"The nightclub up on Napoleon was crowded, the noise deafening, and I couldn't see Clete at any of the tables. Then I realized that an exceptional event had just taken place on the bandstand. The fat Man, the most famous rhythm and blues musician ever produced by New Orleans, had pulled up in front in his pink Cadillac limo, and like a messiah returning to his followers, his sequined white coat and coal black skin almost glowing with an electric purple sheen, had walked straight through the…Continue
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"I passed the old prison cemetery, where those who die while incarcerated do Angola time for all eternity; the bulldozed and weed-grown foundations of the sweat boxes on Camp A (there had been two of them, upright, narrow cast-iron places of torment, with a hole the diameter of a cigar to breathe through, the space so tight that if a convict collapsed his knees and buttocks would wedge against the walls); the crumbled ruins of the stone buildings left over from the War Between the States…Continue
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"The rain spun in the yellow arc lights over the cafe parking lot. It was empty inside, except for a fat Negro woman whom I could see through the service window in the kitchen, and a pretty, redheaded waitress in her early twenties, dressed in a pink uniform with her hair tied up on her freckled neck. She was obviously tired, but she was polite and smiled at me when she took my order, and I felt a sense of guilt, almost shame, at my susceptibility and easy fondness for a young woman's…Continue
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"He was legend of legends," Shivkumar Sharma, a noted santoor player who performed with Shankar, told Indian media. "Indian classical was not at all known in the Western world. He was the musician who had that training ... the ability to communicate with the Western…
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...That lightness, that quickness, that unembarrassed, unencumbered willingness to be goofy – that's all very Beatlesque.
...Words aren't just spoken: they appear on screen. Often.
...The artists who made Yellow Submarine…Continue
Οι αδιάφοροι, του Αντόνιο Γκράμσι
«Μισώ τους αδιάφορους. Πιστεύω ότι το να ζεις σημαίνει να εντάσσεσαι κάπου. Όποιος ζει πραγματικά δεν μπορεί να μην είναι πολίτης και ενταγμένος. Η αδιαφορία είναι αβουλία, είναι παρασιτισμός, είναι δειλία, δεν είναι ζωή. Γι’ αυτό μισώ τους αδιάφορους.
H αδιαφορία είναι το νεκρό βάρος της ιστορίας. Η αδιαφορία δρα δυνατά πάνω στην…Continue
Terry to me is the new Marvin Gaye...with plenty of room to move
Terry is Otis Redding meets Marvin in one; plus a little gospel thrown in
if you love R&B meets soul then this album will blow your mind
repeat exposure will lead to total Callier addiction
Jools Holland thinks Terry is the greatest soul singer ever
I've included scanned cover art plus AMG reviews
please seed as long as possible friends
Biography by Jason…
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Stereogum reports that Terry Callier, the Chicago singer and guitarist who blended folk, jazz, and soul, was found dead in his home today. He was 67.
Callier was born and raised in Chicago. He sang in doo wop groups, and at 17, recorded his debut single for Chess Records. Although he was invited to tour America with Chess artists Muddy Waters and Etta James, his mother denied him permission. During college, he discovered folk music and began playing coffee houses. Around that time, he…Continue
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The Smashing Pumpkins' "Cherub Rock"
Pixies' "Where Is My Mind?"…Continue
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1937 : Bessie Smith
1980 : Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham dies at age 32 of asphyxiation from vomiting after a night of heavy drinking. The band decides to break up instead of…Continue
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