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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)

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.

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)

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.

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