|By Eli (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 01:49 am:|
I am starting a thread on that age old phenomena the Answer Record whereby an artist does an answer or retaliation based on the topic of the former record.
Just to get the ball rolling I will name a few.
1.She's got the papers on me by Richard "Dimples" Fields. The answer was by Jean Knight and Premium called "You got the papers but I got the man"
2.Roxane, Roxanne by U.T.F.O., and the onslaught of answers beginning with "The Real Roxanne by roxanne Shante.
3. Shop Around by The Miracles and You don't have to shop around by The Mad Lads
You get the drift. How many can you think of??
|By John Lester (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 02:35 am:|
Get a job - Silhouettes and Got a Job - Miracles
Shop Around - Miracles Don't Let Him shop Around - Debbie Dean
Not so much on an answer record but..
My Girl - Temps My Guy - Mary Wells or even My Guy, My Girl - Supes and the Temps
What was the one that went with Mary Wells-You Beat Me to The Punch...was it Gene Chandler's "You Threw a Lucky Punch"
|By SisDetroit (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 02:38 am:|
Woman to Woman - Shirley Brown
From His Woman To You - Barbara Mason
|By LG Nilsson (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 04:09 am:|
It's A Man Down There - G.L. Crockett 4 Brothers
I'm The Man Down There - Jimmy Reed VJ
|By MEL&THEN SOME (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 04:11 am:|
James Brown-Papa's got a bag of his own.
Anna King-Mamma's got a bag of her own.
Mamie Galore-It aint Necessary.
Brandi Alexander-Do right man.
The Four Larks-Grooving at the Go Go.
The Detroit Sound-Jumping at the Go Go.
Williams and Watson-Two for the price of one.
The O'Jays-Four for the price of one.
Jock Mitchell-Nomad Woman.
Stuart Ames-King for a Day.
Bobby Treetop-Wait 'till I get to know ya'.
E.Rodney Jones-RnB time.
Clarence Jackson-If it dont fit,dont force it.
|By LG Nilsson (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 04:21 am:|
Can I Get A Witness - Marvin Gaye
Now I've Got A Witness - Rolling Stones
|By Ritchie (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 05:40 am:|
The Shirelles - Will You Love Me Tomorrow
The Satintones - Tomorrow And Always
I guess this is one that BG wished he'd never answered!
|By dvdmike (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 09:03 am:|
Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That
The Bobbettes - I Don't Like It Like That
Sam Cooke - Bring It On Home To Me
Carla Thomas - I'll Bring It On Home To You
The Bobbettes - Mr. Lee
The Bobbettes - I Shot Mr. Lee
Gene Chandler - Duke Of Earl
The Pearlettes - Duchess Of Earl
Little Otis - I Out-Duked The Duke
|By john dixon (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 11:04 am:|
Clarence Carter-"Tell Daddy"
Etta James-"Tell Mama"
|By SteveS (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 12:01 pm:|
Q: Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
A: Dawn of Correction - the Spokesmen
(Sorry, both the question and the answer belong on the Errgg thread, not here, but I don't want to wake a sleeping monster).
|By wk (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 03:09 pm:|
OK, here's what I consider the ultimate soul answer song:
Johnnie Taylor - Jody's Got Your Girl and Gone (Stax)
and here are a few of the answers:
Sam & Dave - Jody Ryder Got Killed
Bobbie Newsome - Jody, Come Back and Get Your Shoes
Jean Knight - Don't Talk About Jody
Reggie Soul - I Got Jody
Johnnie Taylor - Standing in for Jody (written by Bobby Newsome!)
Geater Davis - I Don't Worry About Jody
Lee Webber - Seventh Son (metions "Jody don't even come around if I been there")
|By 1wicked (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 05:37 pm:|
wk...don't forget Johnnie Taylor's "Jody Gotcha Girl & Gone" !!
|By Sue (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 08:11 pm:|
Another "Mr. Lee" answer song was "Jivin' Mr. Lee" by Detroit's Kenny Martin.
Then there's "Work With Me Annie" by Detroit's Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, followed by "Annie Had A Baby" by the Midnighters, then "Work with me Henry (the Wallflower)" by Etta James.
Wasn't "Bad Girl" by the Miracles an answer song to something?
|By Lynn Bruce (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 09:05 pm:|
And then there was Henry had Flatfeet--By Hank Balard and the Midnighters
|By acooolcat (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 09:32 pm:|
The Marvelettes - Playboy
The Pyramids - I'm The Playboy
|By thecount (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 10:11 pm:|
THE BOSS,The ORIGINAL BOSS,"BIG JOE TURNER"
"SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL"--get out of that bed,wash yo face and hands,you wear those dresses,the sun comes shinning through.
BILL HALEY&COMETS--SHAKE RATTLE AND ROLL-
get out in the kitcken and rattle those pots and pans,roll my breakfast cause I'am a hungry man.
