Saturday, June 28, 2014

The 21st of  June fifty years ago, Mickey Schwerner and two of his comrades went missing in Philadelphia, Mississippi.  Their bodies were not recovered until August 4th, approximately 40 days later.  Mickey was my college classmate and friend.  He loved Ray Charles, especially "Baby What'd I Say".  In honor of  the sacrifice Mickey and his comrades made for Civil Rights I'll  be listening  to a lot of  Ray Charles for the next month or so.  I throw in Nina Simone doing "Mississippi Goddamn" just for good measure.  Feel free to listen and remember when you get a chance.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

We lost Horace Silver yesterday.  He provided lots of folks with lots of great music for a long time.  For your listening pleasure catch  Horace doing "Senor Blues", "Song For My Father", and "Sister Sadie".  That's just for starters.  He'll be missed.

Friday, June 6, 2014

For your listening pleasure give Blue Monk by The Dirty Dozen Brass Band on their album My Feet Can't Fail Me Now,  and Papa Was A Rolling Stone by Ray Brown and others on the album SuperBass2 a listen.  Some great sounds that we probably don't get to hear too often.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Sometimes letting things just happen works out pretty good.  I let my mp3  player operate in the whatever is next mode.  I rediscovered how good Hubert Laws is to have in your collection.  His version of  "Come Ye Disconsolate" is amazing.  If you've been neglecting Mr. Laws you owe it to your soul to give him an audience very soon.

I meant to mention the names of a couple of Hubert Laws' albums that I've been enjoying - "Afro-Classic (Remaster) "  and  "In The Beginning".