Song 2 Day

I Say a Little Prayer, Aretha Franklin.

Song 2 Day: I Say a Little Prayer For You

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Sending a prayer with Aretha on this day that she leaves us, “I Say a Little Prayer”  is one of her greatest known songs.  It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David for Dionne Warwick, and her 1967 version hit […]

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Bobo Jenkins

Song 2 Day: Democrat Blues

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Bobo Jenkins on the day he passed in 1984, “Democrat Blues” was one of his best known songs.  He wrote in on election day in 1952, while Eisenhower was being elected. Bobo, who was working in Detroit at the […]

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You Talk Too Much, by Joe Jones.

Song 2 Day: You Talk Too Much

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. On Joe Jones birthday in 1926, “You Talk Too Much” was his most well known song.  It was written by Fats Domino’s brother-in-law Reginal Hall for Fats, but he passed on it. Joe Jones released it in 1960, and it went […]

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Song 2 Day: Jump (they were only 13 yrs old)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Kris Kross’ Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly on his birthday, “Jump” was the groups first hit single.  “Mac Daddy” and Chris “Daddy Mac” Smith were only twelve and thirteen years old when they recorded the song.  It was released in […]

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Saturday Night Fish Fry, by Louis Jordan.

Song 2 Day: Saturday Night Fish Fry

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering a national hit by Louis Jordan on the day it was released in 1949. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” was written by Louis and Ellis Lawrence Walsh.  Like “Rocket 88” that was written and rehearsed in Clarksdale, “Saturday Night Fish Fry” […]

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There Stands the Glass, by Webb Pierce.

Song 2 Day: There Stands the Glass

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering country singer Webb Pierce on his birthday, “There Stands the Glass” was a monster hit for him.  It was written by Russ Hull, Mary Jean Shurtz and Audrey Greisham.  It was recorded before Pierce released his version in 1953.  It […]

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Wolverton Mountain, by Claude King.

Song 2 Day: Wolverton Mountain (reggae and Satchmo versions too)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Thinking about Arkansas declaring “Wolverton Mountain Day” in 1981 in honor of Claude King, the song was first written by Merle Kilgore, then later reworked by Claude King.  It was released in March 1962, and it established his country music career. […]

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Song 2 Day: Future Blues

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering pioneer blues great from Clarksdale, Willie Brown on his birthday in 1900, “Future Blues” was written by Willie and it was recorded at the recording studio at a Grafton, Wisconsin furniture factory in 1930. Willie Bron often played with Son […]

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Shout, by the Isley Brothers.

Song 2 Day: Shout

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. Remembering the Isley Brother’s “Shout” on the day it was released in 1959, the song was written by Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley and O’Kelly Isley, Jr.  It hit No. 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, it was the groups first gold […]

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