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Less Used R&B Grooves from 1963

Artist Song Buy
The Tymes  wonderful! wonderful! (#23, #7)   buy on itunes
Lloyd Price  Misty (#11, #21)  buy on itunes
The Exciters  Do Wah Diddy Diddy (#47, 1964 #78)  buy on itunes
The Olympics  The Bounce (#22, #40)  buy on itunes
The Alley Cats  Puddin N' Tain (Ask Me Again, I'll Tell You the Same) (#21, #43)  buy on itunes
Jackie Wilson  Shake! Shake! Shake! (#21, #33)  buy on itunes
The Orlons  Cross Fire! (#25, #19)  buy on itunes
Wilbert Harrison  Near to You (#39)  buy on itunes
Dee Dee Sharp  Wild! (#25, #33)  buy on itunes
The Drifters  I'll Take You Home (#24, #25)  buy on itunes
Kim Weston  Love Me All The Way (#24, #88)  buy on itunes
Otis Redding  These Arms of Mine (#20, #85)  buy on itunes
Gene Chandler  Rainbow (#11, #47)  buy on itunes
Bobby Bland  The Feeling is Gone (#36, 1964 #91)  buy on itunes
Chuck Jackson  Any Other Way (#47, #81)  buy on itunes
Baby Washington  Leave Me Alone (#21, #62)  buy on itunes
Lloyd Price  Billie Baby (1964 #38, 1964 #84)  buy on itunes
Fats Domino  Red Sails In The Sunset (#24, #35)  buy on itunes
James Brown  These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You (#25, #55)  buy on itunes
Otis Redding  Pain in My Heart (1964 #11, 1964 #61)  buy on itunes
'Sonny Boy' Williamson  Help Me (#24)  buy on itunes
Little Johnny Taylor  You'll Need Another Favor (#27)  buy on itunes
Dionne Warwick  This Empty Place (#26, #84)  buy on itunes
Percy Mayfield  The River's Invitation (#25, #99)  buy on itunes
Nancy Wilson  Tell Me the Truth (#22, #73)  buy on itunes
Ben E. King  I (Who Have Nothing) (#16, #29)  buy on itunes
Otis Redding  That's What My Heart Needs (#27)  buy on itunes
The Tymes  Somewhere (#35, 1964 #19)  buy on itunes


This mix was due to a tip I received from Rockin' Jim Rigsbee (from KPOO radio) who has the Grinder's Grooveyard Show on the radio every Monday night. He clued me in to the fact that Joel Whitburn now had a pay site of his data on the internet. You can find it at, and you will receive 5 free credits to try out the site. What I did with my credits is I did a search for all R&B songs for the year 1963, then made this mix based on the songs that didn't make the top 10 on the R&B ch_arts (and most of them, with the exception of the first and last song) didn't do so well on the Pop ch_arts (four of those used didn't make the Pop Top 100 ch_arts at all). Three songs here are by Otis Redding which I can't help but think that they are all top notch, even if one of them didn't cross over into the Pop ch_arts (the picture is of him).
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Funky Ratchet
Date: 1/30/2009
I always love your mixes, Joe...informative and full of great tunes. I only know a small handful here, but it looks impeccably researched. Will have to take a look at that site too.
avocado rabbit
Date: 1/31/2009
Haven't heard people like Gene Chandler and The Orlons in ages. If for nothing else but hearing them, it would worthwhile. But looks to be a whole lot more to discover here.
Date: 2/3/2009
I'm loving this Baby Washington track. Overall this is great, but that song just stays with me. Thanks for sharing.
Date: 2/9/2009
Seriously in depth! And great to learn of Whitburn's site... thanks.

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