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Category: R&B

Thursday, April 19th

basement jukebox

O.V. Wright, “A Nickel and a Nail” (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, April 12th

basement jukebox

Syl Johnson, “Take Me to the River” (Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, writers; Willie Mitchell, producer), 1975

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I am waiting, patiently, for the United States Postal Service to issue a Forever stamp honoring Willie Mitchell. Nobody—nobody—has produced better records.

Tuesday, April 10th

basement jukebox

Sonny Boy Williamson II, “Help Me” (S. Williamson, W. Dixon, R. Bass), 1963

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, April 6th

what’s new

Anderson .Paak, “Til It’s Over” (“Welcome Home,” directed for Apple by Spike Jonze, featuring FKA twigs), 3/5/18

 

Tuesday, April 3rd

basement jukebox

Bobby “Blue” Bland, “I’ll Take Care of You” (B. Benton), 1959

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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random thoughts

We’re in this boat—a boat with no bottom—together, sinking.

Friday, March 30th

basement jukebox

Tyrone Davis (1938-2005), “Can I Change My Mind,” 1969

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

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reading table

Nature repeats itself, or almost does . . .

—Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979), “North Haven”

Friday, March 23rd

what’s new

August Greene (Common, vocals; Robert Glasper, keyboards; Karriem Riggins, drums; et al.) with guest singers Samora Pinderhughes, Maimouna Youssef, Brandy, Andra Day, live, Washington, D.C., 2/21/18

 

Friday, February 23rd

timeless

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “What’s Going On” (M. Gaye, A. Cleveland, R. Benson), “What’s Happening Brother” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx Jr.), live, Chicago, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, February 17th

what’s new

The Crossrhodes, live (“Footprints on the Moon,” “How You Gon’ Fall,” “Praying Prayers,” “America”), Washington, D.C., 2/9/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 16th

timeless

Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (B. Lynn [aka B.L. Ozen], H.P. Meaux), live (TV show: The !!! Beat), Dallas, 1966

 

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