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    Monday, April 28, 2014

    King Solomon

    Solomon Burke, 1964.  Via the JET magazine archives.

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    I Put A Spell On You

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    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The Neighborhood Vs. Wynonie Harris


    Here are a couple of news items via the Jet magazine archives (02/24/1955 and 11/03/1955, respectively) detailing wildman Wynonie Harris's clashes with touchy neighbors in Brooklyn and Long Island.

    I'd give just about anything to see a photo of the flashing sign on his Long Island lawn reading "The World's Greatest Blues Singer Lives Here."  As the great Dizzy Dean once said, "it ain't bragging if you can do it."

    Below: Wynonie Harris, via ACE records.


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    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Happy Record Store Day!

    Harvey Pekar (and not R. Crumb as I originally said), via Kicks magazine.  Thanks to The In Crowd for setting me straight in the comments.

    UPDATE: Third and final try...what we see here is R. Crumb's artwork, accompanying a story by Harvey Pekar.  Thanks to Matt Fiveash for illuminating me.

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Sly Stone

    Via Tumbler (This Isn't Happiness).

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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    Thursday, April 3, 2014

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    Tuesday, April 1, 2014

    The Iceman Cometh To Atlanta

    Jerry Butler, St. John & The Cardinals and Grover Mitchell at Atlanta's Kitten's Korner, Februrary, 1968.

    Things could be far, far worse.

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