Wasup Examers, it's Sama:
Our episode this week was about 2 versions of a song called Somebody Please. In the episode, I played clips from Billy Keene's rather funky version, and from the slow, more anguished interpretation by The Vanguards. Because both versions were released in 1969, I couldn't figure out who did the original, and who was covering the song.
So I left it up to you listeners to help me out. And Indianapolis-based DJ Salazar reached out with this information:
I also asked you folks out there to let me know if you find another version of Somebody Please and Salazar pointed me to this great R&B cut by K-Ci & Jojo. It's in the same vein as The Vanguards.
Thanks Salazar for the info, and for listening to our show!
For the rest of you, here's Episode 27 in full:
And Can I Call you Baby by The Pearls is a great, slow-mover too: