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George Thorogood & The Destroyers – Bad To The Bone”

Bad to the Bone is the fifth studio album by American Blues-Rock band George Thorogood& The Destroyers. It was released in 1982 by the label EMI America Records and contains their best known song, “Bad to the Bone“. The album also features The Rolling Stones side-man Ian Stewart on keyboards. A special edition of this album was released in 2007 to mark the 25th anniversary of the album’s original release.

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“Kandace Springs – Thought It Would Be Easier”

Kandace Springs’ Biography by Andy Kellman

Through her father, session vocalist Scat Springs, adult contemporary R&B artist Kandace Springs was able to get a demo recording heard by veteran producers Evan Rogersand Carl Sturken (Stephanie Mills, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna). The duo signed the Nashville native to their SRP Music Group, then shopped her material to labels, including Blue Note, who ultimately offered a recording contract that Springs signed. A singer, songwriter, and keyboardist who cites inspirations ranging from Billie Holiday to Lauryn Hill, Springs caught another break in July 2014 when Prince saw a clip of her performing Sam Smith’s “Stay with Me.” Prince contacted her and she flew to Minneapolis to perform at Paisley Park. Two months later, she issued her debut EP, a self-titled four-track release for SRP/Blue Note. Through 2015, she appeared on Ghostface Killah’s 36 Seasons, Aqualung’s 10 Futures, and Black Violin’s Stereotypes. Her refined first album for Blue Note, Soul Eyes, was released in June 2016. It featured new songs, some of which were co-written by Springs, along with versions of Mal Waldron’s “Soul Eyes” and War’s “The World Is a Ghetto.”

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“Sister Sledge – We Are Family”

“Sister Sledge – We Are Family”

Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. Symbolizing strong family values, the siblings achieved international success at the height of the disco era. The year 1979 saw the release of their breakthrough album We Are Family, which peaked at number three on the US Album Chart and went Platinum. The album included the 1979 single “We Are Family” which reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 and earned them a Grammy Award nomination, together with two other 1979 top 20 international hits “He’s the Greatest Dancer” and “Lost in Music“.
Their other US hits include a 1982 remake of Mary Wells’ 1964 hit, “My Guy“, and other international hits include “Mama Never Told Me” (1973), “Thinking of You” (1984), before reaching number one on the UK Singles Chartwith the song “Frankie” in 1985. Remixed versions of three of their singles in 1993 returned them to the UK Top 20. Although Kathy embarked on a solo career in 1989, she continued to tour with the group (with Kathy occasionally re-joining for one-off performances and several releases in the 1990s). In 2015, Sister Sledge performed for Pope Francis at the World Festival of Families in Philadelphia.

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“Beyoncé – (Proud Mary) Rolling On The River Live At Tina Turner Tribute”

It is one of the most versioned songs of the group, with more than 100 versions.

The rock king himself Elvis Presley made a version in his June 1972 presentation at Madison Square Garden.
Tina Turner also made a version in 1971, along with Ike Turner and reached the fourth position of the Billboard Hot 100 in March of that year. In 2008, Tina Turner sang “Proud Mary” with Beyonce at the Grammy Awards.

 
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“LOVE IS LIKE AN ITCHING IN MY HEART – Diana Ross and the Supremes”

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“Love Is Like an Itching in My Heart” is a 1966 song recorded by The Supremes for the Motown label.

Written and produced by Motown’s main production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the song was recorded in June 1965 and not released until April 1966. It was one of the few songs written by the team for The Supremes that didn’t reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart in the United States, peaking at number nine for one week in May 1966.[1]

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The uptempo and brassy dance single was somewhat of a departure from the group’s much lighter, pop-oriented sound, with a production set for an uptempo soul sound similar to that of material by fellow Motown groups Martha and the Vandellas and The Four Tops. The lyrics tell of how the narrator has been “bitten by the love bug” and no matter what she does, she can’t “scratch it” (the itch created by the bite of the love bug). Lead singer Diana Ross’ band mates Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson accompany

Ross, as she sings about her lover’s grasp on her heart. The girl group performed the hit live on CBS variety program The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday, May 1, 1966.[2]

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♫BILLY STEWART ♫ Sitting in the Park♫

Sitting in the Park” is a 1965 song written and performed by Billy Stewart. The single was Stewart’s fourth and most successful entry on the soul chart in the United States. “Sitting in the Park” peaked at number four on the soul chart and number twenty-four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was featured on his 1965 album, I Do Love You.

 
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“The Rascals – It’s A Beautiful Morning”

“The Rascals – It’s A Beautiful Morning”

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“A Beautiful Morning” is a song written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and recorded by The Rascals. Coming out in early 1968, it was the group’s first single released under that name rather than The Young Rascals. The first album on which the song appeared was Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits. It continued the theme of carefree optimism that had distinguished the previous year’s “Groovin'”. The song was a big hit in the United States, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also reaching number 36 on the Hot Rhythm & Blues Singles chart.[1] It was RIAA-certified as a Million Seller on June 28, 1968. The song had an introductory sound of mystical wind chimes and bells.

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