In 1966 the Rolling Stones took Tina Turner on the road in England. In 1969, they hit the states. Here’s her and Ike doing, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” from the Gimme Shelter movie, which captures the period. But let’s be real. It’s just Tina in this clip. She melted all of them. … Continue reading Sunday Music: Tina Turner And The Stones
Patti LaBelle’s Fondest Memory Of The Apollo (Embrace The Chase)
Is your fondest memory the end result OR something on the journey? It’s worth asking. Because wherever you are now, wherever you want to go, your fondest memory might be closer than you think. Life is funny like that. Like when they asked Patti LaBelle what her fondest memory of the Apollo Theater was and … Continue reading Patti LaBelle’s Fondest Memory Of The Apollo (Embrace The Chase)
Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?
You know those weird things you say to yourself all of the time? As in the things you say to your dog, or the dishes, or the anthropomorphized internet company in your mind? “Now why you wanna go and do that love, huh?” I say that - all of the time. Here’s where it’s from, … Continue reading Sunday Music: Now Why You Wanna Go And Do That Love, Huh?
Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023
Thanks to those of you who have been asking for a new playlist. This one has been in the works since last fall - and courtesy of a job change, moving across state lines, and surviving COVID Christmas, it’s ready for your consumption. I had a lot of moods in the past 6 months and … Continue reading Sunday Music: NEW Playlist For January 2023
Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)
Chuck Berry has too many classic songs, but this has to be one of my favorites, “Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).” Maybe it’s the boom-chick-boom-chonk rhythm guitar thing I love so much. Maybe it’s the escalating threats in the lyrics, where he calls on everything from the gypsy women to eventually levying the FBI … Continue reading Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)
Sunday Music: Kenny Beats – Best Since Dilla?!
I’m not a big instrumental hip-hop guy. And while there are some vocals and other things on here, I haven’t been this into an album in this space since Dilla. If you need some semi-background music to vibe to, throw this on. Magic. Kenny Beats, give me more. It’s a 33 minutes album and you … Continue reading Sunday Music: Kenny Beats – Best Since Dilla?!
Sunday Music: Children’s Story
Kehlani’s new track, “wish i never” is good. But what got me to pay attention, if I’m being perfectly honest, is the “Children’s Story” sample. Here’s the Kehlani track and few other children of children’s story for your (nostalgic) browsing: https://youtu.be/R_XMS45-kl8 https://youtu.be/HjNTu8jdukA https://youtu.be/0hiUuL5uTKc https://youtu.be/2CagQFPm3JY https://youtu.be/vlfCeyhl9pQ
Sunday Music: Dilla Time
Dilla changed music. But don’t listen to me, listen to Don Charnas. Start with this incredible interview he just did with Jesse Thorn on the Bullseye podcast, and then check out his new book, Dilla Time. And, if you’re like me, spend the next few days revisiting Donuts and his other stuff. I wrote about … Continue reading Sunday Music: Dilla Time
Sunday Music: Leikeli47’s “Ladies Love Cool Jewelry”
Leikeli47 is back, still covering her face, and making her form of anonymous musical magic. There’s some great rapping, excellent R&B (I didn’t see this coming, but, OK - this girl can sing), and delightful hooks to keep me going back to this album. Maybe she can continue to be the more-underground, masked Lizzo we … Continue reading Sunday Music: Leikeli47’s “Ladies Love Cool Jewelry”
Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis
Did you know Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard lecture series, “Hidden in Plain View” is on YouTube? I didn't. Get some music. Get some philosophy. Get some of that Marsalis magic in your soul. I was lucky enough to see him give a masterclass circa 2004. Now, I’ve seen my share of music masterclasses and most of them … Continue reading Sunday Music: Jazz At Harvard with Wynton Marsalis