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Friday, July 27th

sweet soul music

Anthony Hamilton, live, Washington, D.C., 2016

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Thursday, June 21st

basement jukebox

Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” 1966

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Our share of night to bear –
Our share of morning –
Our blank in bliss to fill,
Our blank in scorning –

Here a star, and there a star,
Some lose their way!
Here a mist – and there a mist –
Afterwards – Day!

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 116 (Franklin)

Saturday, June 16th

desert island disc

Ann Peebles, I Can’t Stand the Rain (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1974

 

Track list:

  1. “I Can’t Stand The Rain” (Don Bryant, Bernard “Bernie” Miller, Ann Peebles) – 2:31
  2. “Do I Need You” (Bryant, Peebles) – 2:33
  3. “Until You Came into My Life” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 3:13
  4. “(You Keep Me) Hanging On” (Ira Allen, Buddy Mize) – 2:44
  5. “Run Run Run” (Bryant, Darryl Carter, Peebles) – 2:38
  6. “If We Can’t Trust Each Other” (Earl Randle) – 2:55
  7. “A Love Vibration” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 2:50
  8. “You Got to Feed the Fire” (Bryant, Miller, Peebles) – 2:22
  9. “I’m Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down” (Earl Randle) – 2:45
  10. “One Way Street” (Bryant, Peebles) – 2:50

Thursday, April 19th

basement jukebox

O.V. Wright, “A Nickel and a Nail” (Willie Mitchell, prod.), 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago

Thursday, April 12th

basement jukebox

Syl Johnson, “Take Me to the River” (Al Green, Mabon “Teenie” Hodges, writers; Willie Mitchell, producer), 1975

 

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I am waiting, patiently, for the United States Postal Service to issue a Forever stamp honoring Willie Mitchell. Nobody—nobody—has produced better records.

Friday, February 23rd

timeless

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “What’s Going On” (M. Gaye, A. Cleveland, R. Benson), “What’s Happening Brother” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx Jr.), live, Chicago, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 16th

timeless

Barbara Lynn, “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” (B. Lynn [aka B.L. Ozen], H.P. Meaux), live (TV show: The !!! Beat), Dallas, 1966

 

Friday, November 10th

Was popular music, some of it, anyway, better then—or is any inclination in that direction simply a matter of nostalgia?

Otis Redding (1941-1967), “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” (O. Redding, S. Cropper), rec. 1967 (official video)

 

Taking another break. Still flu-beaten. At times like these, I’m especially grateful to be in a long marriage (41 years, January). (I’m also grateful, when my wife is ill, to be able to care for her.) Back before long, I hope.

Friday, June 30th

voices I miss

This sounds as fresh, and timely, as it did in 1971.

Marvin Gaye (1939-1984), “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)” (M. Gaye, J. Nyx; What’s Going On, 1971)

 

Friday, June 23rd

found sounds

Yesterday, waiting for a train.

“Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)” (N. Whitfield, B. Strong; Temptations, 1971), Red Line (Jackson), Chicago, 6/22/17

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Danny Lyon (1942-), Racer, Schererville, Indiana, 1965

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