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Monday Blues (03.07.11)

Ike Turner (Mississippi, 1931-2007), “Rocket 88″ (1951). (Listen to the song here.) Born in the delta region of Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Kings of Rhythm included Raymond Hill and Jackie Brenston on sax, Willie Kizart on guitar, Willie Sims on drums, … Continue reading

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The “Death” of Michael Jackson

They buried Michael Jackson today. The memorial served as the final spectacle for a man whose public life was almost nothing but. Fans, friends, and family said goodbye in a stirring series of recollections and performances.  Berry Gordy’s remarks for … Continue reading

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Marvin Gaye is Still Dead

But, oh, how I wish he weren’t. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the passing of one of the greatest talents in all of rhythm & blues and soul.  Marvin Gaye died on April 1, 1984, shot dead by his … Continue reading

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