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You Put A Run In My Walk

I had to be the maddest twelve-year-old on the planet.

Day after day, I listened to the radio, waiting to hear the song that is today’s Morning Groove. 333 more words


ECSOTW#16: I Guess I Missed My Calling, I Should've Been a Clown

KEVIN DAVIS: Like several of the other rhythm-and-blues covers on Kojak Variety (“Leave My Kitten Alone,” “Running Out of Fools”), Elvis Costello recorded “Pouring Water on a Drowning Man” multiple times between 1986 and its eventual release on 1995’s… 1,042 more words

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William Bell: the passion and stoicism of a quiet man!

There is little in life as impressive and convincing as the voice of a quiet man telling the truth.

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William Bell a sage songwriter and stoic soul balladeer told us heartfelt, hard won truths about the eternal trials of love in an incandescent series of records issued from Memphis in the 1960s on the mighty Stax label which still resonate. 1,322 more words


Roger Kaufman: Memphis (Rhythm 'n') Blues Again

Roger Kaufman is old school.

While his peers listened to the Doors and Janis Joplin, the 1966 Staples High School graduate sang doo wop.

His band — Four on the Floor — moved on to jazz, R&B and folk tunes. 490 more words



It’s been exactly 5 days since I’ve done, well, anything.  I contracted some alien virus while visiting Texas last week and the training plan just kind of fell apart from there.  474 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