On this episode of Trick Bag, Neil digs into great male-female R&B duos of the '50s and early '60s. Some of these acts -- like Los Angeles' Gene and Eunice, New York's Mickey and Sylvia, and New Orleans' Shirley and Lee -- found success on the charts and with the concert-going public. In other cases, these duos paired up for only a handful of recordings before going their separate ways, but not without making their mark on R&B history and leaving behind great musical treasures for future generations of R&B and Rock 'n' Roll aficionados. Listen to this installment of Trick Bag for a double dose of excitement!
Trick Bag is presented by Osiris Media. Hosted and Produced by Neil Pellegrin. Produced by Kirsten Cluthe. Edited by Matt Dwyer and Justin Thomas (Revoice Media). Executive produced by Patrick Mitchell (EAC Productions). Artwork by Liz Bee.
Music in this episode:
Ruth & Al - I'll Be the Bee
Johnnie & Joe - There Goes My Heart
Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford - Lead Me On
Gene & Eunice - Bom Bom Lulu
Sugar & Spice - Indeed I Love You
Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - Lock Me In Your Heart
Bonnie & Ike Turner - My Heart Belongs to You
Charlie & Rosie - Don't Call the Wagon
Paul Gayten & Annie Laurie - I'll Never Be Free
Clyde McPhatter & Ruth Brown - I Gotta Have You
Ronald & Ruby - Lollipop
Lavern Baker & Jimmy Ricks - You're the Boss
Shirley & Lee - Baby
Joe & Ann - Gee Baby
Mickey & Sylvia - Bewildered
Little Esther & Bobby Nunn - You Took My Love Too Fast
Etta & Harvey - My Heart Cries
Clydie King & Mel Carter - Who Do You Love
Willy & Ruth - Farewell
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