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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

 

Wednesday, February 7th

old school

Robert Pete Williams (1914-1980), “Goodbye Slim Harpo,” 1971

 

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Slim Harpo (AKA James Isaac Moore, 1924-1970), The Best of Slim Harpo, 1983*

 

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*01 – Baby Scratch My Back (1965); 02 – I Got Love If You Want It (1957); 03 – I’m A King Bee (1957); 04 – Little Queen Bee (Got A Brand New King) (1964); 05 – Shake Your Hips (1966); 06 – Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu (1968); 07 – Buzz Me Babe (1960); 08 – Buzzin’ (1963); 09 – Rainin’ In My Heart (1961); 10 – Still Rainin’ In My Heart (1964); 11 – Late Last Night (1960); 12 – Tip On In, Part 1 (1967); 13 – Bobby Sox Baby (1961); 14 – Don’t Start Cryin’ Now (1961); 15 – I Need Money (Keep Your Alibis) (1964); 16 – Strange Love (1958); 17 – Rock Me Baby (1976); 18 – Blues Hang-Over (1960).

Friday, February 2nd

more

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, live, Washington, D.C. 2016

 

Wednesday, January 31st

what’s new

Chris Dave and the Drumhedz, “Black Hole” (feat. Anderson .Paak), 1/18/18

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Albert Bloch (1882-1961), Harlequin and Three Pierrots, 1914

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.

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