Monthly Archives: October 2012

Respect The Queen of Soul!

I know.  I know.  What about women?  It’s about time this blog gave a little respect, attention, and appreciation to the other, and many would say, better, half of all of this.  Everyone has a voice, an imagination, and a … Continue reading

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Little Richard – Force of Nature

Whenever I want to refer to something elemental, powerful, and representative of Life’s essence, I often cite Little Richard.  He, of Long Tall Sally, Miss Ann, Lucille, Good Golly, Miss Molly, and other personifications of Beauty, Romance, and Soul.  He, … Continue reading

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Animated, Nostalgic, and Somewhat Demented

In the forty years I’ve heard him, the legendary saxophone player, Fly McLard, of Fly and the Zippers, Chris Daniels Band, Dusty Drapes and the Dusters, Ophelia Swing Band, Tim Duffy Band, and countless other legitimate and illegitimate congregations – … Continue reading

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Mississippi John Hurt – Musician, Hero, Saint

Mississippi John Hurt had a style all his own.  He was a blues man like no other.  His guitar playing is complex and tuneful, unique and relaxing, toe tapping and head nodding, and always harmonizing with his singing.  His voice … Continue reading

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Music – Simultaneous Soundtrack and Subject

I don’t really know what modern is anymore.  There’s so much stuff going on.  Everything is accessible – the past and the future.  What’s going on right now, is it current or modern or what?  I’m lost, but check this … Continue reading

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Mendacity – Politics as Usual

Mendacity is a timely and, maybe, timeless song.  It’s over 50 years old.  The great Abbey Lincoln delivers the lyric as only she can.  This recording also contains, arguably, the most exciting, poignant, and powerful saxophone solo in history.  It … Continue reading

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Living in the Country – Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger has been an old soul from Day One.  He has been active on both sides of the tracks.  He plays a kind banjo.  He’s hung out with Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and hundreds of other great … Continue reading

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