After You’re Gone – Bessie Smith [Download]
Of all the pioneer female singers, Bessie’s my favorite, something about her voice, and style of singing just compels me to concentrate while listening to her, I stopped playing her song while typing this because it was too distracting.
Something’s Got A Hold On Me – Etta James [Download]
There many other better Etta songs to post, but I chose this one specifically for that reason, it’s not as known as her other songs, but it’s as good. Take a listen!
Hard Headed Woman – Elvis Presley [Download]
My favorite Elvis song.
Anyone Who Had A Heart – Dionne Warwick [Download]
This wouldn’t sound out of place on a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack, it’s a classic!
As Time Goes By – Billie Holiday [Download]
“You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh, the fundamental things apply, as time goes by“. There has been many renditions of this song, but my favorite has got to be Lady Day’s.
Dr. Feelgood (Love Is A Serious Business) – Aretha Franklin [Download]
Who doesn’t love this? The last breakdown (2:05) floored me when I first heard it.