Marlena Shaw “Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love” (Cadet 5618, 1968)

Marlena Shaw “Looking Thru The Eyes Of Love” (Cadet 5618, 1968) You know her for extolling all of the virtues of the Soulfulness of California in so many commercials (now for Ram Trucks), but Marlena Shaw was so much more than that. This evening, we pour a strong cocktail and celebrate Shaw’s 73rd Birthday through…

Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles “Danny Boy” (Parkway 935 Pop#76, 1965)

Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles “Danny Boy” (Parkway 935 Pop#76, 1965) It seems appropriate for St. Patricks day to post this song long associated with “Irishness” or whatever, and take a glimpse into the long road that is Patti LaBelle (and her fellow BlueBelles) career. There’s numerous covers of this song, and it’s not too…

The Fascinations “Mama Didn’t Lie” (ABC Paramount 10387, Pop #108, 1962)

The Fascinations “Mama Didn’t Lie” (ABC Paramount 10387, Pop #108, 1962) We’re just about halfway through our Women’s History Month tour through soul music, so it’s perhaps time to score one of the best advice songs that made it to the airwaves during the 1960’s. But not the best known version. The Fascinations were actually another…