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Friday, October 22nd

sounds of New Orleans

Cha Wa, live (“My People,” “Bow Down,” “Morning Glory,” “Wildman”), published 10/18/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Thursday, September 23rd

basement jukebox

O. V. Wright (1939-1980), “A Nickel and a Nail,” 1971

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, August 20th

sweet soul music

Isley Brothers (Ronald Isley [vocals], Ernest Isley [guitar], et al.), live (“Between the Sheets,” “Footsteps in the Dark,” “For the Love of You,” “That Lady”), St. Louis (home studio), published 8/18/21

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, Ireland (Dingle Peninsula)

Thursday, July 29th

basement jukebox: sounds of New Orleans

Professor Longhair (aka Henry Roeland “Roy” Byrd, 1918-1980; vocals, piano), “Tipitina” (R. Byrd, C. Matassa), 1954

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, July 26th

like nobody else

Nina Simone (1933-2003), “Ain’t Got No, I Got Life” (J. Rado, G. Ragni, G. MacDermot), live, London, 1968

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

Rising from sickness, I lean on a cane and stand by the river.
Countless peach petals flow downstream.

—Ryokan (1758-1831), from “Upon getting up from sickness in late spring” (translated from the Japanese by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Friday, July 23rd

sounds (and sights) of New Orleans

Jon Batiste, “Freedom” (J. Batiste, A, Rowe), 2021

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

Thursday, July 15th

basement jukebox: sounds of Chicago

Syl Johnson (vocals, harmonica), “Take Me to the River” (A. Green, M. Hodges), 1975

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, June 5th

basement jukebox: sounds of Chicago

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

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Friday, May 21st

what’s new

Curtis Harding, “Hopeful” (C. Harding), published 5/18/21

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (alley)

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