scheduled to run on specific dates months
in advance. The timing of both deaths is
an uncanny coincidence. I submit this
post to you hoping that it will serve
the dual purpose of entertaining
you and paying tribute to
Each pair includes a well known hit along with a
"sparring partner," a less well known recording
of the song. Your mission, Jim...should you
decide to accept it... is to vote for the
"sparring partner" that you prefer.
(As always, should you or any of
your I.M. Force be caught or killed,
the Secretary will disavow any
knowledge of your actions.)
in the wings and ready to perform.
Let the Version Sacrifice commence!
key figures of the New Orleans R&B scene
in the 50s. "Don't You Just Know It," Huey's
biggest hit and signature song, made the
top 10 on the pop chart and top 5
on the R&B survey.
Jimmy "Handy Man" Jones and Little Eva
the "Loco-Motion" diva. Jones is the soulful
top 5 million sellers in 1960 with
"Handy Man" and "Good Timin',"
the latter reaching #1 on
the UK's R&B chart.
the writing and producing team of Feldman,
Goldstein and Gottehrer. FGG also grabbed
Little Eva whose career had unfortunately
stalled within a year of achieving fame
with her 1962 hit "The Loco-Motion."
Jimmy and Eva teamed up in the
studio to wax a nifty cover of
Piano Smith's boogie woogie
classic. It was released as
a single by Jimmy Jones
with Eva uncredited.