Starting and ending with ‘Everyday People’ made famous by Sly and the Family Stone, we made a playlist powered by Hittin’Around. It has Bill Withers, Peggy Lee, Dionne Warwick, Natalie Cole and many more.
Rolling Stone: “Everyday People” was released as a single shortly before it appeared on Sly and the Family Stone’s fourth LP, Stand!, which explored everything from hot funk to cool pop.
Sly and the Family Stone : Back in 1967, when the interracial, mixed-gender combo burst onto the scene with their debut album, the burgeoning rock & roll subculture was, as always, hungry for fresh kicks and different sounds. But no one was quite prepared for the magical, multi-faceted musical mix Sly and company served up.
Soul Seduction : After her time exploring the music traditions of Brazil and her success with the album ”Meu Brasil” Miriam Aïda has been spotted in several national TV shows. Miriam´s extensive talent travels through a number of musical landscapes and since her debut 2002 with Jan Lundgren Trio and Fredrik Kronkvist she has released 5 albums.
The History of Rock : The next Chiffons single. “Lucky Me” was as much a flop as “He’s So Fine” was a hit. In order to not lose momentum, the Tokens immediately produced a third single “One Fine Day.” “One Fine Day” proved to have the same simple appeal as “He’s So Fine,” and the Carole King-Gerry Goffin composition rocketed up the charts to #5 Pop in June and #6 R&B.
Answers.com : The Radiants eventually signed with Chess and recorded under the tutelage of Billy Davis, Berry Gordy’s ex-songwriting partner. Their first release, “Father Knows Best” backed by “One Day I’ll Show You,” in 1962, stiffed in some cities but was a hit in Cleveland.
Wikipedia : William “Beau Dollar” Bowman was a soul vocalist and drummer for King Records (USA). He performed on many studio albums for various artists under contract with King, including James Brown. His most prominent work was performed as Beau Dollar & The Dapps and Beau Dollar & The Coins.
Ready steady girls! : Caterina Caselli found fame in the 1966 San Remo song contest with Nessuno mi può giudicare and went on to become one of Italy’s most successful singers of the 1960s and starred in several screen musicals.
A small selection of whatever fills my head! : David Ruffin’s unreleased third solo album, finally unleashed from deep in the Motown vault. Included on this exclusive limited edition are the original 12 tracks with Motown’s Funk Brothers band in full flower scheduled for release as Motown 733, plus seven bonus tracks from the album sessions, and the mono single mixes of the four songs issued as singles in 1971.
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