The R&B Masters: The Way They Play by Ed Friedland- thanks Ed for the help! 4 tunes left to identify

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  1. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Hey there,
    Picked up the R&B Masters book by Ed Friedland while on holidays. Enjoyed it as a read even without my bass on me!! I’ve learned more about some favourite players as well as a few I didn’t know anything about.

    Here’s where I need some/quite a lot of help- I'm attempting to put a playlist together that goes along with the CD that comes with the book. Anyone who has the book able to help and let me know the tunes missing on my list? (or ones I've got wrong!!). Any help much appreciated. Thanks
    Tracks 1-4 James Jamerson
    1.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    Tracks 5-9 Chuck Rainey
    5. Rock Steady
    6.
    7.
    8.
    9.
    Tracks 10-13 Duck Dunn
    10. Hip Hug-Her
    11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
    12. Who’s Making Love
    13. Knock On Wood
    Tracks 14-17 Jerry Jemmott
    14. Think
    15.
    16. You’re Losin’ Me
    17.
    Tracks 18-22 Tommy Cogbill
    18.
    19.
    20. Respect
    21. Son Of A Preacher Man
    Tracks 23-27 David Hood
    23. Tell Mama
    24. I’ll Take You There
    25. I’ll Take You There (bass solo)
    26. Don’t Knock My Love
    27. Funky Fever
    Tracks 28-31 Willie Weeks
    28.
    29.
    30.
    31.
    Tracks 34-37 Ronnie Baker
    34.
    35.
    36.
    37. Disco Inferno
    Tracks 38-42 George Porter Jr
    38.
    39. Look-Ka Py Py
    40. Funky Miracle
    41. Hey! Last Minute
    42.
    Tracks 43-46 Bootsy Collins
    43. Soul Power
    44. What So Never The Dance
    45.
    46. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I have had this Book for awhile...just pulled out the cd for the 1st time.
    Went thru quick. So I will be of minimal help here.
    Looks like you did a great job...btw.
    Tracks 1-4 James Jamerson
    1. In the style of "Bernandette"? That's all I have.
    2.
    3.
    4.
    Tracks 5-9 Chuck Rainey
    5. Rock Steady
    6.
    7.
    8. "First Love"- Richard Tee (Strokin') Nailed this one! See below...it's a Rainey composition, too.
    9.
     
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  3. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Tracks 10-13 Duck Dunn
    10. Hip Hug-Her
    11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay
    12. Who’s Making Love
    13. Knock On Wood
    Tracks 14-17 Jerry Jemmott
    14. Think
    15.
    16. You’re Losin’ Me
    17.
    Tracks 18-22 Tommy Cogbill
    18.
    19.
    20. Respect
    21. Respect
    22. Son Of A Preacher Man
    Tracks 23-27 David Hood
    23. Tell Mama
    24. I’ll Take You There
    25. I’ll Take You There (bass solo)
    26. Don’t Knock My Love
    27. Funky Fever
    Tracks 28-31 Willie Weeks
    28.
    29.
    30.
    31.
    Tracks 34-37 Ronnie Baker
    34. "Bad Luck"- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    35.
    36.
    37. Disco Inferno

    Teddy Pendergrass on lead vocals
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Tracks 43-46 Bootsy Collins
    43. Soul Power
    44. What So Never The Dance
    45. IMO, in the style of "Tear The Roof Of The Sucker"
    46. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)
     
  5. Thuddy Waters

    Thuddy Waters

    Mar 20, 2015
    Phoenix, AZ
    Track 1 is Standing in the Shadows of Love

     
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  6. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Massive thanks-I'm loving the contributions so far!! Richard Tee and Harold Melvin were not on my radar- but I appreciate being introduced to these tunes. If I'm honest about it- I'd say I get pretty obsessed about things- 18 tracks left to identify.

