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Sunday, February 17th

timeless

Brother Joe May (1912-1972) and Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “You’re Gonna Need Him After A While,” live (TV broadcast), 1963

 

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this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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A still – Volcano – Life –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 517 (Franklin)

Saturday, February 16th

Want to be swept away?

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897), Violin Concerto in D major; Frankfurt Radio Symphony (Paavo Järvi, cond.) with Hilary Hahn (violin), live, Frankfurt, 2014

 

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Sunday, February 10th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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I am alive – I guess –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 605 (Franklin)

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(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Saturday, February 9th

more

Tim Buckley (1947-1975) with Lee Underwood (guitar), Carter C.C. Collins (percussion), “Sing a Song for You” (T. Buckley), live, Amsterdam (Dutch TV), 1968

 

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Friday, February 8th

voices I miss

Tim Buckley (1947-1975) with Lee Underwood (guitar), Carter C.C. Collins (percussion), “Happy Time” (T. Buckley), live, Amsterdam (Dutch TV), 1968

 

Thursday, February 7th

sounds of the Netherlands

Binkbeats (drums, percussion, bass, electronics) feat. Niels Broos (keyboards), “Little Nerves,” live (studio), Netherlands (Utrecht), 2017

 

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Wednesday, February 6th

timeless

Fats Waller (1904-1943, piano, vocals), “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter” (F. E. Ahlert, J. Young), 1935

 

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this morning, Chicago (Monadnock Building, 1891-93)

Tuesday, February 5th

Yesterday, listening to this while driving to see a client at an outlying jail, I was reminded, again, that hearing the right music at the right time can change your entire day.

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin; Oscar Shumsky (1917-2000), violin, 1979*

 

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*Sonata No. 1 in G minor: 00:01
Partita No. 1 in B minor: 17:04
Sonata No. 2 in A minor: 48:26
Partita No. 2 in D minor: 1:11:43
Sonata No. 3 in C major: 1:43:33
Partita No. 3 in E major: 2:07:17

Monday, February 4th

If told you had a week to live, what recordings would you want to listen to in your waning days? This, for me, would be one.

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849), 24 Preludes (Op. 28); Alfred Cortot (1877-1962), piano, 1933/34

 

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Sunday, February 3rd

sounds of Mississippi

Black Delta Religion (William Ferris, Mississippi, 1968), trailer

 

The complete film, which lasts fourteen (riveting) minutes, is available here.

Voices of Mississippi: Artists and Musicians Documented by William Ferris, released last year by Dust-to-Digital, has been nominated for two Grammy Awards (Best Historical Album, Best Liner Notes).

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