BIG JOE TURNER--BOSS OF THE BLUES.
|By nikki (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 12:41 am:|
Chuck Berry - Maybellene/ Big John Greer - Come Back Maybellene
Chubby Martin - It's Not a Man's World /Irma Thomas - It's a Man's Woman's World
James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag/ Anna King - Mama's got a bag of her own
Ernie K-doe - Mother-in-law/ Blossoms - Son-in-law
Dominos - Sixty minute man/Du-droppers - Can't do Sixty No More
Drifters - Save the Last Dance For Me/Damita Jo - I'll save the last dance for you
Annette Funicello - Tall Paul/Carol King - Short Mort
Isaac Hayes - Shaft/ R B Freeman - I'm Shaft (You ain't Shaft)
Claude King - Wolverton Mountain/Jo Ann Campbell - I'm the Girl From Wolverton Mountain
Jean Knight - Mr Big Stuff/Jimmy Hicks - I'm Mr Big Stuff
Gene McDaniels - Tower of Strength/Gloria Lynn - I'll Be Your Tower of Strength
Johnnie Taylor - Whose makin' love/Little Freddie Lee - I'm makin' love
Mary Wells - You beat me to the punch/Gene Chandler - You threw a lucky punch
Betty Wright - Clean up Woman/Jimmy "Bo" Horne - Clean up Man
Titus Turner - We Told You Not to Marry/?
|By Sue (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 12:48 am:|
Somebody's got to play this stuff back to back on the radio ...Willy W.?
|By Mark Speck (184.108.40.206) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 12:59 am:|
"Somebody Stole My Dog"--Rufus Thomas
"I Didn't Steal Your Dog"--Virgil Til
"Rufus, Come and Get Your Dog"--forgot the artist here!
|By PhilH (220.127.116.11) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 04:28 am:|
Ray Charles "Hit The Road, Jack" answered by The Chantels "Well, I Told You"
|By Livonia Ken (18.104.22.168) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 09:54 am:|
Can you answer your own song?
Peggy Sue & Peggy Sue Got Married - Buddy Holly
Please, Mr. Postman & Twistin' Postman - The Marvelettes
I think latter day B-side "Paper Boy" fits in there somewhere, too. I anxiously await the comeback track "UPS Dude".
One of the more famous answer songs was Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama" in response to Neil Young's "Southern Man".
Perhaps not direct answer songs, but all of those songs where the solo Beatles seemed to be taking jabs at each other seemed to be a distant cousin to the phenomenon:
Too Many People - Paul McCartney (Spring of 1971)
How Do You Sleep? - John Lennon (Fall of 1971)
Sue Me Sue You Blues - George Harrison (Spring of 1973)
|By wk (22.214.171.124) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 06:16 pm:|
a few more to ponder...
isley bros. - it's your thing
marva whitney - it's my thing
marie queenie lyons - your thing ain't no good without my thing
and another one for the mr.big stuff chain...
jonn-el - miss sweet stuff
bar kays - son of shaft
|By SUe (126.96.36.199) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 06:46 pm:|
Good one on the Beatles!
|By nikki (188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 07:39 pm:|
Here are a few more I forgot to list earlier:
There Goes My Baby (Drifters)
I Found My Baby (Lexingtons)
Who's That Knocking (Genies)
It's Me Knocking (Jeanie & Her Boyfriends)
Stay (Maurice Williams/Zodiacs)
Go (Pearline Caesar)
Image of A Girl (Safaris)
Image of A Boy (Meredith Mac Rae)
Get A Job (Silhouettes)
I Lost My Job (Supremes Four)
Cherry Pie/A Second Helping of Cherry Pie (Marvin & Johnny)
Sixteen Candles/You Blew Out the Candles (Crests)
At the Hop/Back to the Hop (Danny & the Juniors)
(My apologies in advance if I've accidentally repeated any already mentioned
|By R&B (184.108.40.206) on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 09:36 am:|
OOO BABY,BABY,THE MIRACLES,OOO BABY I CAN'T DO WITHOUT YOU,DION JACKSON,BEAUTY'S ONLY SKIN DEEP,THE TEMPS,MORE ON THE INSIDE,THE TEMPS.
|By Livonia Ken (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, February 04, 2003 - 10:15 am:|
More answering your own song:
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode, Bye Bye Johnny
There was also the Slickers' reggae track "Johnny Too Bad" that may or may not count. I believe there were a few artists who titled songs "Johhny B. Bad" as well as a punk group who came up with the pleasant idea of "Johnny B. Dead"
Can anybody keep track of all of the variations and extensions of Stagger Lee/Stagolee/Stack O' Lee?
|By Livonia Ken (18.104.22.168) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 11:38 am:|
One more self-answerer. How about the Jimmy Castor Bunch:
Hey Leroy, Your Mama's Callin' You
Say Leroy (The Creature from the Black Lagoon Is Your Father)
The Return of Leroy
Not to mention "Troglodyte" and the continued adventures of "Bertha"
|By MEL&THEN SOME (22.214.171.124) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 02:03 pm:|
Bob and Earl
Dance little girl.
|By Randy Russi (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, February 05, 2003 - 03:22 pm:|
Got A Job by the Miracles was like an answer to
Get A Job. Tell Mama by Etta James wasn't
really an answer to Clarence Carter's Tell Daddy.
It was the same song, just a cover.
But I've never heard this one on Mercury--
"I'm Your Guy" by Bobby Wells in answer to "My
Guy" by Mary Wells. Has anyone heard this one?
|By Mark Speck (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, February 06, 2003 - 01:04 am:|
I've heard it, Randy. I have it on a Belgian CD entitled "Welcome to the World: Northern Soul Volume 2".
Bobby sounds remarkably like Little Anthony on this one. He had a couple of other songs that have received attention from the Northern soul crowd.