    Anyone with the book have some good knowledge about Willie Weeks- that'd really fill a hole. Thanks!! Here's an update on the list (including artists plus with new additions underlined):
    Tracks 1-4 James Jamerson
    1. Standing In The Shadows of Love- The Four Tops
    2.
    3.
    4.
    Tracks 5-9 Chuck Rainey
    5. Rock Steady- Aretha Franklin
    6. Cantaloupe Woman (2 bar pattern)- Grant Green
    7. Cantaloupe Woman (turnaround)- Grant Green
    8. First Love- Richard Tee
    9.
    Tracks 10-13 Duck Dunn
    10. Hip Hug-Her- Booked T & The MG’s
    11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
    12. Who’s Making Love- Johnnie Taylor
    13. Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd
    Tracks 14-17 Jerry Jemmott
    14. Think- Aretha Franklin
    15.
    16. You’re Losin’ Me- B.B. King
    17.
    Tracks 18-22 Tommy Cogbill
    18.
    19.
    20. Respect (intro/verse)- Aretha Franklin
    21. Respect (chorus)- Aretha Franklin
    22. Son Of A Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
    Tracks 23-27 David Hood
    23. Tell Mama- Etta James
    24. I’ll Take You There- The Staple Singers
    25. I’ll Take You There (bass solo)- The Staple Singers
    26. Don’t Knock My Love- Wilson Pickett
    27. Funky Fever- Clarence Carter
    Tracks 28-31 Willie Weeks
    28.
    29.
    30.
    31.
    Tracks 34-37 Ronnie Baker
    34. Bad Luck- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    35.
    36.
    37. Disco Inferno- The Trammps
    Tracks 38-42 George Porter Jr
    38.
    39. Look-Ka Py Py??- The Meters
    40. Funky Miracle- The Meters
    41. Hey! Last Minute- The Meters
    42.
    Tracks 43-46 Bootsy Collins
    43. Soul Power- James Brown
    44. What So Never The Dance- Bootsy Collins
    45. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker- Parliament
    46. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)- Bootsy Collins
     
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  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    #6 & #7 may be "Cantaloupe Woman" from Grant Green's Visions album.

    (Maybe the book's Recommended Cuts serve as clues...?).
    :)
     
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  8. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Nice one- Thanks again. You've nailed it- I've just edited the list above and added it. Great tune! I'm enjoying being introduced to some tunes I haven't heard before.
    Good call about the Recommended Cuts being good clues to help ID the tunes- I'm a bit embarassed to still be struggling with all the good clues.
    16 to go!!
     
  9. edfriedland

    edfriedland

    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Wow! Never heard that track, but it's super cool! Obviously Chuck is using the same basic idea for this, but the tune in question is actually "Cantalope Woman" by Grant Green.
     
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  10. edfriedland

    edfriedland

    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    YES!!!!
     
  11. edfriedland

    edfriedland

    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm tempted to just answer with the missing tracks, but isn't it more fun to listen and figure it out for yourself?

    I'll throw a few into the list...

    Tracks 1-4 James Jamerson
    1. Standing In The Shadows of Love- The Four Tops
    2. Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day - Stevie Wonder
    3. Crazy 'Bout The La La La - Smokey Robinson
    4.
    Tracks 5-9 Chuck Rainey
    5. Rock Steady- Aretha Franklin
    6. Cantaloupe Woman (2 bar pattern)- Grant Green
    7. Cantaloupe Woman (turnaround)- Grant Green
    8. Cantaloupe Woman (solo groove) - Grant Green
    9.
    Tracks 10-13 Duck Dunn
    10. Hip Hug-Her- Booked T & The MG’s
    11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
    12. Who’s Making Love- Johnnie Taylor
    13. Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd
    Tracks 14-17 Jerry Jemmott
    14. Think- Aretha Franklin
    15. Eleanor Rigby - King Curtis Live at the Fillmore
    16. You’re Losin’ Me- B.B. King
    17.
    Tracks 18-22 Tommy Cogbill
    18. Chain Of Fools - Aretha
    19.
    20. Respect (intro/verse)- Aretha Franklin
    21. Respect (chorus)- Aretha Franklin
    22. Son Of A Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
    Tracks 23-27 David Hood
    23. Tell Mama- Etta James
    24. I’ll Take You There- The Staple Singers
    25. I’ll Take You There (bass solo)- The Staple Singers
    26. Don’t Knock My Love- Wilson Pickett
    27. Funky Fever- Clarence Carter
    Tracks 28-31 Willie Weeks
    28. Mistra Know It All - Stevie Wonder
    29.
    30.Little Ghetto Boy (fill) Donny Hathaway Live
    31.Little Ghetto Boy (fill). " "
    32.
    33. Everything Is Everything (solo excerpt) Donny Hathaway Live
    Tracks 34-37 Ronnie Baker
    34. Bad Luck- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    35. Hey Western Union Man
    36.
    37. Disco Inferno- The Trammps
    Tracks 38-42 George Porter Jr
    38. Sneaking Sally Through The Alley - Robert Palmer
    39. Look-Ka Py Py??- The Meters
    40. Funky Miracle- The Meters
    41. Hey! Last Minute- The Meters
    42. Cissy Strut (solo groove) - The Meters
    Tracks 43-46 Bootsy Collins
    43. Soul Power- James Brown
    44. What So Never The Dance- Bootsy Collins
    45. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker- Parliament
    46. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)- Bootsy Collins
     
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  12. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Thank you!
    I obviously need to bone up on Willie Weeks...
     
