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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 28
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 4:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Songs that were made with a message are songs that I have always termed as 'Call' songs and if the song has a strong message, someone would make an 'Answer' song to it. Some songs of this style were so impressionable that an artist from another label other than the hit songs felt it was their 'vocal' duty to respond to the message that was sent ...lol...

Here are a few of my favorites:

Tramp - Otis Carla / Papa Was Too - Joe Tex

You Beat Me To the Punch - Mary Wells/ You THrew a Lucky Punch - Gene Chandler

Woman to Woman - Shirley Ellis/ From his Woman to You - Barbara Mason

SomeBody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown/(That's Why I'm) Somebody Else's Guy - rap version, forgot the artist.

Me and Mrs Jones - Billy Paul/ Me and Mr Jones- forgot who made this...its right on the tip of my brain...

Any how...what's the ones ya'll remember SDF?
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 22
Registered: 4-2004
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Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
Duchess Of Earl - The Pearlettes

Bring It On Home To Me- Sam Cooke
I'll Bring It On Home To You - Carla Thomas

Yeah Man - Sam Cooke
Sweet Soul Music- Arthur Conley

More to come........Dyva lol....

Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 24
Registered: 4-2004
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Clean Up Woman - Betty Wright
Clean Up Man- Jimmy Bo' Horne

Mike Boone
(Chancellor of Soul)
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 29
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Stay With Me - Debarge
Running Back to You - Ashanti

She's Got Papers - Richard Fields
Another Man is Beating My Time - Bettye Wright (was that Bettye?)
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 25
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No Dyva...that was Barbara Mason....

Lata'
Mike Boone
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DyvaNaye (westside314)
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Post Number: 31
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Mike, I could not stand that over synthensized song! Ok Barbara it is...lol...
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Chancellor of Soul (harlem_144)
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Post Number: 26
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LOL Dyva ....

Peace,
Mike Boone
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Arcadia (arcadia)
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Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2004
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Posted on Friday, April 16, 2004 - 6:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"Got A Job" ( The Miracles) "answer" song to "Get A Job" (The Silhouettes)

(Message edited by arcadia on April 16, 2004)
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Rodmann (rodmann)
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Post Number: 15
Registered: 4-2004
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Dyva, Barbara Mason's real answer to Richard "Dimples" Field's 'She's Got Papers On Me' is her 1981 hit song 'She's Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)'. 1984's 'Another Man' is more like an answer to her own 'She's Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)'. Barbara confronted Betty Wright (who appeared on Richard Field's song 'She's Got Papers On Me') on 'She's Got The Papers (But I Got The Man)'. I'm surprised that Betty didn't join in on the fun and record a response song of her own. If she did I haven't heard it.

Here are some more of my favorite response songs:

Marva Whitney - IT'S MY THING (YOU CAN'T TELL ME WHO TO SOCK IT TO) (1969)

Marie "Queenie" Lyons - YOUR THING AIN'T NO GOOD WITHOUT MY THING (1970)

Both of the above songs are responses to The Isley Brother's 'It's Your Thing'. For some reason I can't think of anymore right now. I'll post more later as they come to me. :-)


(Message edited by Rodmann on April 16, 2004)
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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Post Number: 61
Registered: 4-2004
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HI Dyva;
"Woman To Woman" was Shirley BROWN not Ellis.

Hope your feeling well!
S.S.
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LadyMystique (ladymystique)
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Post Number: 13
Registered: 4-2004
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Arcadia..."you beat me to the punch" :-)
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Arcadia (arcadia)
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THAT TIME!

A-
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Post Number: 16
Registered: 4-2004
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Work With Me Annie-The Midnighters (featuring Hank Ballard)
Roll With Me Henry-Etta James & Peaches
Tower Of Strength-Gene McDaniels
You Don't Have To Be A Tower Of Strength-Gloria Lynne
Will You Love Me Tomorrow-Shirelles
Yes, I Will love You Tomorrow-Jon E. Holiday
Tomorrow And Always-Satintones

There must have been hundreds of such "answer" songs in the '40s and '50s, related to Cab Calloway's, Louis Jordan's, Charles Brown's and lots of boogie woogie songs, as well as a lot of the early '50s R&B songs. I just can't remember them specifically now. I'll have to post them one by one, as they trickle into my memory. Would the "story continuation songs" of The Midnighters:
Work With Me Annie-Sexy Ways-Annie Had a Baby, etc. and The Heartbeats/Shep & Limelights: A Thousand Miles Away-Five Hundred Miles To Go-Daddy's Home, etc. count?

