Friday Genius Ten “Making Up For The Snark” Edition

By Amanda Marcotte
Friday, January 9, 2009 15:29 EDT
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The Genius song pick today is from this year’s Oxford American discs.

Original song: “Going Away”—The Staple Singers Alas, it’s not on YouTube, but here’s another song by the group:

1) “Lovely Day”—Bill Withers
2) “Diamonds and Pearls”—Prince
3) “Please, Please, Please”—James Brown
4) “Take A Letter Maria”—R.B. Greaves
5) “If You Can Want”—Smokey Robinson
6) “Just Kissed My Baby”—The Meters
7) “River Deep, Mountain High”—Ike & Tina Turner
8) “Hallelujah, I Love Her So”—Ray Charles
9) “Stop In The Name Of Love”—The Supremes
10) “Telephone”—Eryka Badu

More videos after the fold. “Telephone”‘s not on YouTube, but here’s the first single off the new album:

The Meters:

Okay, I got my new memory card, so I should be taking cat pictures soon. And of a superior quality, I suspect. They keep doing cute things, but breaking the tableau if I grab the camera.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
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