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Colored in the Key of D, part 3

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Wilson Pickett  Don't Knock My Love (Part 1) (1971 #13, R&B #1)   buy on itunes
The Dells  There Is (1968 #20, R&B #11)  buy on itunes
Eugene Remus  Gotta Have Your Lovin' (1961)  buy on itunes
The Miracles  Mickeys Monkey (1963 #8, R&B #3)  buy on itunes
Sly & The Family Stone  Family Affair (1971 #1, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Doris Troy  Just One Look (1963 #10, R&B #3)  buy on itunes
Willie Mitchell  Soul Serenade (Instrumental) (1968 #23, R&B #10)  buy on itunes
Jackie Wilson  For Once In My Life (1968 #70)  buy on itunes
Otis Redding  My Girl (1965, UK #11)  buy on itunes
Barbara Lynn  You'll Lose a Good Thing (1962 #8, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Bobby Taylor & The Vancouvers  Does Your Mama Know About Me (Commercial Vers) (1968 #29, R&B #5)  buy on itunes
Eddie Holman  Hey There Lonely Girl (1970 #2, R&B #4)  buy on itunes
Bren_da Holloway  You've Made Me So Very Happy (promo version) (1967 #39, R&B #40)  buy on itunes
Little Anthony & The Imperials  Tears on My Pillow (1958 #4, R&B #2)  buy on itunes
Barbara Lewis  Hello Stranger (1963 #3, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Martha & The Vandellas  Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) (1966 #70, R&B #22)  buy on itunes
Four Tops  Ain't No Woman (Like The One I've Got) (1973 #4, R&B #2)  buy on itunes
Sonny Ch_arles & The Checkmates, Ltd.  Black Pearl (1969 #13, R&B #8)  buy on itunes
Stories  Brother Louie (1973 #1, R&B #22)  buy on itunes
James Brown  Make It Funky, Pt. 1 (1971 #22, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Gwen McCrae  Rockin' Chair (Brother, Brother) (1975 #9, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles  I Second that Emotion (1967 #4, 1968 R&B #1)  buy on itunes
jackie Wilson  (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher (1967 #6, R&B #1)  buy on itunes
Clarence Reid  Noboy But You Babe (1969 #40, R&B #7)  buy on itunes
Al Wilson  Show and Tell (1974 #1, R&B #10)  buy on itunes
James & Bobby Purify  I'm Your Puppet (1966 #6, R&B #5)  buy on itunes
The Cookies  Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) (1963 #7, R&B #3)  buy on itunes
Lavern Baker  Jim Dandy (1957 #17, R&B #1)  buy on itunes


Last installment for R&B in the Key of D. This one has the slowest beat of the bunch but is far from boring (this may even be the best of the three). The range of years for the mix is 1957-1975, with the average year of 1967 (so it is a bit more contemporary than the other two). Two artists have two songs each, Jackie Wilson and The Miracles, and I chose to use a picture from the later. This mix has a lot more hits than the other two, with the exception of tracks 3, 8, 9 & surprisingly 16. Track 19 is one of the exceptions that was a huge hit on the Pop and more modestly on the R&B (rather than the other way around). It is also an exception in that it was performed by an all white group, but it is funky and mixes well with the songs surrounding it (the theme of the song is also very colored).
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Date: 2/13/2009
You sure are prolific, Joe! Another D-lightful, nostalgic mix!
avocado rabbit
Date: 2/13/2009
This is the one I like best, actually, in the series. Tracks 14 & 15 back to back are terrific songs.
Date: 2/15/2009
Good work, again! 18 and 19 are my two of my all-time faves.

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