LET'S WORK TOGETHER - CANNED HEAT
"Let's Stick Together" or "Let's Work Together" as it was subsequently titled,
written by Wilbert Harrison, was released in 1962. In 1969-1970, the song
became a hit for Harrison, and later for Canned Heat and Bryan Ferry.
BRING IT ON HOME TO ME - SAM COOKE
It is a 1962 song, written and recorded by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke.
The song, about infidelity, was a hit for Cooke and has become a pop standard
covered by numerous artists of different genres. It is one of The Rock and
Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
WALKING THE DOG - RUFUS THOMAS
It was written by Rufus Thomas and released on his 1963 album Walking the
Dog. It was his signature hit and also his biggest, reaching number 10 on the
Billboard Hot 100 in December 1963 and remaining on the Hot 100 for 14
weeks. The lyrics make frequent references to children's nursery rhymes.
CHANGE IS GONNA COME - SAM COOKE
1964 single by R&B singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, written and first recorded
in 1963 and released under the RCA Victor label shortly after his death in late
1964. Though only a modest hit for Cooke in comparison with his previous
singles, the song came to exemplify the sixties' Civil Rights Movement.
HOW BLUE CAN YOU GET - B. B. KING
A classic of the blues, credited to jazz critic Leonard Feather and his wife,
Jane Feather. In 1964, it was a hit for B.B. King and has become a staple of
his live shows.
SHOTGUN - JR. WALKER AND THE ALL STARS
"Shotgun" is a 1965 single by Junior Walker & the All Stars, produced by Berry
Gordy Jr. and Lawrence Horn. It reached number one on the U.S. R&B Singles
chart for four non-consecutive weeks. Jimi Hendrix performed the song live
with the All Stars. An unusual detail about "Shotgun" is that it uses only one
chord throughout the entire song.
RED HOUSE - JIMI HENDRIX
It was written by Jimi Hendrix and originally recorded by The Jimi Hendrix
Experience in 1966. The song, a slow twelve-bar blues, "is one of the most
traditional in sound and form of all his official recordings". It was developed
during his pre-Experience days while Hendrix was performing in Greenwich
Village and was inspired by earlier blues songs.
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN - CREAM
Written by Booker T. Jones (music) and William Bell (lyrics), originally
recorded by Albert King as the title track for the album Born Under a Bad Sign
released in 1967. Cover versions of the song exist, most notably by British
rock group Cream, Paul Rodgers, and American rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix.