Tagged: soul

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Killing Me Softly With His Song

by Roberta Flack

“Killing Me Softly with His Song” is a song composed by Charles Fox with lyrics by Norman Gimbel. The song was written in collaboration with Lori Lieberman, who recorded the song in late 1971....

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Ain’t No Sunshine

by Bill Withers

Ain’t No Sunshine is a song by Bill Withers from his 1971 album Just As I Am, produced by Booker T. Jones. The record featured musicians Donald “Duck” Dunn on bass guitar, Al Jackson,...

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by Bobby Hebb

Sunny is a song written by Bobby Hebb. It is one of the most covered popular songs, with hundreds of versions released. BMI rates “Sunny” number 25 in its “Top 100 songs of the...

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Stand By Me

by Ben E. King

Stand by Me” is a song originally performed by American singer-songwriter Ben E. King. It was written by King, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, inspired by the spiritual “Lord Stand by Me”, plus two...

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by The Young Rascals

Groovin’” is a single released in 1967 by The Young Rascals that became a number-one hit and one of the group’s signature songs. Written by group members Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati and with...

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Sea of Love

by Phil Phillips

Sea of Love” is a song written by John Phillip Baptiste (aka Phil Phillips) and George Khoury. Phillips’ 1959 recording of the song peaked at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard R&B chart and...

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Up on the Roof

by Carole King / The Drifters

Up on the Roof” is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and recorded in 1962 by The Drifters Released late that year, the disc became a major hit in early 1963,...

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How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

by Holland Dozier Holland

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” is a 1964 song written by the Motown songwriting team of Holland–Dozier–Holland and first recorded by American soul singer, Marvin Gaye. Produced by Brian Holland...

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Under the Boardwalk

by The Drifters

Under the Boardwalk” is a hit song written by Kenny Young and Arthur Resnick and recorded by The Drifters in 1964. The lyric describes a tryst between a man and his beloved in a seaside town,...

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