I first heard this fine little tune while sitting in the backyard watching clouds make shapes for me — it’s part of my therapy to lay flat on the “warm” table in the little glass conservatory we have and just let it all roll by — this song got me to thinking ever so slowly about things. Any song that can do that is a worthy pick for Tuesday’s Get Up and Cheer Life from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and laying flat to y’all!
I Can’t Quit You Baby ~ Otis Rush (The Otis Rush Blues Band)
Oh yes…a stonkin’ Classic this! Between 1956 and 1958, guitarist Otis Rush recorded a string of hits for Chicago’s Cobra Records label, but it all started with “I Can’t Quit You Baby.” A slow, powerful twelve-bar blues song written and produced by the great Willie Dixon for Rush, the guitarist was spurred on by Dixon to deliver a passionate performance that has stood for the ages. Covered by many but all owe this original so much — I never got to see Otis in his prime —- I’d’ve still been in short pants — but I did see him early on in the 60’s do this and bring the house down. So it’s the Monday Got The Blues selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and music y’all!
Funny how time lets the little gems shine ever so brightly — I used to play this song for folks and they skipped it or put it down — to me it’s one of George’s little bits of genius, part this little that, a three way mix between jazz waltz, folk song, and late sixties psychedelia and all George! I hear him more and more in this one and now it’s an old friend of a tune. Hope you enjoy it today as the Sunday Spiritual Song Moments selection from The Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner. Peace, love and happy trails y’all!
He can sing it so well, he can play a unique guitar style, he can write, he can produce and he just is so unheralded — the mighty fine Clarence Carter for today’s lesser known Soul greats! Hope you enjoy enough to go Google him and read the full bio. I do remember seeing Clarence on a bill with his then wife Candi Staton! Cheers, peace y’all and thanks to all ye Goddesses and Gawds of Tumblr for helping me get through one of the bad weeks — bless y’all too!
A Shot of Rhythm and Blues ~ Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Keith always says that he wasn’t a “guitar slinger” but that it’s all about the rhythm and the cause of advancing a song! And I loved the rhythm in this one I first heard it in a little cafe in south London so many years ago! Hope you’ll have a bit of a wild rhythm thing with it to…give it a whirl round the dance floor or your kitchen floor even. It’s the Wednesday is a bit of Wild selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace to y’all now!
Little Milton aka Milton Campbell was one the best live singers I ever saw. I saw him in Ann Arbor twice and then in Chicago where he was killin’ it. He had the strongest voice I’ve ever heard. I mean, the man had incredible control, power and emotion. A rare gift in a Blues singer and though this song is more R’n’B slash Soul it’s still the Blues to me which makes it the Monday Got The Blues selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace and love y’all!!!!
It’s been oh-so quiet today and I finished off the long lazy afternoon watching this one again while snacking on homemade ice cream…..cozy time and love this, if rather sugary, theme song! Just one of the best movies and on my desert isle list too. So it’s Soundtrack Sunday selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner.
I make no excuses nor apologies — I’m just one huge Bobby Womack fan! Our lives mirror oh-so similar roller coaster experiences. And I was there last year at his sold out London concert cheering him on. He’s not just a one trick pony, not just a great soul artist, he’s a fantastic musician and songwriter. So without further blather’n’blag — This tune which sounds so much like a slice of life imparted by the professor himself which makes it today’s Saturday Got Soul selection from the Flimwell Papers
I heard this song on weekend and thought of the lyrics — deep stuff they be — then heard of Lou Reed’s liver operation. Wishing through the ether that all has gone well and that all goes well. Such a though provoking tune — if you listen between the lyrics words! The Wild Child is Wednesday selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner! Peace, good health and love to y’all!