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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, 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


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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)

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

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

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lagniappe

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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