(Pictured – Ron Carter) Sometimes as a blogger you either have no particular post in mind or perhaps some other one entirely. And then something comes your way that compels you to write a post. Such an occasion happened today when Rolling Stone – a … Continue reading A Selection of Great Bassists
Your love is fading, I can feel your love fading Girl, it’s fading away from me Cause your touch, your touch has grown cold As if someone else controls your very soul I’ve fooled myself long as I can Can feel the presence of another … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – (I Know) I’m Losing You
The choreography that you saw in the Tempts and Supremes videos was, of course, no accident. Hitsville wasn’t there just to record songs. According to The Story of Motown, Berry Gordy set up a rigorous training program for his fledgling stars. “One floor was for choreography, … Continue reading Motown (final) – Can I Get a Witness?
“Into the ’60s, I was still not of a frame of mind that we were not only making music, we were making history. But I did recognize the impact because acts were going all over the world at that time. I recognized the bridges that … Continue reading Motown – Part 2 – Hitsville USA
NOTE: Given that I’ve been hearing from people outside the US that certain YouTube songs won’t play, from this post forward I’m going to both embed a YouTube version of a given song as well as provide a Spotify link. Not sure how well that … Continue reading Motown – Part 1 – The Boxer
Junior Walker (born Autry deWalt Mixon) was a Midwestern kid who picked up the saxophone in high school. He got the “Junior” part from his stepfather whose name was Walker. His first band, in the mid-50’s was called the Jumping Jacks. Junior moved from Indiana to … Continue reading Jr. Walker & The All Stars
With this post I introduce a new feature which I call One Song, Three Versions. It always fascinates me how different artists can take just one song, run it through their own filter and make something completely different out of it… “Baby Don’t You Do … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Baby Don’t You Do It