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Category: R&B

Friday, July 5th

basement jukebox

Billy Stewart (1937-1970), “Sitting in the Park” (B. Stewart), 1965

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Understanding makes the mind lazy.

—Penelope Fitzgerald (1916-2000), The Bookshop

Wednesday, June 26th

basement jukebox

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, June 14th

another take

Amy Winehouse (1983-2011), “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (D. Hathaway), live, France, 2007

 

Wednesday, June 12th

basement jukebox

Donny Hathaway (1945-1979), “I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know” (D. Hathaway), 1972

 

Monday, June 3rd

what’s new

Mavis Staples with Ben Harper, “We Get By” (B. Harper), published 5/15/19

 

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Another take.

Live (TV show), published 5/21/19

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

Music Is the Healing Force of the Universe

—album title, saxophonist Albert Ayler, 1969

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Saturday, June 1st

basement jukebox

Gus Jinkins (aka Jenkins), “You Told Me” (G. Jinkins [aka Jenkins]), 1956

 

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lagniappe

reading table

new red flowers
have bloomed . . .
pure water over moss

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Wednesday, May 8th

basement jukebox

James Carr (1942-2001) with Betty Harris (1939-), “I’m a Fool for You,” 1967 (Billboard R&B #42, Pop #97)

 

Friday, April 19th

what’s new

Georgia Anne Muldrow, “Overdrive,” “Flowers” (with Dudley Perkins), “Ciao,” live (studio), Washington, D.C., 4/8/19

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, April 4th

basement jukebox

Professor Longhair (AKA Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd [1918-1980], piano and vocals), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd), 1953

 

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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Chicago

Wednesday, April 3rd

basement jukebox

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

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Looking back now, in the late autumn of life—or is it early winter?—I am convinced that art and the erotic are as closely entwined as a pair of lovers lying in each other’s arms.

—John Banville (1945-), Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir

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