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Tag: Jimmy Ruffin

Thursday, June 21st

basement jukebox

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




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, September 21st

two takes

More from the Motor City.

“What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” (W. Weatherspoon, P. Riser, J. Dean)

Jimmy Ruffin (1939-; David’s brother), 1965


Mitch Ryder (with Don Was, bass, et al.), live, Detroit, 2008

Tuesday, 5/22/12

basement jukebox

Bobby “Blue” Bland, “That’s the Way Love Is” (Duke 1962)


O.V. Wright, “That’s How Strong My Love Is” (Goldwax 1964)


Jimmy Ruffin, “What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted” (Motown 1966)



found words

You’ve got [Cubs left fielder] Alfonso Soriano out there with Mickey Mantle’s knees. I’m not talking metaphor here. I think he really has Mickey Mantle’s knees.

—Jim Memolo, WGN Radio, Sunday’s post-game call-in show, following the Cubs’ third straight loss to the White Sox

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