The Foote Files: RIP Robert ParkerRobert Parker, who passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Roseland, Louisiana at age 89, was an American R&B singer and musician.
The Foote Files: Julian CopeJulian Cope — born Oct. 21, 1957 in Deri, Monmouthshire, Wales — is an English musician, author, musicologist and antiquarian... among other things. He has been active in the music business since 1978.
The Foote Files: Pseudo EchoIn 1987, Pseudo Echo recorded and release the song “Funkytown," written and produced by Steven Greenberg. The song was a hit for the group, hitting #6 on the American Billboard and was on the charts for ten weeks.
The Foote Files: Billie HolidayOur twin spins will return on Thursday, but today we feature the queen of jazz from the 1930s-1950s: Billie Holiday.
The Foote Files: Jagger & BowieThe Jagger/Bowie version of "Dancing In The Streets" was released August 12, 1985 and got all the way to #7 on Billboard and #1 on the UK charts.
The Foote Files: Martha & The VandellasThe group was active from 1963-1967 and while they didn’t have a #1 hit on the main Billboard charts, they had one that hit #2 in September 1964.
The Foote Files: SmithSmith (that’s the full name) consisted of Gayle McCormick (vocals), Rick Cliburn and Alan Parker (guitars), Larry Moss (keyboards), Jerry Carter (bass) and Robert Evans (drums).
The Foote Files: The ShirellesThe group from Passaic, New Jersey, charted 12 times on Billboard, with two #1 hits: “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” and “Soldier boy." But right before “Soldier Boy," they released “Baby It’s You.”
The Foote Files: The Rolling Stones 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg'The song was on the charts for seven weeks and finished at #17 in the fall of 1974. A little harder-edged that the Temptations version but nonetheless a good one.
The Foote Files: Ain't Too Proud To BegOur blog isn’t begging per se, but about a song with that name that was popular in 60’s!
The Foote Files: Dusty SpringfieldDusty Springfield (born Mary O’Brien on April 16, 1939 and passed away on March 2, 1999) was a British “blue-eyed” soul singer during the “British Invasion.”
The Foote Files: Petula ClarkNearly 56 years ago, the pop music “British Invasion” movement entered American music culture — starting with The Beatles being the most successful group of that era in terms of popularity. But in 1965, it wasn’t over!
The Foote Files: Ready Steady Go! With Marvin GayeIn today’s video, we have Marvin Gaye singing “Can I Get A Witness,” written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland.
The Foote Files: Guy LombardoViolinist Guy Lombardo and his band appeared on both network radio and television, with their first New Year’s Eve radio broadcast in 1928.
The Foote Files: Bing & BowieToday, we leave you with a duo performance of the song(s), “Peace On Earth/Little Drummer Boy," performed by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.