1964

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16/11/16 – Mose Allison – November 11 1927 – November 15 2016 / I Don’t Worry About A Thing – 1962/ Parchman Farm – 1958 / Look Here – 1964 / I’m Smashed – 1969 / Blues Breakers – Parchman Farm – 1966 / The Clash – Look Here – 1980 The Who – Young Man’s Blues Live – 1970

As Jazz lovers struggle with Rock and vice versa, Mose Allison managed to stay out of the genre wars by inventing his own style that incorporated Jazz and Blues with real songs, virtuoso playing, meaningful lyrics, memorable melodies, humour, seriousness –  Allison had it all covered. When The Who released Live At Leeds they included […]

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13/11/15 – Lou Johnson – With You In Mind – (Transition/Transient) – 1971/ There’s Always Something There To Remind Me/ Kentucky Bluebird – Dick Clark’s TV Show – 1964

In the interview with Larry Appelbaum that I posted yesterday in the Allen Toussaint thread, the interviewer asked about Toussaint’s greatest successes as a songwriter, excluding financial concerns. Transient by Lou Johnson was his Response. Whether the details of the title slipped his mind (or I have the wrong track) – it seems the actual title of […]

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9/8/15 – Shirley Bassey – Diamonds Are Forever – 1973 TV Special and German Interview – Goldfinger/ Typically English – 1967 TV Special

There was a time when singers/artists/comedians/musicians were entertainers – irony just wasn’t in. There was no such thing as a non-communicative performer, you sat down you were entertained, you weren’t supposed to penetrate the soul of the artist, judge his worth, his sincerity and then applaud him from the inside – he/she  was supposed to […]