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Dodger Blue(s)

I suppose I should say something about the 2014 baseball season, since it’s now over for the team I love. Part of me is sad but part of me is relieved that its over. The older I get the harder … Continue reading

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Monday Blues (10.06.14)

Otis Redding’s third album, Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul, was released on September 15, 1965. It took less than 24 hours to record, with Otis and the Stax house band of Booker T. & the M.G.’s (joined by Isaac Hayes … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Prince

If you read my blog and these posts with any regularity, you will understand my love for the music of the 50s, 60s, and 70s–essentially, the soundtrack of the “baby boom” generation. But it would be wrong to think that … Continue reading

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Big Sur River, Big Sur, CA. ©TFSS, 2013.

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Monday Blues (9.29.14)

Eddie James “Son” House (1902-1988) grew up around the Mississippi Delta, one of the homes of blues music. By his own account, as a “churchified” young man, he held the blues and other secular music in low regard. At the … Continue reading

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Friday Five: no rhyme, no reason

For those times… “Hurt” by Johnny Cash (2002) A masterful cover of a Nine Inch Nails hit from 1994, recorded by the “man in black” while on the edge of the end. “Everybody’s Hurts” by R.E.M. (1992) From their successful … Continue reading

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Friday Five: Chicano oldies

There are oldies and there are Chicano oldies. The music that resonated with the brown baby boomers of East L.A. is largely African American rhythm and blues music. It’s heavy on harmonies, on some interesting guitar work, and on a lot … Continue reading

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