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Any examples?

To kick off, The Brooks Brothers 'Looking for a Woman' is very obviously heavily based on 'Satisfaction' by the Rolling Stones (I'd like to think its the other way round but I doubt it...)

Also that Del Larks cover up 'Just You and I' Butch used to play (can't remember who it is actually by). The intro is 'You Keep me Hanging On' by The Supremes..

Any more?

(Edit: got it Mello Souls)

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"Little Johnny Hamilton - Oh How I Love You" borrows bits of "Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone" and "Little Tony & Hawks - Give Me Your Sweet Love" borrows from "Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar" and probably the biggest copy is "Intentions - I'm Losing Your love" which borrows from "Capitols - I Got To Handle It" In my opinion

 

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 The start of Tommy Hunt's Loving on the Losing Side not just influenced by Harold Melvin's The Love I Lost but was a complete lift, as admitted by RW many moons ago! :ohmy:

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Dream Team - I'm Not Satisfied I've had down as a response to Stones Satisfaction (more Otis version now I think about it), Anna king Mamas got a bag of her own as a response to Papas got a brand new bag

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Lamont Dozier,quote;  "i only ever wrote one song , I just did it 66 times".....H.D.H. The Masterclass of  song writing!

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Any examples?

To kick off, The Brooks Brothers 'Looking for a Woman' is very obviously heavily based on 'Satisfaction' by the Rolling Stones (I'd like to think its the other way round but I doubt it...)

 

 

Bobby Womack's Nothing You Can Do actually copies the Satisfaction riff wholesale, as does 7 Dwarfs Stop Girl

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Marvin Gaye's I'll be Doggone (written by Smokey Robinson I believe) sounds like The Searchers' Needles and Pins.

Dance Little Girl by Clay Hammond also has the "Needles and Pins" riff.

Howard Tate - You're Lookin'Good. The middle eight is lifted from Percy Faith - Theme from a Summer Place.

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That driving beat sounds like the Rolling Stones 'Satisfaction' in parts.  JJ Jackson 'Sho Nuff Got a Good thing Goin' is almost identical to The Contours 'Just a Little Misundertsanding' but the records have totally different composers on the labels.

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Curtis Mayfield quite blatantly ripped off "This old heart of mine" by the Isley Bros. for The Impressions' "Can't satisfy". Obviously he got sued by Motown because the 1968-compilation "The Best Of The Impressions" gives credit for "Can't satisfy" to Jobete Music...  :)

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Another for the "SatisfactIon" group - Clarence Reid - I'm Your Yes Man

 

A bunch of songs use the similar three descending note and pause intro that was first? used on Jackie Ross's "Selfish One" -  Edwin Starr "SOS", Explosive Dynamiks "Whole Lotta Loving", Purple Mundi "Stop Hurting Me", I think there are more...

 

Pointed this one before but Gwen Owens "Wanted and Needed" intro takes after the old Stereos doowop record "I really love you".

 

Thee Midniters "You're Gonna Make Me Cry" is a bit like JJ Jackson's "But It's Alright"

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Two tracks that seem to have been shamelessly copied a fair few times

 

"Open The Door To Your Heart" by Eugene Jefferson, Major Burkes and countless others without any acknowledgement in the song writing credits

 

"Stand By Me" by Little "D" & Harlems, Joe Arnold  and countless others without any acknowledgement in the song writing credits

 

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Always thought this was one of the most blatant ones - Christine Cooper 'Heartaches away my boy' quite clearly lifts the main piano / vibes riff from Supremes 'Stop in the name of love' from the previous year - surprised they got away with it

 

 

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Quittin' Time, nicks a little instrumental figure directly from Get Ready - just enough not to get sued.

 

And don't forget the Green Onions organ break on C'mon and Swim

 

I reckon we're scratching the surface here...

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son of stan, on 10 Dec 2014 - 8:46 PM, said:

Just thought of another one. Jan Jones 'Independent Woman', the chorus is exactly the same as Tony Clark 'The Entertainer'.

Is it?

 

:g:

 

I can't hear that. :no:

 

I do have a grommet in my ear though.

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Candy and the Kisses - The 81 is pretty much a direct rehash of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas - In My Lonely Room.

Vandellas released March 64, Candy and the Kisses Oct 64.

 

You're right  -- it is -- can't believe I never noticed that one before!!!

 

Marv Johnson -- Come On and Stop & Roy Hamilton -- She Make Me Wanna Dance are both the same song as Twist and Shout -- Isley Bros, which in turn is really the same song as La Bamba -- Ritchie Valens...

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Al De Lory 'Right On' is a straight lift as on instrumental of Van Morrison's 'Domino.

 

Would've thought it was the other way round if anything - as Domino nicks chunks of lyrics from Little Richard's 'I don't wanna discuss it' as well.

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and rolling stones not fade away was a blatent steal from bo diddly

again with no writing credits,

I know this is the wrong way around and not soul but a major black artist

Buddy Holly cover, who used the classic Bo Diddly riff and made no secret of it.

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Buddy Holly cover, who used the classic Bo Diddly riff and made no secret of it.

went to the piccy's in early 80's to watch battle of the giants Bo Diddly n Chuck berry jamming on stage awesome documentary flick.

went back next nite to see it again

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Here's a few more for the list-

 "Baby Reconsider" by Leon Haywood borrows  a lot from  "Just A Little Misunderstanding" by the Contours.

"One In A Million" by Maxine Brown sounds like a slowed down "Uptight" by Stevie Wonder.

 "Choppin' Around" by Jimmy Wisner is almost the same song as "Hungry For Love" by the San Remo Strings.

  The next two aren't really Northern ...

  

   "Are You Lonely For Me Baby" by Freddie Scott was obviously influenced by "Searchin' For My Love" by Bobby Moore.

  "Build Me Up Buttercup" by the Foundations is extremely close to "I'll Turn To Stone" by the Four Tops.

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