Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Busted – Sung Live At Constitution Hall Concert

“Busted” is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962…..which was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash (with the Carter Family) for Cash’s 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears.….with the first recording was by Burl Ives in 1962…..as it has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists including Ray Charles also in 1963 and Patty Loveless in 2009.  The song is about a dirt-poor farmer struggling to…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Search On – Performed Live At Mr Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist…..who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan…..where her father C. L. Franklin was minister.  At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records….and while her career…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Busted – Performed Live At Constitution Hall

“Busted” is a song written by Harlan Howard in 1962….and was recorded and first released by Johnny Cash with the Carter Family for the 1963 album Blood, Sweat and Tears….with the first recording being by Burl Ives in 1962…..while It has subsequently been recorded by several notable artists including Ray Charles 1963…..which reached # 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1963…..as this was from his…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Everything Is Going My Way – Sung Live At Constitutional Hall

Ray Charles was an American singer, songwriter, musician and composer…..who preferred to be called Brother Ray among friends and fellow musicians….but was often referred to as “The Genius”…..for he pioneered the soul music genre during the 1950’s by combining blues, rhythm and blues and gospel styles into the music he recorded for Atlantic Records…..while he contributed to the integration of country music, rhythm…

Music – 1983 – Aretha Franklin – Search On – Sung Live At Mr Lucky’s Nightclub

Aretha Franklin was an American singer, songwriter, pianist and civil rights activist….who began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan….where her father C. L. Franklin was minister. At the age of 18, she embarked on a secular musical career as a recording artist for Columbia Records…..and although her career did not immediately flourish….she found…

Music – 1982 – Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind – Sung Live At Constitution Hall In Washington D C

I mean….could you ask for more!?!….than Ray Charles performing Georgia On My Mind in a live concert at Constitution Hall…..cuz this rendition is nothing less than ALL TIME  great…..just listen to this video and tell me that Brother Ray wasn’t an ALL TIME master…..and what delivery!  To tell the truth…..like Georgia On My Mind just has a way…

Music – 1982 – The Comodores – We Won’t Stop Until We Tear This Muther Down – Sung Live In Concert

Commodores is an American funk/soul band….which was at its peak in the late 1970’s through the mid 1980’s…..when the members of the group met as mostly freshmen at Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) in 1968….and signed with Motown in November 1972….after having first caught the public eye opening for the Jackson 5 while on tour. The group’s most successful period was when Lionel Richie was the co-lead singer…..with…

Music – 1979 – 14 Karat Soul Acapella Group – I Wish That We Were Married + That Is My Baby

14 Karat Soul is an a cappella group from East Orange, N.J…..who were active in the 1980’s. They were originally a strictly doo-wop group….but later branched out into other genres.  The group were featured in the 1980 Mabou Mines short film Sister Suzie Cinema….which was a 20-minute doo-wop opera by Bob Telson and Lee Breuer. The discography of 14 Karat Soul includes several albums and compilations on Pony Canyon for the Japanese market….where the group…

Music – 1968 – The Temptations – You Got What I Need + Firefly + Butterfly + Sweet Talking Mama

The Temptations would settle into a group that consisted of Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, and David Ruffin…..and the success that would follow the group would result in what would, in later years, would be frequently referred to as the “Classic Five”….as seen in the lineup in this video herewith. In January 1964, Smokey…