Celebrities, Elvis, Movies, Musicals, Performers, Religion, Satan's Favorite Bands, Soul Music, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones

Elvis is still the King!

I know, I know, the Beatles were better at the music, the Beach Boys were better at major sevenths, Chuck Berry was better at the lyrics, and Little Richard was better at falsetto.  Carl Perkins was better at being down-home, Billy Lee Riley was better at crazed-cat rockabilly, Buddy Holly was better at bringing pop into […]

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Bands, Celebrities, Obituaries, Performers, Soul Music

Levi Stubbs RIP

The singer of the Four Tops died Friday at the age of 72. I think for years, I eshewed the music of the Four Tops because of this man’s voice.  I preferred the refreshing sweetness of Curtis Mayfield in the Impressions, and the horny bleating of Smokey Robinson with the Miracles, to Stubbs’s rough, manly […]

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Bands, Songwriters, Soul Music, Television

don’t forget the Bar-Kays!

While we’re all very sad at the death of Isaac Hayes, I feel like there’s a band that’s lived in his shadow for far too long, and that’s the Bar-Kays.  In one incarnation or another, they played great soul and funk for nearly twenty years, doing everything from instrumental soul classics such as “Soul Finger,” to covers […]

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Bands, Celebrities, Los Angeles, Love, Movies, Other Stuff, Performers, Personal Shit, Songwriters, Soul Music, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones

I am going to miss the T.A.M.I. show tonight! But Riot on Sunset Strip is alright.

I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.  I’ve had a sore throat now for seven days or so and it has been one bad trip all the way through, especially now that I’ve run out of Naproxen.  I wish someone would bash my brains out and put an end to the shreeeking, […]

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Bands, Performers, Soul Music

Betty Harris

Q: What’s funkier than the Meters? A: The Meters when they back up Betty Harris on “There’s a Break in the Road!”   Oh, that’s funky, that’s funky!  Like nine cans of shaving powder, that’s funky! Goddam, I don’t really think there was a better era of soul music than the late sixties-early seventies transition […]

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