THE A & B SIDE TOGETHER

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Top of pageBottom of page   By Vonnie (172.144.0.204) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 05:50 pm:

I hope that all enjoy this post, I know it is rather lengthy but it is so informative, I could not resist. Felix Hernandez host of WBGO 93.3 FM has a broadcast on Saturday mornings from 10am to 2pm EST. For those of you who do not know about Felix, he is the only show that plays classic and rare R&B records. Felix’s show can be picked up on the web at WWW.WBGO.ORG.

Felix gave his listeners a real treat on two shows; he played the A & B-sides of records that were both hits. The play selections were extensive and mind blowing. He took A & B-side record requests from his listeners, this particular program was a huge hit with the listeners. He originally planned one show of A&B side requests but because it was so hugely popular, he did another show, and he will probably have to do a third show. I will post the sides of the next show after it is aired.

Felix gave a brief overview of the origin of singles, relating how 45’s in the beginning had a blank side, until Victor records (which later became RCA) put another song on the blank side. Felix commented that the most 2 sided hits were recorded by, Aretha, The Miracles, The Temptations and Smokey. I tried to write down as much of the information that Felix spoke about on a particular artist, song or record company. I’m sure that I have left out some of the remarks that Felix attributed to some of the sides, but unfortunately, I’m not a good short hand writer. If anyone has any corrections to add to this list, please do so. Remember there are more sides to come!


DRAMATICS
A:“Get On Up And Get On Down”
B: “Fall In Love Lady Love”

WILLIE HUTCH
A: “Brother Gonna Work It Out”
B: “ I Choose You Baby”

UNIFICS
A: “Beginning Of My End"
B: "Sentimental Man"


RUBY AND THE ROMANTICS
A: “Our Day Will Come”
B: “Moonlight And Music”

GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS
A: “On And On”
B: “ The Making Of You”

FIVE STAIR STEPS
A: “ World Of Fantasy”
B: “You Got The Love”

LITTLE ANTHONY AND THE IMPERIALS
A: “Tears On My Pillow”
B: “Just Two Kind Of People”

FAT BACK BAND
A: “Street Dance”
B: “Going To See My Baby”

O’JAYS
A: “Living For The Weekend”
B: “Stairway To Heaven”

TYRONE DAVIS
A: “Can I Change My Mind”
B: “A Woman Needs To Be Loved”

FRANKIE BEVERLY AND MAZE
A: “Before I Let You Go”
B: “Joy And Pain”

MARY WELLS
A: “Sweetest Boy”
B: “Well Well Well”

FRIENDS OF DISTINCTION
A: “Grazing In The Grass”
B: “I Really Hope You Do”

ARTHUR
CONLEY
A: “Sweet Soul Music
B: “Lets Go Steady”

SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
A: “Everyday People”
B: “Sing A Simple Song”

INTRUDERS
A: “Love Is Like A Baseball Game
B: “Friends No More”

BLUE MAGIC (1974)
(Ted Mills on Lead)
A: “Side Show”
B: “Just Don’t Want To Be Lonely”

ORIGINALS
(Co-written and Produced by Marvin Gaye)
A: “The Bells”
B: “I’ll Wait For You”

THE SUPREMES
A: “Back In My Arms Again”
B: “Whisper You Love Me”

WAR
A: “Summer”)
B: “All Day Music”

DONNY HATHAWAY (1978)
(with Cornell Dupree on guitar)
A: “You Were Meant For Me”
B: “Valdez And The Country”

CANDI STATON(1969 her 1st hit)
( Fame Records)
A: “I’d Rather Be An Old Man’s Sweetheart
(Than A Young Man’s Fool)”
B: “For You”

BARBARA LEWIS(Detroit Singer)
(Atlantic Records 1963 – backed by the Dells)
A: “Hello Stranger”
B: “Think A Little Sugar”

DRIFTERS(new set of Drifters)
(with Ben E. King as lead)
A: “There Goes My Baby”
B: “Oh My Love”

MILLIE JACKSON)
(featured in the film Cleopatra Jones)
A: “ Hurts So Good”
B: “Love Doctor”


DELLS
(B side was re-released because it was the hit )
A: “I Love You”
B: “There Is”

BOBBY WOMACK
A: “Nobody Wants You When You’re Down And Out”
B: “I’m Through Trying To Prove My Love To You”

