Category Archives: Soul

Hold On

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

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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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Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag

So, it seems that the media’s frontrunner for pope is a big James Brown fan. Cardinal Peter Turkson, who could become the first African pope in 1500 years (he’s from Ghana), grew up in a small shack and shimmied up … Continue reading

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You know what I’m talking about . . .

Our friend Chris Liebig, who has a blog where he says shockingly sane things about school, has been recommending our blog as well as gently nudging us to post things on a more regular basis in January. Knowing that Chris … Continue reading

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Smokey and Mirrors

In the opening of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man, the narrator says that Louis Armstrong makes “poetry out of being invisible” and that his music allows you to occupy and understand “those points where time stands still or from which it … Continue reading

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Election Day Song: “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World Is Today)”

Vote for me, And I’ll set you free . . .

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