Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes – Wrote many songs with David Porter for numerous Stax Records artists – died 10th August 2008 at home near his treadmill aged 65. Born  20th August 1942 – Covington, Tennessee Died  10th August 2008 Isaac wrote many songs with […]

Holland Dozier Holland

Holland, Dozier, Holland; the amazing song writing trio that wrote so many of those sixties Motown hits. However they felt under rewarded at Motown and had to take Berry Gordy to task to get their fees. They left Motown and […]

Evie Sands

Take Me For A Little While (Jackie Ross / and I Can’t Let Go – (The Hollies) Angel Of The Morning – (PP Arnold did an excellent cover of this) Picture Me Gone – 1967 (Madeline Bell covered this in the UK […]

Ellie Greenwich

I Want You To Be My Baby Ellie Greenwich, a song writer who wrote or contributed to lots of Soup and Pop songs. She wrote: “I Want You To Be My Baby” It was recorded in England by Billie Davis. […]

Eddie Singleton

Nerves of Steel – SHRINE Records Eddie Singleton was a song writer and producer who wrote Nerves Of Steel for Gino Parks. Eddie married the ex wife of Berry Gordy, Raymona who helped found Motown (with very little credit). His […]

David Porter

Can’t See You When I Want To – Stax 1965) David Porter wrote the above great track which was played at the Blue Note and Wheel clubs in Manchester. However David Porter is highly regarded and best remembered by soul […]

Allen Toussaint

From Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass to Robert Palmer and Bonnie Raitt all have used or been influenced by Allen Toussaint. He made at least one notable single himself –  We The People, Soul City 1969. BORN: January 14, […]

Brian Holland

Don’t Leave Me Starvin’ for Your Love Brian Holland – Brother of Eddie Holland and member of the famous Tamla Motown hit music writing team – Holland Dozier Holland Brian Holland As part of the Holland/Dozier/Holland production and song writing […]

Bob Crewe

Let’s Hang On Walk Like A Man – with Bob Gaudio Bob Crewe – wrote many of the hits for Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as well as songs for Freddie Cannon and arranging for Mitch Ryder. Bob Crewe […]

Bert Berns

Bert Berns – songwriter: wrote many hits including Twist and Shout and Under The Boardwalk. Bert Berns  released HITCH HIKE under the name of Russell Byrd –  a great Mod soul track that was available in the UK on The […]