(You’re The) Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley (#319)

A Million Songs #000319 (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:0D1pEisM3QkiacGXJe5dmd” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye Vocals: Elvis Presley  Guitar: Scotty Moore Bass: Ray Seigel Drums: D.J. Fontana Percussion: Emil Radocchi Piano: Dudley Brooks Backing Vocals: The Jordanaires Bass Vocals: J.D. Sumner Studio: RCA Studios – … Continue reading (You’re The) Devil In Disguise – Elvis Presley (#319)

(Wish It Were Saturday Night) All Week Long – Johnny Burnette (#294)

A Million Songs #000294 (Wish It Were Saturday Night) All Week Long – Johnny Burnette Personnel: Written By: Bob Perper Vocals: Johnny Burnette Guitar: Jerry Cole Guitar: William K. Pitman Bass: George Sylvester “Red” Callender Mallets: Frank Capp Drums: Earl Cyril Palmer, Jr. Piano: Donald Robertson Trombone: Harold Diner Trumpet: Anthony Terran Cello: Jesse Ehrlich, … Continue reading (Wish It Were Saturday Night) All Week Long – Johnny Burnette (#294)

(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love (#265)

A Million Songs #000265 (Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5ptJe6wIiQSdD61oj72iOg” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zQ_xCX6TA4 Personnel: Written By: Ellie Greenwich, Tony Powers, & Phil Spector Vocals: Darlene Love Musicians; The Wrecking Crew Producer: Phil Spector Studio: Gold Star Studios – Hollywood, CA Record Label: Philles Lyrics: Genius Song Meanings Releases Original … Continue reading (Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry – Darlene Love (#265)

(There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car – Elvis Presley (#257)

A Million Songs #000257 (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car – Elvis Presley [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3oGWYA9GjE0Kxb6rgeg7qk” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Fred Wise & Dick Manning Vocals: Elvis Presley  Electric Guitar: Scotty Moore Acoustic Guitar: Barney Kessel Acoustic Guitar: Tiny Timbrell Bass: Ray Seigel Piano: Dudley Brooks Drums: D.J. Fontana Drums: Hal … Continue reading (There’s) No Room To Rhumba In A Sports Car – Elvis Presley (#257)

(The Man With the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band – The Supremes (#247)

A Million Songs #000247 (The Man With the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3AjKp3NlrLpC7UCYlfxxzg” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] While working on this project I’ve been enthralled by how wide-spread the symbiosis between soul and country music was, all the way up into the 1970’s. This song is an audacious blending of the two. For … Continue reading (The Man With the) Rock and Roll Banjo Band – The Supremes (#247)

(Let’s Dance) The Screw (Part 1) – The Crystals (#187)

A Million Songs #000187 (Let’s Dance) The Screw (Part 1) – The Crystals While this song as a strange and sordid history, I find it hilarious that a song crafted specifically to screw someone over by not making money, would be one that I find enjoyable. Personnel: Written By: Phil Spector Producer: Phil Spector Record Label: … Continue reading (Let’s Dance) The Screw (Part 1) – The Crystals (#187)

(I’d Love To) Make Love To You – Freddie King (#139)

A Million Songs #000139 (I’d Love To) Make Love To You – Freddie King Personnel: Writen By: N. Nardo & R. Thorne Vocals, Guitar: Freddie King Guitar: Fred Jordan Bass: Bill Willis Drums: Phillip Paul Piano: Sonny Thompson Saxophone: Clifford Scott, Gene Redd Record Label: Federal Records Releases Original Release: Freddie King – (I’d Love To) Make Love To You/One … Continue reading (I’d Love To) Make Love To You – Freddie King (#139)

(Extra Read All About) Ben – Bo Diddley (#87)

A Million Songs #000087 (Extra Read All About) Ben – Bo Diddley [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:52GIzcL6E5d1gXKgK2D3P8″ width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”]   Personnel: Written By: Billy Davis & Holland Studio: Ter-Mar Recording Studio – Chicago, IL Record Label: Checker Records Releases Original Release: Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley & Company Original Release Date: 1963.01.xx Links: Facebook Thread Music … Continue reading (Extra Read All About) Ben – Bo Diddley (#87)

(Can You) Feel It (Part 1) – James Brown (#62)

A Million Songs #000062 (Can You) Feel It (Part 1) – James Brown [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:6LF2GA7bcrWztID7XSVpkk” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] We’ve already hit another instrumental organ cut by James Brown (the first being #6 – “D” Thing). This one, however, was released as a single, as a two-parter. Personnel: Written By: James Brown Organ: James Brown … Continue reading (Can You) Feel It (Part 1) – James Brown (#62)

$100 Bill – Buddy Guy (#25)

A Million Songs #000025 $100 Bill – Buddy Guy [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:7uw97TP2bTMuhkfRPV9sVx” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Top 1% Originally recorded in 1963, this song wasn’t released in the US until 1992’s “Complete Chess Studio Recordings”. While it owes a bit of inspiration to Barrett Strong’s “Money”, (which he also covered elsewhere), he definitely built it up … Continue reading $100 Bill – Buddy Guy (#25)