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Hard To Handle – Otis Redding / The Commitments

Otis or The Commitments ?

“Hard to Handle” is a 1968 song written by American soul star Otis Redding along with Al Bell and Allen Jones. Originally recorded by Redding, it was released in 1968 as the B-side to “Amen” (shortly after the singer’s sudden death in 1967). The song also appears on the 1968 album The Immortal Otis Redding. Redding’s version reached #38 on the Billboard R&B charts and #51 on the pop charts.

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Nightshift – The Commodores

A reader of the blog reminded me of this song – Another oldie but classic. Motown, aka these days, Universal Music

“Nightshift” is a 1985 song by the Commodores and the title track from their eleventh album of the same name. The song was written by lead singer Walter Orange in collaboration with Dennis Lambert and Franne Golde, as a loving tribute to soul/R&B singers Jackie Wilson and Marvin Gaye, both of whom died in 1984. The song was released as the album’s first single on January 31, 1985 by Motown Records in the United States.

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DON CHARISMA, Fats Domino in Amsterdam, Fats during his performance in the Concertgebouw * November 3, 1962, Fats Domino, Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr., Rock and roll, boogie-woogie, New Orleans, rhythm and blues, Blueberry Hill, Im Walkin', Aint That a Shame, The Fat Man, Blue Monday, Walking to New Orleans, I Hear You Knockin, My Blue Heaven, Im in Love Again

Blueberry Hill – Fats Domino

Another oldie but classic, by Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. – His most famous song

DON CHARISMA, Fats Domino in Amsterdam, Fats tijdens zijn optreden in het Concertgebouw *3 november 1962, Fats Domino, Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr., Rock and roll, boogie-woogie, New Orleans, rhythm and blues

“Blueberry Hill” is a popular song published in 1940 best remembered for its 1950s rock and roll version by Fats Domino. The music was written by Vincent Rose, the lyrics by Larry Stock and Al Lewis.

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DON CHARISMA, Fats Domino in Amsterdam, Fats during his performance in the Concertgebouw * November 3, 1962, Fats Domino, Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr., Rock and roll, boogie-woogie, New Orleans, rhythm and blues, Blueberry Hill, Im Walkin', Aint That a Shame, The Fat Man, Blue Monday, Walking to New Orleans, I Hear You Knockin, My Blue Heaven, Im in Love Again

Blue Monday – Fats Domino

Another oldie but classic, by Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. .

Two versions, second is live – a good live performance.

DON CHARISMA, Fats Domino in Amsterdam, Fats tijdens zijn optreden in het Concertgebouw *3 november 1962, Fats Domino, Antoine "Fats" Domino Jr., Rock and roll, boogie-woogie, New Orleans, rhythm and blues

“Blue Monday” is a song originally, written by Dave Bartholomew, first recorded in 1953 by Smiley Lewis and issued as a single, in January 1954, on Imperial Records (catalog # 5268). The single, with a slow-rocking beat, features an instrumental electric guitar solo by Lewis.

It was later popularized in a recording by Fats Domino in 1956, also on Imperial (catalog # 5417), on which the songwriting credit was shared between him and Bartholomew. Most later versions have credited Bartholomew and Domino as co-writers. The baritone saxophone solo is by Herbert Hardesty.

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