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Month: October, 2013

Monday, October 28th

passings

Lou Reed, singer, songwriter, guitarist, March 2, 1942-October 27, 2013

Live (with Robert Quine [1942-2004], guitar; Fernando Saunders, bass; Fred Maher, drums), New York (Bottom Line), 1983

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

All great rock comes from a particular place. Take Lou Reed. Could he have emerged from Detroit? Nah—too self-conscious, too arty. San Francisco? Unh-uh—way too abrasive. He could only have come from one place, the city where, as the joke has it, a tourist goes up to someone and asks: “Can you tell me the way to the Empire State Building—or should I just go fuck myself?”

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taking a break

I’m taking some time off—back in a while.

Sunday, October 27th

sounds of Chicago

They sounded so good last week—let’s hear some more.

The Staple Singers, “Are You Sure,” live, 1971


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art beat

William Eggleston (1939-)

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Saturday, October 26th

adlib-ability

Drummer Big Black (AKA Daniel Ray, 1934-), talking and playing (with Go: Organic Orchestra, Venice, Calif., 2005)


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art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940

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Friday, October 25th

sounds of Chicago

King Louie, “My Niggaz” (2012-13)


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lagniappe

found words

From this week’s Chicago Reader music section:

. . . spastic, fuzzed-out bubblegum punk.

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Local seapunk originator . . .

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. . . like folk-shouter Odetta going through a goth/drone phase.

Thursday, October 24th

alone

Sometimes the performer makes all the difference. In the wrong hands this can seem a mess. In the right ones it sparkles.

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928-2007), Klavierstücke XI (1956)
Prodromos Symeonidis, live, 2006

Wednesday, October 23rd

sounds of Chicago

Here’s another track I co-produced long ago, in a world without CDs, or MP3s, or Internet.

Pinetop Perkins (1913-2011), “Blues After Hours” (Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 2, Alligator Records, 1978)


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940

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Tuesday, October 22nd

two takes

“I Thought About You” (J. Van Heusen & J. Mercer)

Jeanne Lee (vocals) with Mal Waldron (piano), et al.
Live, France (Marciac), 2000

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Mildred Bailey (vocals) with Benny Goodman (clarinet), et al.
Recording, 1939


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lagniappe

art beat

Garry Winogrand (1928-1984)

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Monday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Art Ensemble of Chicago (Roscoe Mitchell, saxophones, percussion; Joseph Jarman, saxophones, percussion, electric guitar; Lester Bowie [MCOTD Hall of Famer], trumpet, percussion; Malachi Favors, bass, percussion; Don Moye, drums, percussion [first clip])

Live, Chicago (Jazz Showcase), 1981


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Recording (“Rock Out”), 1969

Sunday, October 20th

sounds of Chicago

The Staple Singers, “Sit Down Servant,” live (TV show), 1963


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940

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Saturday, October 19th

sounds of Chicago

Baby Huey, “Hard Times” (C. Mayfield), 1971
Stand Up Guys, 2012


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940

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