JUNIOR WALKER AND THE ALL STARS(1965 )
On Motown Soul Records Label(it was top 10 on charts)
A: “Shake And Finger Pop”
B: “Cleo’s Back


O’JAYS
A: “Put Your Hands Together”
B: “You’ve Got Your Hooks In Me”

BABY WASHINGTON(1963)
On Juggie Murray’s Sue label
A: “That’s How Heartaches Are Made”
B: “The Bells(on our wedding day)

THE CHANTELLS(group from The Bronx, New York)
(the A side was previously done by a group from New York
called The Crows, the B side of their record was “Gee”)
A: “I Love You So”
B: “How Could You Call It Off”

ANNETTE SNELL(Dial Records)
(not all copies had the B side)
A: “You Ought To Be Here With Me”
B: “Footprints On My Mind”

MOONGLOWS
(Bobby Lester and Harvey Fuqua were in this group)
A: “Love Is A River”
B: “That’s When I’ll Stop Wanting You”

LINDA JONES(backed by the O’Jays)
(on the Kenny Gamble late 60’s and 70’s)
Neptune label )
A: “I’ll Be Sweeter Tomorrow”
B: “That’s When I’ll Stop Loving You”


OTIS REDDING
A: “I Can’t Turn You Loose”
B: “Just One More Day”

OTIS REDDING AND CARLA THOMAS
A: “Knock On Wood”
B: “Baby Let Me Be Good To You”

STEVIE WONDER
A: “Uptight”
B: “Purple Raindrops”

STEVIE WONDER (1971)
A: “We Can Work It Out”
B: “I Never Dreamed You’d Leave Me In Summer

MARVIN GAYE
A: “ What’s Going On"
B: “God Is Love

MARVIN GAYE AND TAMMI TERELL
A: “If I Could Build My Whole World Around You”
B: “If This World Were Mine”

SPINNERS(from Detroit))
A: “I’ll Be Around”
B: “How Could I Let You Get Away”

SPINNERS (1973 with MFSB
Produced by Thom Bell
A: “One Of A Kind Love Affair”
B: “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You”

JERRY BUTLER(on Mercury)
A: “What’s The Use Of Breaking Up”
B: “Just Because Of You”

JERRY BUTLER(co-writer Curtis Mayfield)
A: “He Will Break Your Heart”
B: “Thanks To You”

IMPRESSIONS
A: “I Need You”
B: “Never Could Be”

IMPRESSIONS
A: “It’s Alright”
B: “You’ll Want Me Back”

HAROLD MELVIN AND THE BLUENOTES
A: “Tell The World How I Feel About You”
(Teddy Pendergast Lead)
B: “You Know How To Make Me Feel So Good”
(featuring Sharon Paige)


TEDDY PENDERGAST
A: “Only You”
B: “Don’t Hurt Now”

MIRACLES(1965)
A: “Tracks Of My Tears”
B: “Fork In The Road”

MIRACLES
A: “Going To A Go-Go”
B: “ Choosey Beggar”

JAMES BROWN
A: “Mashed Potato”
B: “When You Touch Me”

JAMES BROWN AND BEA FORD
A: “Think”
B: “You’ve Got The Power”

JAMES BROWN AND THE FLAMES
A: “Bewildered”
B: “If You Want Me”

TEMPTATIONS
A: “ It’s You That I Need”
B: “Don’t Send Me Away”

TEMPTATIONS
A: “My Baby”
B: “Don’t Look Back”

TEMPTATIONS
(David Ruffin on lead)
A: “Ain’t To Proud To Beg”
B: “You’ll Lose A Precious Love”

ARETHA THE QUEEN OF SOUL

A: “Rock Steady”
B: “I’m A Fool For You Baby” (original hit for LuLu)

A: “Chain Of Fools”
B: “Prove It” (killer lyrics)
* MY FAVORITE*


A: “This Is The House That Jack Built (1st recorded by Thelma Jones”)
Top Ten On The Soul And Pop Charts
B: “Say A Little Prayer”(1st recorded by Dionne Warwick)


Vonnie

Top of pageBottom of page   By SB (199.183.170.98) on Monday, August 11, 2003 - 08:39 pm:

Great job Vonnie. You did an excellent job when showing off your short hand writing skills. I am going to check out that site you provided.

There are too many great songs above to hail - but I do declare!

I love them all - and "The Bells", by the Originals was one show stopping record. "Do You Hear The Bells?" LOL! Wonder how Marvin would have done it up?


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