Brook Benton - For My Baby (c.1961)
Dolly Parton - Don’t Drop Out (c.1966)
Dolly doing her best Shangri-Las impersonation. This was the B-side to her “Control Yourself” single. Released on Monument Records, USA c.1966.
Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con (c.1968)
Serge Gainsbourg cut “Requiem pour un Con” in 1968
for Jean Gabin’s film Le Pacha.
Jesse Belvin - Let’s Try Romance
Every time I hear your name
My heart is bippin’ and boppin’, oh bippin’ in vain.
Johnnie Taylor - You’re Good For Me (c.1969)
The Delfonics - Ready or Not Here I Come (Can’t Hide From Love) - c.1969
…used as the basis of the Fugees’ Ready Or Not
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (c.1967)
Floyd Cramer - Last Date (c.1961)
Floyd Cramer (October 27, 1933 – December 31, 1997) was an American Hall of Fame pianist who was one of the architects of the “Nashville sound”. He was known for his “slip note” piano style, where an out-of-key note slides into the correct note. - wikipedia.org
How to play Last Date on the piano:
Sam Cooke - (Ain’t That) Good News
…nothing wrong with a little Sam Cooke on your birthday.
American Bandstand. April 04, 1964. Full interview after song.
…Jones was born in Cincinnati, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at the age of seven, where she first started singing.
The Supremes - Where Did Our Love Go? (c.1964)
Frankie Beverly & The Butlers - Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) c.1968
Wendy Rene - After Laughter (Comes Tears) c.1964