Archive for the 'Soul / Funk / Motown' Category

Motown meets Bayou: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “I heard it through the grapevine” (1970)

Posted by pharland on January 5th, 2008 filed in 1960s, 1970s, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Gaye, Marvin, Soul / Funk / Motown

Listen while you read: “Heard it through the grapevine” (a half-decent recording of the song on youtube opens up in a new window) I’ve been listening to a lot of Motown and related (R&B, Soul, Funk) since getting back into vinyl, including the likes of Al Green, Supremes, Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and others. Marvin [...]

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Roberta Flack’s Chapter Two (1970): Reverend Lee

Posted by pharland on September 29th, 2007 filed in 1970s, Dylan, Bob, Flack, Roberta, Soul / Funk / Motown

Listen while you read: “Reverend Lee” (audio) Roberta Flack is perhaps best known for her influential performance of the song “Killing me softly with his song” back in 1973, recently re-covered by the Fugees (if 1997 is “recent” to anyone else). Flack’s early work, before the years of disco set in and had their deleterious [...]

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