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Category: R&B

Thursday, April 22nd

basement jukebox

Two minutes of heaven?

Solomon Burke (1940-2010), “Cry to Me” (Bert Berns [aka Bert Russell]), 1962

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random sights

yesterday, Chicago (alley)

Friday, April 9th

what’s new

DUCKWRTH, live (“Kiss U Right Now,” “make u go,” “Birthday Suit,” “Super Good”), published 4/7/21

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, March 23rd

basement jukebox

Otis Clay (1942-2016), “That’s How It Is (When You’re In Love)” (M. Dollison, M. Bland), 1967 (Billboard R&B chart, #34)

 

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Cash McCall (aka Morris Dollison Jr.), “When You Wake Up” (M. Higgins, M. Dollison), 1966 (Billboard R&B chart, #19)

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, March 4th

basement jukebox

Irma Thomas (1941-), “Time Is on My Side” (J. Ragovoy, J. Norman), 1964

 

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reading table

Wild night – Wild nights!
Were I with thee
Wild nights should be
Our luxury!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 269 (Johnson)

Friday, February 19th

what’s new

Rick Ross, live (“Super High,” “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” “Aston Martin Music,” “I’m Not A Star,” “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit,” “Tears of Joy”), Miami, published 2/16/21

 

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random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, December 3rd

sounds of the 1940s

Cecil Gant (1913-1951, piano, vocals), “What’s on Your Worried Mind,” “I Gotta Gal,” 1945

 

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random sights

a while ago, Maine (Monhegan Island)

Thursday, November 26th

basement jukebox

J. B. Lenoir (1929-1967), “Mama Talk To Your Daughter,” 1955

 

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Magic Sam (aka Samuel Maghett, 1937-1969), “All Your Love,” 1957

 

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Otis Rush (1934-2018)“All Your Love (I Miss Loving),” 1958

 

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Junior Wells (1934-1998), “Little by Little,” 1960

 

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Buddy Guy (1936-), “First Time I Met the Blues,” 1960

 

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Sonny Boy Williamson II (aka Alex [or Aleck] Miller, 1912-1965), “Help Me,” 1963

 

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Fenton Robinson (1935-1997), “Somebody (Loan Me a Dime),” 1967

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, July 29th

basement jukebox

Otis Rush (1934-2018, vocals, guitar), “All Your Love (I Miss Loving)” (O. Rush), 1959

 

If you take the words from ‘Black Magic Woman’ and just leave the rhythm, it’s ‘All Your Love’—it’s Otis Rush.

—Carlos Santana

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Roads run forever
Under feet forever
Falling away
Yet, it may happen that you
Come to the same place again
Stay! You could not do
Anything more certain—
Here you can wait forever
And rejoice at your arrival

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011)

Friday, July 17th

two takes

“My People . . . Hold On” (A. Poree, L. Caston Jr.)

Amber Mark (1993-), 6/18/20

 

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Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992), 1972

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 11th

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” (A Jackson, T. Matthews), 1971

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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