The Miracles, for which he also served as the group’s chief songwriter and producer. Robinson led the group from its 1955 origins as The Five Chimes until 1972 when he announced a retirement from the stage to focus on his role as Motown’s vice president.
However, Robinson returned to the music industry as a solo artist the following year, later scoring Top 10 solo hits such as “Cruisin'” (1979), “Being With You” (1981) and “Just to See Her” (1987). Following the sale of Motown Records in 1988, Robinson left Motown in 1990. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Ever Had a Dream
Jesus loves you more than you will know (Wo, wo, wo)
God bless you please, Mrs. Robinson
Heaven holds a place for those who pray
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)
We’d like to know a little bit about you for our files
We’d like to help you learn to help yourself
Look around you, all you see are sympathetic eyes
Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home
“Mrs. Robinson” is a song written by Paul Simon and first performed by Simon & Garfunkel. When released as a single in 1968, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the US, for their second chart-topping hit after “The Sound of Silence”. An early version of the song appeared in the motion picture The Graduate (1967) and its subsequent soundtrack, while the complete song debuted on their album Bookends (1968). The song earned the duo a Grammy Award for Record of the Year in 1969.
Old Friends / Bookends