(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher – Otis Redding (#314)

A Million Songs #000314 (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher – Otis Redding [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:3k7Lc9nfRyN3J4ITcROBay” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Carl Smith & Gary Jackson Vocals: Otis Redding Guitar: Steve Cropper Bass: Donald “Duck” Dunn Drums: Al Jackson, Jr. Organ, Piano: Booker T. Jones Organ, Piano: Isaac Hayes Tenor Sax: Andrew Jackson … Continue reading (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher – Otis Redding (#314)

(We’ve Got) Honey Love – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (#276)

A Million Songs #000276 (We’ve Got) Honey Love – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:7cVsagkIXDEiUqupogEdkU” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Richard Morris & Sylvia Moy Lead Vocals: Martha Reeves  Backing Vocals: Rosalind Ashford Backing Vocals: Lois Reeves Additional Background Vocals: The Andantes Music: The Funk Brothers Producer: Richard Morris Studio: Hitsville USA – Detroit, … Continue reading (We’ve Got) Honey Love – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (#276)

(The) Magician – 49th Parallel (#249)

A Million Songs #000249 (The) Magician – 49th Parallel [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:10LkpSyAJpqVwCcDWpiSdL” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Don Hockett Vocals: Dennis Abbot Guitar: Dan Lowe Bass: Dave Downey Organ: Dennis Mundy Drums: Terry Bare Producer: Don Grashley & Chuck Williams Record Label: Maverick Records Releases Original Release: 49th Parallel – 49th Parallel Original Release Date: 1969   Links: Facebook Thread Music Brainz Rate … Continue reading (The) Magician – 49th Parallel (#249)

(The) Happy Song – The Box Tops (#248)

A Million Songs #000248 (The) Happy Song – The Box Tops [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5aYrlV5ebyHjV3cg1Euh9P” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Alex Chilton Vocals, Guitar: Alex Chilton  Guitar, Vocals: Gary Talley Keyboards, Vocals: Rick Allen Bass, Vocals: Bill Cunningham Drums, Percussion, Vocals: Thomas Boggs Producer: Tommy Cogbill & Chips Moman Studio: American Recording Studio – Memphis, TN Record Label: … Continue reading (The) Happy Song – The Box Tops (#248)

(Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me – 49th Parallel (#65)

A Million Songs #000065 (Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me – 49th Parallel [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:30W5qyqlmZZZwNQ8lawj3q” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] Personnel: Written By: Dan Lowe Vocals: Dennis Abbot Guitar: Dan Lowe Bass: Dave Downey Organ: Dennis Mundy Drums: Terry Bare Producer: Don Grashley & Chuck Williams Record Label: Maverick Records Releases Original Release: 49th Parallel … Continue reading (Come On Little Child &) Talk To Me – 49th Parallel (#65)

(A) Sweet Young Thing Like You – The Friends Of Distinction (#39)

A Million Songs #000039 (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You – The Friends Of Distinction [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5o1HaroL6iRw9WhOi0QNuC” width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] This song started out in a slower, bluesy number by Big Dee Irwin in 1966. When covering it here, The Friends of Distinction added the parenthetical at the beginning. Listen: Amazon Google Play Spotify … Continue reading (A) Sweet Young Thing Like You – The Friends Of Distinction (#39)

(1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days – Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles (#34)

A Million Songs #000034 (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days – Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles [iframe src=”https://open.spotify.com/embed?uri=spotify:track:5magmNV0VpddMOf3cF45q9″ width=”300″ height=”80″ frameborder=”0″ allowtransparency=”true”] I hate most of the charting music on the Billboard charts of the 1980’s. I think it’s mostly because of the production choices made in that era. The desire to make everything clean, glossy, and … Continue reading (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count The Days – Patti Labelle & The Bluebelles (#34)