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1001 Songs - 1968: Part Two

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Say It Loud (I’m Black and I’m Proud) – James Brown

Compared to the previous James Brown I listened to – where I was unable to get SNL’s Kenan Thompson out of my head – this song actually had a bit more meat to it. 1,360 more words

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An Evening With David Lynch, KCRW Broadcast

An Evening With David Lynch, KCRW Broadcast

By: Audrey Rock

Beverly Hills, California (The Hollywood Times) 10/12/2017

In mid-September at dusk, outside a mountaintop estate in Beverly Hills, David Lynch emerged from his vehicle, flanked by a modest entourage, and strode toward a few waiting guests at the front of the private residence he would be gracing for the evening. 1,172 more words


Otis Redding - I Can't Do What Ten People Tell Me To Do (final of 3)

(Pictured: Otis and Zelma Redding)

“I think rock ’n’ roll is drifting toward the blues. People don’t want to admit it, but a lot of the pop songs today are nothing but blues songs. 2,070 more words


honored to teach these students

I just graded the in-class reflections for students enrolled in my “Bebop to Hip Hop: Music and Young America” course this semester. I am speechless. They absolutely leave me speechless. 611 more words

University Of Alabama

Otis Redding - Stax Rising - (Part Two)

“I started singing spiritual songs in my father’s church, from about seven on up until I was grown.”
—-Otis Redding

(Below: Booker T. and the MG’s) 1,389 more words


Otis Redding - Respect (Part One)

“He may have been the most original, most intelligent person I ever met in my life.”
—-Phil Walden, Otis Redding’s manager

If you know Otis Redding only as a great soul singer of the Sixties, then you should also know that he was a multi-talented individual. 1,817 more words


This is the love crowd, right?

Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould, Crown 2017

Is it possible that Otis Redding’s performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival is one of the great moments in the history of western culture? 1,712 more words