Struttin My Stuff # 19 - Soul Got Reggae

A very warm welcome to ya all!

Temperature is rising to thirty degrees Celsisus here in Barcelona, so what about some tropical sounds in this Struttin My Stuff show? This time around it´s Jamaicanized versions of American soul classics. A quick look at what we offer:
* Gimme some more  is a version of  the JBs tune. Done in 1972 by a unknown studio band.
* A year later Sidney, George & Jackie (aka The Pioneers) did a killer version of the killer Papa Was A Rolling Stone  by the Temptations.
* Movin up in time, in 1975 we find the unknown Carl Bradney with a fine version of  War´s anti ghetto violence anthem Slipping Into Darkness.

*The history of Jamaican music would different without Curtis Mayfield. The Impressions´ Gypsy Woman -as a lot of other Mayfield songs - was covered by several Jamaican artists. This version by Milton Henry might be the best.
* Is It Because I´m Black?  was first released by soul/blues man Syl Johnson on the Twilight label in 1968.  Ken Boothe´s great version was a a single in Jamaica, before it ended up - with added horns - on his 1973 album Let´s Get It On.
* OK, nothing beats Otis and Aretha´s versions of Respect, but it´s nice to hear Norma Fraser´s ´lighter´ rendention.
*Last record of the show is Prince Buster´s 1966 version of  James Carr´s Dark End Of The Street.
We have the man himself on the show too, together will other soul greats like the Bar Keys and Wilson Picket, plus plenty of other goodies form various fields, going from the springy cumbia made by Peru´s Los Sander´s de Nana  to (talking about great covers!) Ike And Tina Turner doing an incredible I Smell Trouble,  which must have made Bobby Blue Bland groaning out of sheer delight.

Have fun with the show!

TB Turpentine 

Playlist Struttin My Stuff # 19 -  Soul Got Reggae 

Intro:  ´How to spell Kingston´
01 The Studio Sound - Give Me Some More (Downtown, 1972)
02 Guitar Shorty – Ways Of A Man  (Pull, 1959)
03 Bo Didley – You Can´t Judge a Book By Looking At The Cover  (Checker, 1962)
04 John Mayall – Looking Back (Decca, 1966)
05 Ike and  Tina Turner – I Smell Trouble (Blue Thumb, 1969)
06 Reverend Lonnie Farris -  Walk To Thee  (??, 1962-1964)
07 Sidney, George &  Jackie -  Papa Was A Rolling Stone (Attack, 1973)
08 Ronnie Hawkins – Sick And Tired (Cotillion, 1971)
09 The Rolling Stones -  Do You Think I Really Care aka Yellow Cab (unreleased, 1978)
10 Manu Dibango  - Yo Na Nga  (Sango, 1992)
11 Carl Bradney – Slipping  Into Darkness  (Orchid, 1975)
12 Lee Jackson – Keep Your Mouth Shut  (Atlantic, 1965)
13 Milton Henry – Gypsy Woman  (Success, 1976)
14 The Cookies – Later Later
15 Blind Gary Davies – I Belong To The Band, Hallelujah
16 Clifton Chenier -  Josephine  Par Se Ma Femme  (Arhoolie, 1970)
17 Wilson Picket – That´s A Man´s Way  (Atlantic, 1966)
18 Ken Boothe -  Is It Because I´m Black?  (Trojan, 1973)
20 Los Sander´s de Nana -  El  Tramboyito  (Difa, 1972)
21 Joe Hill Louis  - A´ Jumpin´  And A´ Shufflin  (Columbia, 1949)
22 Randy Hobbs – You Better Run (Gator, 1960)
23 The Bar Keys -  Knucklehead (Volt, 1967)
24 Norma Fraser – Respect  (Coxsone, 1968)
25 James Carr -  She´s Better Than You  (Goldwax, 1966)
26 Prince Buster – Dark End Of The Street  (Blue Beat, 1967)
Outro: Magic Dick – Magics Mood  (Atlantic, 1976)

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