Star Time #51: Mighty Mighty


Who did she coo, anyway? You can't just go around cooing everybody willy-nilly without some shred of personal accountability. This week's potpourri episode of your favorite old-school R&B compositions poses that musical question. It also has a subtle tribute to Bonnie & Clyde, the man aka Blowfly sorting out his options for spirit animals, a warning about a bad trip that sure sounds too late to me, and the Exciters.


ArtistSongYearLabel
Set 1
Pete & ErnieThe Hunch1962King
The FrancettesHe's So Sweet1963Wolfie
Soul SistersFlashback1966Sue
Charles DrainStop and Think About It Baby1965Top Track
Ike & Tina TurnerOh Baby! (Things Ain't What They Used to Be)1966London
Dean & JeanShe's Too Respectable1966Festival
South Central Avenue Municipal Blues BandThe Soul of Bonnie and Clyde1968Bluesway
The Van DykesI've Got to Go On Without You1966Mala
Jimmy RandolphMiracle After Miracle1964Felsted
Set 2
The ExcitersBlowing Up My Mind1969RCA Victor
Clarence ReidSkunks, Hogs and Dogs1969Tay-Ster
The MajesticsHere Come Da Judge1968Arc
The SwordsmenDisgusted and Discouraged1969RCA Victor
Letta MbuluUse Mncane (Little One)1970Chisa
Paul Humphrey & his Cool Aid ChemistsCool Aid1971Lizard
FugiMary, Don't Take Me on No Bad Trip1969Cadet
Set 3
Johnny Johnson & his Bandwagon(Blame It) On the Pony Express1970Bell
Clydie KingPunish Me1974UK American
Reuben HowellYou Made Your Bed1973Motown
Earth, Wind & FireMighty Mighty1974Columbia
Willie HutchHave You Ever Asked Yourself Why (All About Money Game)1974Motown
Melba MooreCaptain St. Lucifer1970Mercury
Dwight ThompsonAre You for Real1975Poker (Netherlands)
Sylvia SmithSuperbad1975ABC
Set 4/Outro
Ohio PlayersWho'd She Coo?1976Mercury
Casey Jones & the Fireman(Get Up Off Your) Rusty Dusty1977EPI
The Pointer SistersWaiting On You1977ABC Blue Thumb
Hodges, James & SmithWhat Have You Done For Love?1978London
The Watsonian InstituteComing Around1978DJM
Chairmen of the BoardSomeone Just Like You1978ICA Recording Group
Bell & JamesLivin' It Up (Friday Night)1979A&M
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