Category Archives: Soul

He Got By

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James Brown at TAMI

I just heard an old interview with JB on the radio (coinciding with the release of the new bio-pic), and I indulged in rewatching one of the great performances of all time, his appearance on TAMI (Teen Age Music International) … Continue reading

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Many Rivers to Cross

When you need help crossing a river . . . .

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The Queen

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I’m Strong

Here’s another Joan Armatrading song. I love it when a singer can take a simple phrase and infuse it with meaning. “I’m strong . . .” She sure is.

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Barbara Lynn

Man, is she good. So good we need another!

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Something Else

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Hold On

I guess everybody else has already discovered this band. But if you’re late to the show like me . . .

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Bobby Blue Bland, RIP

Ever since I first heard him on “Good Morning, Blues,” an early morning radio show in Atlanta, Bobby Blue Bland (who died at 83 on Sunday) has always been to me the quintessence of rhythm and blues. That voice! A … Continue reading

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Ooo Baby Baby

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