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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

Friday, June 16th

50 years ago

Otis Redding (1941-1967), “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)” (O. Redding, J. Butler), live, Monterey Pop Festival, 1967

 

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)

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

 

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