music clip of the day


Category: R&B

Saturday, December 2nd

two takes

“Feeling Good” (A. Newley, L. Bricusse)

Lauryn Hill (feat. Kamasi Washington, tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Lucca), 2017



Nina Simone (1933-2003), 1965


Saturday, November 25th


Warren “Pete” Moore, singer (The Miracles, bass), songwriter, vocal arranger, producer, November 19, 1937-November 19, 2017

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles (WPM, far left)

“Tracks of My Tears”  (S. Robinson, P. Moore, M. Tarplin), 1965



“Ooo Baby Baby” (S. Robinson, P. Moore), 1965



Jon Hendricks, singer, songwriter, September 16, 1921-November 22, 2017

Lambert, Hendricks & Ross (JH scats first), “Airegin” (S. Rollins), live, Newport, R.I., 1960



Tommy Keene, singer, songwriter, guitarist, June 30, 1958-November 22, 2017

Live, New York, 1986


Friday, November 10th

Was popular music, some of it, anyway, better then—or is any inclination in that direction simply a matter of nostalgia?

Otis Redding (1941-1967), “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” (O. Redding, S. Cropper), rec. 1967 (official video)


Taking another break. Still flu-beaten. At times like these, I’m especially grateful to be in a long marriage (41 years, January). (I’m also grateful, when my wife is ill, to be able to care for her.) Back before long, I hope.

Thursday, October 26th


Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., February 26, 1928-October, 24, 2017, singer, songwriter, piano player

“Don’t You Hear Me Calling You” (A. Domino, D. Bartholomew), 1954





random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017




art beat

Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), Pine and Henry Streets, New York, 1936

Saturday, August 26th

what’s new

The Roots and Bilal, “It Ain’t Fair,” live (Tonight Show), 8/7/17


Friday, August 18th

summer in the city

DJ Derrick Carter, Chicago, 7/16/17

Tight on time? Jump to 41:00: Gil Scott-Heron, “Bicentennial Blues.”




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) and Emile Bernard (1868-1941), Earthly Paradise, 1888 (Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist, through September 10th)

Friday, August 11th

voices I miss

Prince (1958-2016), live, Netherlands (Rotterdam), 2011


Tuesday, August 8th

keep on dancing

Offhand, I can’t think of a DJ set I’ve enjoyed more.

DJ Maseo (AKA Vincent Mason), London, 2017


Friday, June 30th

voices I miss

This sounds as fresh, and timely, as it did in 1971.

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx; What’s Going On, 1971)


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