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A Song with a Long Shelf Life

(All Images: Authors Collection)

Despite the bad news in the press recently about Flint, Michigan’s lead-poisoned drinking water clean-up, there is a more nostalgic and brighter story to share about the large blue letters that once appeared on the outside of a building at  2648 West Grand Boulevard in Detroit, Michigan. 371 more words

1440 Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd (1966)

This song was written by Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper in 1966. It was first recorded by Eddie Floyd in 1966. It was released as a single with… 74 more words


EM32 - Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper joins Eric in conversation. Steve wears so many hats and has done so much in his long career, it’s hard to describe.  Legendary guitarist, songwriter, and producer from Stax Records, Booker T & The MGs, Otis Redding, The Blues Brothers Band, Sam & Dave, Wilson Pickett and so much more.   102 more words

Career Retrospective

I Got A Reason To Smile (Cause I Got You)

“I Got A Reason To Smile (Cause I Got You),” written by David WeatherspoonEddie Floyd and  Joe Shamwell, performed by Mr. Floyd. 45 more words


Vinyl Sunday (Part 2)

I admit it, since reading ‘Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion‘ (Robert Gordon) I’ve been a bit hooked on soul music.  It really is essential reading for any self-professed music aficionado.  710 more words


Vinyl Sunday (Part 1)

I have successfully completed my first month of Ironman training.  Over the past four weeks I have run 171.8k (all at a faster paced tempo, or interval), spun the equivalent of 429k, swam… 553 more words