What about Charles Perry's answer on the flip to his front side -"Move On Love"/"How Can I". Just kidding here-actual songs not related, but titles fit well!

I believe there were several anser songs in early Motown (and/or Berry Gordy-related), in addition to "Got a Job" and "Tomorrow and Always"
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J5 Collector (j5_collector)
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Does this qualify?

My Guy -- Mary Wells
My Girl -- Temptations
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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Sixty Minute Man-Dominoes (alias "Lovin' Dan")
Don't Stop Dan-Checkers
Can't Do Sixty No More-Swallows

I Don't Know-Willie Mabon
Yes, I Know-Linda Hayes

Mannish Boy-Muddy Waters
I'm A Man-Bo Diddly
500 Percent More Man-Bo Diddly

There Goes My Baby-Drifters
I Found My Baby-Lexingtons

Rocket 69-Todd Rhodes Orch.-featuring Connie Allen
Rocket 88-Jackie Brenston

I seem to remember some "series" records by the Robins in the early '50s, and there must have been a lot of "boy-girl"statement and comeback records with titles like "Be True To Me" and answers like "I'll Be True To You", and "Love Me Always" and answers like "I'll Always Love You". I think "Stand By Me" and "I'll Stand By You" was an actual pairing like that-but I'll have to think of the artists. I'd hate to think that The Hollywood Flames version of "I'll Stand By You" was the answer to Ben E. King!!!

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Ron Murphy (ron_murphy)
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Shop Around-Miracles/Don't Let Him Shop Around-Debbie Dean(Motown)
You're So Fine-Falcons(Flick/UA)/He's So Fine-Corvells(LuPine)
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Jimmy Mack (luke)
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Post Number: 31
Registered: 4-2004
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Some female singer had answer record to You Send Me that I just read about but cant remember who-?
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Soul Sister (soul_sister)
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How about "He's So Fine"- The Chiffons
S.S.
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Vonnie (vonnie)
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Message To Michael - Dionne Warwick
Message To Martha - Jerry Butler

*Original Name Of Song - Kentucky BlueBird

(Message edited by Vonnie on April 17, 2004)
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Kev-Lo (7273747576)
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Hi this is Kev-Lo hey everybody what's up how about
Girls you can do the guys do-Betty wright
Don't Let the good girls go bad-Della Humphies

Mama did'nt lie-Jan Bradley
Mama Did'nt Know-Major Lance

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T.L. Harris (tl_harris)
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How about:

Hound Dog- Big Momma Thornton
Bearcat-Rufus Thomas

T.L. Harris
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Mark Speck (mark_speck)
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"Somebody Stole My Dog"--Rufus Thomas
"I Didn't Steal Your Dog"--Virgie Til
"Rufus, Come and Get Your Dog"--forgot the artist on this one.

Best,

Mark
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LadyMystique (ladymystique)
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I read somewhere that IT by Ron and Bill (Ronnie White and Smokey Robinson) was an answer record to THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATER (I think that's the name of the song).
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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"My Girl" wasn't really an "answer song" to "My Guy". But there WAS one for "My Guy". -It was "Your Guy", by Bobby Wells on Mercury. Not very good at all.

"Sand In My Shoes" by The Drifters, was a "continuation story song" for "Under The Boardwalk".
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tsaneladi (tsaneladi)
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My all time favorite is TRAMP,hands down
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dvdmike (dvdmike)
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I LIKE IT LIKE THAT - Chris Kenner
I DON'T LIKE IT LIKE THAT - The Bobbettes

SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR ME - The Drifters
I'LL SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR YOU - Damita Jo

DUKE OF EARL - Gene Chandler
DUCHESS OF EARL - The Pearlettes
I OUT-DUKED THE DUKE - Little Otis

YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH - Mary Wells
YOU THREW A LUCKY PUNCH - Gene Chandler
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Robb_K (robb_k)
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If You Need Me (Call Me)-Wilson Pickett
I Need You-Lillian Dorr
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Mark Speck (mark_speck)
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"Me and Mrs. Jones"--Billy Paul
"Hey Mr. Paul"--Realinda

Best,

Mark

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