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Saturday, March 21st

sounds of Jamaica

Buju Banton (1973-), live (studio), Jamaica (Kingston), 3/20/20

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.

—Buddhist monk Thích Nhất Hạnh (1926-)

Thursday, December 26th

basement jukebox

Desmond Dekker (1941-2006) & The Aces, “Israelites” (D. Dekker, L. Kong), 1968

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, September 28th

keep on dancing

Abi Shanti-I (DJ), live (music starts at 9:10), London, 8/9/18

 

Thursday, September 27th

basement jukebox

“Can I Change My Mind” (B. Despenza, C. Wolfolk)

Alton Ellis (1938-2008), 1969

 

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Tyrone Davis (1938-2005), 1968

 

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lagniappe

reading table 

How lonesome the Wind must feel Nights –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 1441 (Franklin)

Wednesday, September 20th

sounds of Jamaica

Gregory Isaacs (1951-2010), “Kingston 14” (Made in Jamaica), 2006

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Tuesday, September 19th

sounds of Jamaica

Lee “Scratch” Perry, Junior Murvin, The Heptones, The Congos, The Upsetters, “Play On Mr. Music,” live, Jamaica (Roots Rock Reggae [1977])

 

Monday, September 18th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, France (Carhaix), 1999

 

Saturday, September 16th

sounds of Jamaica

Sugar Minott (1956-2010)

Live, London, 1984

 

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Talking and singing, 1988

 

Thursday, January 28th

sounds of Jamaica

Burning Spear, live, Paris, 1988

Friday, June 13th

sounds of Brazil & Jamaica

Slavish imitation. Contrived reinvention. Tributes usually leave me wondering why they even bothered. Not this.

Gilberto Gil (1942-), Tribute to Bob Marley, live, Brazil (Sao Paulo), 2001

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