One of the nice things about writing AM, Then FM is getting to know some of my fellow music bloggers.
One of the nice little perks is the occasional offer to write a guest post. The Scholar dropped one of those offers on me not too long ago. Today, that guest post is up over at Souled On.
If you go check it out, you’ll find tunes from Jon Thomas, Barbara Lynn, Betty Davis, the Kashmere Stage Band, Billy Preston, Eddie Floyd, Johnny Jones and the King Casuals, Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and the Temptations.
The premise of the post — which pales in the wake of the previous Souled On guest post, by Larry Grogan of the fantastic Funky 16 Corners — is that though I’ve heard a lot of R&B and soul over the years, what I know is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m still learning, thanks to my fellow music bloggers.
One such memorable revelation was hearing the original version of a song I once associated solely with another band. Enjoy them both. I have.
“Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party,” the Show Stoppers, Heritage Records single HE 800, 1968. For more on the Show Stoppers, a Philadelphia group, check out this post at Funky 16 Corners. Scroll down to Aug. 10 and Larry explains all.
“Ain’t Nothin’ But a House Party,” J. Geils Band, from “Blow Your Face Out,” 1976. The sizzling live version. A guide to J. Geils Band albums was another of my guest posts, over at Jefitoblog. (When you get back up and running, Jefito, I still have that in my files. Just let me know.)