Listening with Larsupreme: Episode 23 – Cancer Care Package June 25, 2021

Welcome to Summer 2021 y’all. Welcome to the oceanic emotionality of Cancer Season.

Let’s make it saucy with some special soulful birthday tributes as we try to resist the urge to be productive and bask in the sun for these long, long days in the northern hemisphere.

We’ve got Eddie Floyd, Martha Reeves, Lena Horne and Florence Ballard among others spread over nearly 90 minutes of listening delight!


  1. Mary Lou Williams – Cancer
  2. Carolyn Crawford – Ready Or Not (7/19/1949)
  3. Earl Van Dyke – 6×6 (7/8/1930)
  4. Della Reese – Compared To What (7/6/31)
  5. Florence Ballard – Forever Faithful (6/30/1943)
  6. Rosetta Hightower – Big Bird (6/23/1944)
  7. William Bell – Eloise (7/16/1939)
  8. Fontella Bass – Honey Bee (7/3/1940)
  9. The Temptations (Paul Williams) – I Want A Love I Can See (7/2/1939)
  10. Gene Chandler – You Threw A Lucky Punch (7/6/37)
  11. Eddie Floyd – Drive Home (6/25/1937)
  12. Sylvia Shemwell (St. Claire) – It Hurts To See You Happy (6/30/1941)
  13.  Chuck Jackson – If I Didn’t Love You (7/22/37)
  14. Little Eva – Wake Up, John (6/29/43)
  15. Mitty Collier – Pain (6/21/1941)
  16. Phil Upchurch – Stop And Listen (7/19/41)
  17. The Parliaments (George Clinton) – I Can Feel The Ice Melting (7/22/41)
  18. The Staple Singers (Marvis Staples) – A Place In The Sun (7/10/1939)
  19. The Cinderellas (Margaret Ross) – Please Don’t Wake Me (7/6/1942)
  20. Denise LaSalle – Count Down And Fly Me To The Moon (7/16/1934)
  21. Martha Reeves* & The Vandelllas – Wouldn’t It Be So Wonderful (7/18/1941)
  22. Lena Horne – You Know What To Do (6/30/1917)
  23. Millie Jackson – My Man Is A Sweet Man (7/15/1944)
  24. Cannoball Adderley – Cancer
  25. Little Jimmy Scott – How Deep Is The Ocean (7/17/1925)

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