One Hit In A Rolling Stones Fight


And it’s, it’s one hit to the body
It comes straight from your heart
(Straight from the heart)
One hit to the body
Sure went straight to the mark
So help me God

One more from the body
One more straight from your heart yeah

It’s one shot when you love me
One shot when you leave me
I don’t need no security
I just need some peace

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Side One

One Hit (To the Body)

Side Two

Fight

An Emotional Rescue Down In The Hole


“Emotional Rescue” was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and is featured on their 1980 album Emotional Rescue. It is a disco-influenced number, somewhat similar to the band’s 1978 hit “Miss You”.

The song is notable as one of the earliest songs by the group to show the growing rift between Jagger and Richards. Although Richards plays guitar and added backing vocals towards the end of this track, he is noted to not have liked the direction in which Jagger was trying to take the band with disco-like compositions, although this may have been exaggerated by the press and Richards’ hard-rock-oriented image.

Jagger said the song was about “a girl who’s in some sort of manhood problems”, not that she was going crazy but she’s “just a little bit screwed up and he wants to be the one to help her out”.

Despite touring extensively since the song’s release in 1980, the Stones had never performed the track in concert until May 3, 2013, when the Stones debuted the song in their set list with a slightly different arrangement, during the band’s first show of the 2013 leg of the 50 & Counting… tour, in Los Angeles, California.

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Side One

Emotional Rescue

Side Two

Down in the Hole

Rick James’ Love Gun


I know I’ll be adding a Rick James LP to the collection eventually since I’m pretty disappointed to just have a few singles from my dad. I absolutely love Rick James. My mom once gave me a birthday card that played Super Freak and I still have it to this day because it made me so happy.

Rick James (born James Ambrose Johnson, Jr.; February 1, 1948 – August 6, 2004) was an American musician and composer.

Influenced by singers such as Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson, James started singing in doo-wop and R&B groups as a teenager in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. After entering the United States Navy to avoid getting drafted, he deserted to Toronto, where he formed the fusion band. James’ tenure with the group was interrupted after he was discovered recording with the group in Motown in 1966. Surrendering to military authorities, he served a one-year prison term. Upon release, James moved to California to resume his duties with the group though they eventually split. James began a series of rock bands in the California area and worked with Motown as a songwriter.

In 1977, he signed with the Gordy Records imprint of Motown as a recording artist, releasing his debut, Come Get It!, in April 1978. The album sold over two million copies and launched his career into the mainstream as a funk and soul artist. His most popular album, 1981’s Street Songs, launched him into superstardom thanks to the hit singles, “Give It to Me Baby” and “Super Freak”. After being credited as writer of the song, James became the 1990 recipient of a Best R&B Song Grammy for composing the song.

In addition to his own success, James emerged as a successful songwriter and producer for other artists, such as Teena Marie, The Temptations, Eddie Murphy, Smokey Robinson and more.

An addiction to crack hampered his career by the late 1980s. In the 1990s, his legal troubles, which included assaulting two women while under the influence of crack, led him to serve a three-year sentence at California’s Folsom State Prison. James was released on parole in 1996 and resumed his musical career releasing the album in 1997. A mild stroke suffered during a concert in early 1998 interrupted his career for a brief time.

James received new notoriety in 2004 when he appeared on an episode of Dave Chappelle’s Chappelle Show in the Charlie Murphy “True Hollywood Stories” segment of the show, in which James’ past wild lifestyle was satirized. James died later that year from heart failure at the age of 56.

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Side One

Love Gun

Side Two

Stormy Love

Ricky Nelson Is A Travelin’ Man


“Travelin’ Man” is a single by Ricky Nelson. The song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100; its b-side, “Hello Mary Lou”, reached number nine on the same chart.

The song details the loves of a traveling man. They were a “pretty señorita” in Mexico, an Eskimo in Alaska, a fräulein in Berlin, a china doll in Hong Kong, and a Polynesian in Waikiki. There were others as well, “in every port … at least one,” mentioned obliquely during the opening verse.

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Side One

Travelin’ Man

Side Two

Hello Mary Lou

You’re Sixteen


Two copies of this Ringo single. It’s always nice to have a back up but the one with the actual cover is in better condition.

“You’re Sixteen” was first performed by rockabilly singer Johnny Burnette, whose version peaked at number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December 1960 and number 3 in the U.K. in 1961.

Ringo Starr’s cover version was released as a single in the US in December 1973, and in the UK in February 1974. In January 1974, the song, taken from the album Ringo, hit number one. The B side is Devil Woman.

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Side One

You’re Sixteen

Side Two

Devil Woman

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Side One

You’re Sixteen

Side Two

Devil Woman

Honky Tonk Women


“Honky Tonk Women” is a 1969 hit song by The Rolling Stones. Released as a single on 4 July 1969 in the United Kingdom and a week later in the United States, it topped the charts in both nations. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on holiday in Brazil, inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matão, São Paulo.

Two versions of the song were recorded by the band: the familiar hit which appeared on the 45 single and their collection of late 1960s singles, Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2); and a honky-tonk version entitled “Country Honk” with slightly different lyrics, which appeared on Let It Bleed (1969).

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Side One

Honky Tonk Women

Side Two

You Can’t Always Get What You Want

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” is a song by the Rolling Stones on their 1969 album Let It Bleed. Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, it was named as the 100th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine in its 2004 list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. The song was originally released on the B-side of “Honky Tonk Women” in July 1969. Although it did not chart at the time, it later reached #42 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. One of the Stones’ most popular recordings, it has since appeared on many compilations.

The song is also very popular at Rolling Stones shows in part because of its sing-along chorus, and is played at almost every show, where it is customary for Jagger to change the lyrics from “my favourite flavour, cherry red” to the question “What’s your favourite flavour?” to which the audience replies “Cherry red!”

Genya Ravan


Genya Ravan, aka Goldie (born Genyusha Zelkovicz; April 19, 1940) is a Polish / American rock singer and producer. She was lead singer for The Escorts, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, and Ten Wheel Drive.

Genya was born in Lodz, Poland. She arrived in the United States in 1947, accompanied by her parents and one sister. She had two brothers, who died. These were the only family members who had survived the Nazi Holocaust in Europe.

Genya Ravan was named ‘Goldie’ by her mother who claimed Genyusha was not American enough. Goldie had the first successful all-girl band, Goldie & the Gingerbreads. They were the first all-girl rock band in history to be signed to a major label and climb the charts. Goldie and The Gingerbreads toured with the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, the Kinks, and Manfred Mann.

Ravan and her two partners Aram Schefrin and Mike Zager formed Ten Wheel Drive in 1969. Ten Wheel Drive lasted three years. They had many fans, but the group did not take off. Genya left the band in 1971. By 1987, Ravan had gone on to make more of her trail blazing solo rock & roll records.

In 2011, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum included Goldie and The Gingerbreads in their Women in Music exhibit which travelled from state to state. Genya Ravan toured in 2013, selling out New York City’s Iridium is going back by popular demand.

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In 2014 she was featured on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon for bearing remarkable resemblance to him in drag.

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…And I Mean It!

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Side One

Pedal to the Medal
I Won’t Sleep on the Wet Spot No More
Steve…
Stubborn Kinda Girl
It’s Me

Side Two

Junkman
Love Isn’t Love
I’m Wired, Wired, Wired
Roto Root Her
Night Owl