I Pledge My Love For Peaches & Herb


There are so many Peaches & Herb hits, but I pretty much love them all. They’re almost all ear worms, getting stuck in your head with any suggestion of lyrics. I do have two LPs (use the tags to check them out) and a few more singles coming up too but this single seemed the most appropriate to “pledge” my own love for P&H!

PeachesHerbIPledgeMyLove

Side One

I Pledge My Love

Side Two

(I Want Us) Back Together

Peabo Bryson


Peabo Bryson (born Robert Peapo Bryson, April 13, 1951, given name changed from “Peapo” to Peabo c. 1965) is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter, born in Greenville, South Carolina. He is well known for singing soft-rock ballads (often as a duo with female singers) and his contribution to several Disney animated feature soundtracks.

PeaboBrysonIfYoureEverInMyArmsAgain

Side One

If You’re Ever in My Arms Again

Side Two

There’s No Getting Over You

PeaboBrysonCanYouStopRain

Side One

Can You Stop the Rain

Side Two

I Wish You Love

Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson


Peggy Scott-Adams (born Peggy Stoutmeyer, June 25, 1948) is a soul and R&B singer. She is sometimes known by her former name of Peggy Scott, and billed as “The Little Lady with the Big Voice”.

Joseph M. Hewell, better known under his stage name Jo Jo Benson (April 15, 1938 – December 23, 2014) was an American R&B singer.

PeggyScottJoJoBenson

Side One

Pure Love and Pleasure

Side Two

Pickin’ Wild Mountain Berries

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop Peter Wolf Is Crazy


Have you been following the blog for a while? Does the name Peter Wolf sound familiar to you? It didn’t sound familiar to me at first and when I did a quick search to see if he’s come up previously, he had been mentioned in a post about one of my favorite events from last year, The Boston Music Awards because of his work with Johnny A.. Check out the post HERE, it definitely was a spectacular evening!

Peter Wolf (born Peter W. Blankfield; March 7, 1946) is an American rhythm and blues, soul and rock and roll musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983; and for a successful solo career with writing partner Will Jennings.

Oo-Ee-Diddley-BopPeterWolf

Side One

Oo-Ee-Diddley-Bop

Side Two

Crazy

Mr. Richard’s Reviews: The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can


The Pointer Sisters – Yes We Can Can (written by A. Toussaint and produced by David Rubinson & Friends, Inc.)

I honestly don’t know much about The Pointer Sisters in terms of biographical information, but I am familiar with their funky, soulful music. I was sort of surprised to see how many of their singles that we have in our collection. I was fingering through one of Erica’s piles and realized that I couldn’t just skip over them because I don’t know what their legacy is. That almost made me feel obligated to check them out again. It was so worth it.

This song is amazing, poignant, and relevant in our current state of race, sex, and community relationships with the police. It really sucks that I never got to meet Frank, because the more Erica and I talk about police enforcement the more that I find I would have gotten along with him. I hope he find respect for me, because Erica has imprinted his general attitude in a way that I find reputable. I would copy the lyrics to this entire song, because they are great. However, it is much better to just listen to it.

The Pointer Sisters have a great way of blending their individual voices that doesn’t necessarily fit into a round. It is so much more sophisticated. The background vocals are very much a part of the foreground as there are conversational in their delivery. Even the music is complicated, because it almost sounds like a hip hop riff from 1973. I adore the message that “Yes We Can Can”!

– Mr. Richard

Check out the original post HERE (in case you missed it yesterday).

Philip Bailey Knows


Philip Bailey (born May 8, 1951) is an American R&B, soul, gospel and funk singer, songwriter, percussionist and actor, best known as one of the longtime members of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.

Noted for his four-octave vocal range and distinctive falsetto register, Bailey has won seven Grammy Awards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame as a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Bailey was also inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame for his work with the band.

PhilipBaileyKnows

Side One

I Know

Side Two

I Know

Rick James With The Stone City Band


Come Get It! is Rick James and the Stone City Band’s debut album on Motown sub-label Gordy Records and was released in April 1978. The singles, “You and I” and “Mary Jane” pushed Come Get It! to 2×Platinum status.

When I saw the track listing for this album, I had to have it. Immediately. I’ve loved the original version of Mary Jane forever and almost all the samplings of it. I had a playlist for the longest time with the original, 213’s version including the clips from Dave Chappelle.

The song has been covered and sampled by numerous artists. Including:

  • I’m Real (Murder Remix) by Jennifer Lopez ft. Ja Rule
  • Smoke Buddah by Redman
  • Rollin’ the Dice by Master P
  • It was sampled along with All Night Long, in “Mary Jane (All Night Long)” by Mary J. Blige
  • James’ stage banter from a live performance of “Mary Jane” was sampled in Kanye West’s 2010 single “Runaway”

RickJamesStoneCityBand

Come Get It!

Rick James with the Stone City Band

Side One

Stone City Band, Hi!
You and I
Sexy Lady
Dream Maker

Side Two

Be My Lady
Mary Jane
Hollywood
Stone City Band, Bye!

A Ray Of Hope Because People Got To Be Free


I don’t think he’s picked out the actual single yet, but Mr. Richard loves The Rascals so he’ll definitely be reviewing at least one of theirs. Be on the look out for it coming up in the next few days!

RascalsRayOfHope

Side One

A Ray of Hope

Side Two

Any Dance’ll Do

RascalsPeopleGotToBeFree

Side One

People Got to Be Free

Side Two

My World