  13. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Thanks so much Ed for taking the time out to fill out a chunk of the list. I appreciate you leaving a few on there for me (or someone else) to figure out. I've really enjoyed finding songs I wouldn't have stumbled across without your recommended cuts. Here's an example- What So Never the Dance by Bootsy:
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
  14. edfriedland

    edfriedland

    Sep 14, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Yeah, I love discovering great old music I've never heard before. I don't pay much attention to current artists because there is so much that I haven't heard yet by the artists that laid the foundations... I've got my listening cut out for me for years to come.
     
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  15. slagheap

    slagheap Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2011
    wow, it's cool that Ed posted here - that dude is very, very, busy. reckon his columns are the only reason i maintain my BP subscription. i have EVERY ONE of your books, Ed. thank-you!
     
  16. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Here’s 3 things that would count as great old music that I’ve discovered from reading Ed’s books- thanks Ed!
    1. Completely Well (1969) album by BB King

    2. The Meters (1969) album by The Meters

    3. Tougher Than Tough- The Story of Jamaican Music 1958-1993,4x CD compilation- getting pretty rare but worth searching for!
     
  17. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Just worked out a few more- 4 left to go...

    Tracks 1-4 James Jamerson
    1. Standing In The Shadows of Love- The Four Tops
    2. Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day - Stevie Wonder
    3. Crazy 'Bout The La La La - Smokey Robinson
    4.
    Tracks 5-9 Chuck Rainey
    5. Rock Steady- Aretha Franklin
    6. Cantaloupe Woman (2 bar pattern)- Grant Green
    7. Cantaloupe Woman (turnaround)- Grant Green
    8. Cantaloupe Woman (solo groove) - Grant Green
    9.
    Tracks 10-13 Duck Dunn
    10. Hip Hug-Her- Booked T & The MG’s
    11. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay- Otis Redding
    12. Who’s Making Love- Johnnie Taylor
    13. Knock On Wood- Eddie Floyd
    Tracks 14-17 Jerry Jemmott
    14. Think- Aretha Franklin
    15. Eleanor Rigby- King Curtis Live at the Fillmore
    16. You’re Losin’ Me- B.B. King
    17. Ode to Billy Joe- King Curtis Live at the Fillmore
    Tracks 18-22 Tommy Cogbill
    18. Chain Of Fools – Aretha Franklin
    19. Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You’ve Been Gone)- Aretha Franklin
    20. Respect (intro/verse)- Aretha Franklin
    21. Respect (chorus)- Aretha Franklin
    22. Son Of A Preacher Man- Dusty Springfield
    Tracks 23-27 David Hood
    23. Tell Mama- Etta James
    24. I’ll Take You There- The Staple Singers
    25. I’ll Take You There (bass solo)- The Staple Singers
    26. Don’t Knock My Love- Wilson Pickett
    27. Funky Fever- Clarence Carter
    Tracks 28-31 Willie Weeks
    28. He’s Misstra Know It All- Stevie Wonder
    29.
    30.Little Ghetto Boy (fill)- Donny Hathaway Live
    31.Little Ghetto Boy (fill)- " "
    32.
    33. Everything Is Everything (solo excerpt)- Donny Hathaway Live
    Tracks 34-37 Ronnie Baker
    34. Bad Luck- Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
    35. Hey Western Union Man- Jerry Butler
    36. Cowboys to Girls- The Intruders
    37. Disco Inferno- The Trammps
    Tracks 38-42 George Porter Jr
    38. Sneakin’ Sally Through The Alley- Robert Palmer
    39. Cardova- The Meters
    40. Funky Miracle- The Meters
    41. Hey! Last Minute- The Meters
    42. Cissy Strut (solo groove) - The Meters
    Tracks 43-46 Bootsy Collins
    43. Soul Power- James Brown
    44. What So Never The Dance- Bootsy Collins
    45. Tear The Roof Off The Sucker- Parliament
    46. Stretchin’ Out (In a Rubber Band)- Bootsy Collins
     
  18. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    How good is this?? Jerry Jemmott on bass.
     
  19. tonym

    tonym Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2011
    Great thread, bumping to see if anyone can help figure out the last four!
     
  20. Squishbass

    Squishbass

    Mar 2, 2011
    Wow- I just picked up Donny Hathaway Live- I embarrassed I've play bass for so long without owning this album!! Fantastic listening from start with What's Goin' On to the end with Voices Inside (Everything is Everything)- I'm loving listening to that bass solo. The whole thing is making the drive into work a treat this week. That's 2 more down on the list with 2 to go.
     
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