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Saturday, December 2nd

two takes

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

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

 

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Nina Simone (1933-2003), 1965

 

Saturday, November 25th

passings

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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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

passings

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

 

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, October 17th

sounds of Seattle

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio, live, Seattle, 2017

 

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lagniappe

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.”

 

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lagniappe

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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