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Friday, May 19th

what’s new

Everything Is Recorded, “Close But Not Quite,” featuring Sampha and sampling Curtis Mayfield (“The Makings of You”), 2017

Friday, May 5th

Still hard to believe he’s gone.

Prince with Stevie Wonder, live, Los Angeles, 2011

 

Saturday, April 1st

more

Tank and the Bangas, “Quick,” 2017


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lagniappe

reading table

It seems unlikely that so much literature
could be made from twenty-six letters.

—Brenda Shaughnessy, “Card 12: The Hanged Man,” fragment (Our Andromeda)

Thursday, March 30th

timeless

Ann Peebles, I Can’t Stand the Rain,* 1974 (Hi Records)


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lagniappe

reading table

The only thing worse than trying to look younger than you are is trying to look wiser than you are.

Jack Haubner

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*Track list (courtesy of YouTube):

“I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Ann Peebles)
“Do I Need You” (Bryant, Peebles)
“Until You Came into My Life” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“(You Keep Me) Hanging On” (Ira Allen, Buddy Mize)
“Run Run Run” (Bryant, Darryl Carter, Peebles)
“If We Can’t Trust Each Other” (Earl Randle)
“A Love Vibration” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“You Got to Feed the Fire” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles)
“I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Earl Randle)
“One Way Street” (Bryant, Peebles)

Tuesday, March 21st

what’s new

Tank and the Bangas, live (“Boxes and Squares,” “Quick,” “Rollercoasters”), Washington, D.C., 3/6/17

 

Friday, March 10th

basement jukebox

Robert Ward (1938-2008), 1967

“My Love Is Strictly Reserved for You”


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“I Will Fear No Evil”


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

 

Monday, March 6th

basement jukebox

Junior Wells (vocals, harmonica; 1934-1998), “Little by Little,” 1960


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

fullsizerender-30

 

Monday, February 27th

basement jukebox

J.B. Lenoir (vocals, guitar; 1929-1967), “Mama Talk to Your Daughter,” 1954

 

Thursday, February 23rd

passings

Walter “Junie” Morrison, keyboard player, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, etc., 1954-January 21, 2017

Keyboards and vocals, with Parliament-Funkadelic, “Into You,” live, Passaic, New Jersey, 1978


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Questlove, Instagram post:

The Great Junie Morrison. So inspirational. All the #OhioPlayers westbound era funk that birthed #Voodoo & #BlackMessiah: #Junie. Those adlibs on Hov’s “#BrooklynsFinest & #Tribe‘s #ScenarioRemix is Junie. All the Warner Era #Funkadelic songwriting wizzardry #OneNationUnderAGroove & #UncleJamWantsYou (he co-wrote #NotJustKneeDeep) even #Parliament‘s #MotorBootyAffair & #Gloryhallastoopid. His ideas birthed and ushered in the G-Funk era (all that synthy #FunkyWorm synth yall associate w gangsta rap/Dre’s sound? That’s #JunieMorrison. Even his #SuzieThundertussy in its tales of “Lost Angeles” were the backdrop on Ye’s bright light for #TLOP‘s #NoMorePartiesInLA. Solange even gave him props on #Junie (“jump on it” for those that call it the “Jump on it song Dre3000 sings on)—this man was an uncelebrated unsung unchampioned whose ideas we just took and took and took. I regret so much not having a “proper” conversation about his journey. His songwriting. His technology innovations. Man. This STINGS. Rip #Junie.

Tuesday, February 21st

passings

Clyde Stubblefield, drummer, April 18, 1943-February 18, 2017

“Funk Thing” (with Fred Wesley, trombone; John Scofield, guitar; John Medeski, organ; Fred Thomas, bass), 1999


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“Funky James Brown” (with John “Jabo” Starks, drums)

 

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