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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)

Tuesday, March 23rd

basement jukebox

Otis Clay (1942-2016), “That’s How It Is (When You’re In Love)” (M. Dollison, M. Bland), 1967 (Billboard R&B chart, #34)

 

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Cash McCall (aka Morris Dollison Jr.), “When You Wake Up” (M. Higgins, M. Dollison), 1966 (Billboard R&B chart, #19)

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, July 17th

two takes

“My People . . . Hold On” (A. Poree, L. Caston Jr.)

Amber Mark (1993-), 6/18/20

 

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Eddie Kendricks (1939-1992), 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, July 11th

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “Breaking Up Somebody’s Home” (A Jackson, T. Matthews), 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, July 7th

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain” (A. Peebles, D. Bryant, B. Williams), 1973

 

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lagniappe

other day, Chicago

Friday, July 3rd

basement jukebox

Ann Peebles (1947-), “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (E. Randle), 1973

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

In pale moonlight
the wisteria’s scent
comes from far away

—Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Friday, June 26th

voices I miss

Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999), “Move On Up” (C. Mayfield), live, London, 1988

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day

Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together” (W. Mitchell, A. Green, A. Jackson), live, c. 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, December 10th

two takes

“I Try” (M. Gray, J. Ruzumna, J. Lim, D. Wilder)

J Dilla (1974-2006), remix, 2006

 

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Macy Gray, 1999

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

Threshold
by Rachel Hadas (1948-, Questions in the Vestibule)

The in-between is queasy,
but all is in between.

Midsummer green? Monotonous
when everything is green.

The sea? A glittering question
if everything is sea.

This vestibule? Unsettling.
I teeter first one way

and then the other. In
or out? I am a fool

to be so caught off balance.
All is vestibule.

Saturday, October 12th

basement jukebox

Willie Mitchell, record producer, March 1, 1928–January 5, 2010  

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

 

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Syl Johnson (1936-), “Take Me to the River,” 1975

 

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Otis Clay (1942-2016), “Trying to Live My Life Without You,” 1972

 

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Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” 1973

 

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Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together,” 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Kankakee, Ill.

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