A very random collection of stuff that washes up on this writer's shore; the flotsam and jetsam of the internet. I admire others who have set out with theme or considered a byline....this is just where I show my collection of found and discovered likes and loves!
Every Little Bit Hurts ~ Brenda Holloway
Another walk down Soul’s less traveled walk of fame — and it’s a fine, fine rendition by Brenda who had a relaxed easy vocal style that could still infuse all kinds of emotion in a tune. Have a little listen and think she was already a long term vet at the ripe old age of 24 on this one! The Saturday Got Soul selecton from The Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner.
The Doors ~ Riders On The Storm
Just kick back and listen to Ray’s playing on this opening…it’s got you….you’re hooked!
I never really got Jim Morrison -- some folks that grew up when I did could never get enough of the Lizard King but myself....well, I think my record collection speaks for itself. I have their first album and it' still only been played twice. But I did love Ray Manzarek's work in the bad. I think I could see the Jazz man in his playing and the sheer inventive fun he brought to each new song. I mean the guy made a harpsichord sound rough and ready...not to mention loud.....I also admired Ray's long haul dedication to all things "Doors"! He was all ready to go out there again this summer and spread the word or music rather in The Doors vein. Bless you Ray world needs more dedicated keyboard players like you!
“This is the end
Beautiful friend This is the end My only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the end Of everything that stands, the end No safety or surprise, the end I’ll never look into your eyes…again Can you picture what will be So limitless and free Desperately in need…of some…stranger’s hand
In a…desperate land….”
RIP Ray Manzarek
Liquid Lunch ~ Caro Emerald
Haling from the Netherlands with a Jazz Vocals degree under her belt Ms. Emerald found her way onto my radar a few years back while attending Jools Holland’s big New Year’s Eve bash…..and this new album is a treat to listen to! It’s mostly just riffin’ and rippin’ good fun — something music is supposed to be to — and perfectly turned by Ms Caro too in a tongue in check Pop mode! It’s the Friday Fresh Outta the Box selection from the Flimwell Papers! Peace y’all….one two three….
Consolação ~ Baden Powell
Thought I’d change my feature on Wednesday night to promote some of the great pickers of the old guitar music that I love so much! Here’s one of the my all time faourite guitar players who remains a mere memory on the musical pages and mostly as a songwriter but he was one fine player too! This song was one I heard on an all night Jazz show back in the early 70’s and fell in love the play of the strings against the samba feel! Hope you enjoy it too — Baden’s Dad was too much into scouting and hence his name…but you can Google all that while you listen to more of his fine music too! Cheers and peace y’all!
Beck’s Bolero ~ Jeff Beck
From the much underrated and little played these days Truth but is a such a fantastic mix of Blues bending towards what would become Heavy Metal! Jeff is truly on his game here and one of the finest Brit pickers ever! I play this every other birthday as part of my little jam/party especially when folks drop ‘round and they have never heard of any of the older stuff…..blessings to all who sent me good wishes and long may we all continue! Peace and bless y’all!
Maurice Ravel ~ Bolero
I poottle about in my stamp collection while listening to this one…..
Yahoo wouldn't be my first expletive when I heard the news about the big takeover -- I have found the Yahoo BTinternet marriage here in the U.K. very disappointing to say the least! I also remember what Yahoo did GeoCities --- I'll keep the guard up and my skepticism button on full mode.....
Salute to all of you on this very glad day being my 64th anniversary on the old Blue Marble!