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Dinah Washington “Relax Max” (Mercury 70968, 1956)

Dinah Washington “Relax Max” (Mercury 70968, 1956)

She’s the most sited influence among soul singers of the 1960’s. Functioning as the bridge between Jazz, Gospel and the birth of Soul in a way that Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday and Sarah Vaughan don’t, I always worship at the altar of Dinah Washington. 235 more words

Soulful Birthday

August 29 in history

708 Copper coins were minted in Japan for the first time.

1350  Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeated a Castilian fleet of 40 ships. 642 more words


Sunday Morning

Sometimes, when I’m feeling the need to be organised, I write a few of these posts at the same time, and such was the case with today’s offering of Sunday morning loveliness (I didn’t have much else to do, since I was using my bro’s post yesterday). 335 more words

Sunday Morning

Esther Phillips - What A Diff'rence A Day Makes (Kudu Records)

A Soul and Blues singer, Esther Phillips‘s versatility and instantly identifiable voice allowed her to embrace a whole bunch of different things with obvious style, eventually scoring her biggest success back in the early days of Disco with her cover version of the… 75 more words


Blue Gardenia

“Love bloomed like a flower”

I’ve mentioned here and there, in several posts, the training process that I am currently undertaking in order to develop my magical faculties. 244 more words


More bitter still

Listen to this (Dinah Washington- This Bitter Earth as she sang it in 1960 )for thirty seconds or so.

Now listen to a few bars of Max Richter’s “On the Nature of Daylight”. 18 more words