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Less Used R&B Grooves from 1963

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


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.