Category Archives: Music

If you gotta believe in something

…why not believe in me? Pointer Sisters, 1976. From the movie Car Wash. Written and produced by Norman Whitfield. Included in motion picture sountrack, plus a “Best of” 1976 collection. Referencing Richard Pryor playing religious poser in the movie: Song … Continue reading

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Otis Rush: I Can’t Quit You Baby

Otis Rush, from a late 1950s-early 1960s television performance, providing entertainment to a white audience: The song was written by Willie Dixon for Otis Rush, and first recorded by Otis Rush in 1956. With guitar and vocal styles described in … Continue reading

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Alex Chilton

He didn’t try to control himself Yet he was always in control Alex Chilton, 1950-2010.

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Better than being humble, when it’s entirely deserved

In relation to some earlier commentary on Nia Peeples, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: When you see these people frozen in time, do you ever wonder what their future brought them, like the women in Renaissance portrait paintings; like … Continue reading

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Artistry Among Millions

In terms of the person who put together the video for Paula Abdul’s “Straight Up” (1989): Directed by David Fincher, prior to a larger film and television career. Talent waiting Attendant

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Lake: Lost By The Wayside

Oh well the Lord said come forth But I came fifth And I was lost by the wayside And my dreams said don’t go But then I did And I was caught in a landslide From the band’s second album, … Continue reading

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The Troggs: Give It To Me

The Troggs. One hit in 1967, among others: Still at it in 2002: Eleven years later, singer Reg Presley passes, at 71. As he then was

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