I was looking at my rather worn and beaten LP cover from whence this tune came — or at least the tune from that album hales…..they were all so fresh faced and so very cool looking…but look is still out there today the Courteeners and the Vampire Weekends were making me dig this out…thanks guys/gals….and yes I know this has been blogged a Zillion times already but is not part of the Flimwell Papers Music Corner’s criteria
Yes, another N’Awlins tune and yet another by The Meters but I am going to go outta this world listening to them…bring it on Zigaboo, Leo and George….this Funk Classic to be sure and helping me heal here in my sick bed…well not actually a bed think Zimmer Frame with traction…cheers now
With charted releases from 1962 to this very week (Stylo - Gorillaz) I LOVE the songwriter, the singer, the entertainer that Bobby Womack is! I first heard him sing when he was in the Valentinos I was visiting cousins in Windsor — we drifted across the river to Detroit and saw them preform on a triple bill in the middle of the afternoon at a local movie house. Later quite a few years on I saw him do this song live on a Soul Tour package thing when I was in Italy. then I was in a movie theatre in Boston on a very rainy night watching the flick Jackie Brown…this man has a life list that is awesome, including writing a song with the poet Michael McClure for Janis..whew..but see the link while y’all listen!
...have been laid low after an argument with a speeding bus....lets say the bus didn't win but i'm recovering! And posting is difficult. I hope all will return to the Flimwell Papers' best very soon...meanwhile I view all your posts via my new phone....and the pictures are as good as the pain meds!
RIP Dale - Saw, Dale Hawkins, the true Rockabilly great preform so many times and had the pleasure through my Toronto connection with his cousin, Ronnie Hawkins, to get backstage with him at rather wonderful gig in New Orleans! He was a gentleman and a pistol of fun too! Keep on playing Dale! More than that my words fail me just see the link to what a giant of a music fella he was. Cheers now
Hey, Y’all love this tune — and tomorow is Fat Tuesday…aka Mardi Gras…have some pancakes on me! I have seen the good Doc preform so many times I think I got fewer teeth than that number! Last time I caught his gig in London we got a bit of a thrill as he walked into the hall he stopped by me and remember me from his shop in New Orleans. I used to go ‘rond to see him lots and all the kieractors that hung with him. Make Levees Not War!
What can you say, a wonderful bit of tunesmith work on this one by the master, Willie Nelson….for my Darlin’ Nicci who makes me complete, who fills my heart and soul with the brightest of love every day, who is the only one to share the long days on this summer side of life with - I love you, for now, forever us!
But I continue to post things here because of you, yes you ...all of you who have shown me much, impressed me greatly with your loves of art of all kinds, music of all genres, and your ability to seek the names, the creators, the origins of all that is wondrous, beautiful and provoking....so there you have it my Tumblrites, yee Gawds and Goddesses of all things Tumblr my musings over java on a chilly morn in Borrough Market as the grey Dowager, London, draws her garments and vestments close!
I cherish the works of art that over the years I have been able to purchase and enjoy, also I cherish those works that come to me via all all the various friends and amigos, media, add to that everything I find, see and enjoy on a daily basis, but I hesitate to share via the internet sometimes as I feel they maybe sacrificed for the addiction of new, hunger for new, and not -- not explored, digested and used for more than appetite! Just the musings of an Ol'Geezer over his java....ignore this man behind the curtain.....
Just a fun tune for a fun Friday here at The Flimwell Papers….lets do the hully gully to this one gals! Saw Sam in New Orleans not a gig but just on the street so to speak. He was a load of fun to chat with and was impressed that I knew more than one of their tunes.
“There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom, others when it is a bitter tonic, and still others when it is a poison that makes you beat your head against the wall. ~ Colette”—From My Moleskine Book of Quotes — I write’m down so I don’ts forgits’em!
Just a fine super cold snap in the air morning here in the Old Dowager and I love this song…a fine one to slam java to! It’s Bobby Womack making me smile, if you like this and don’t know his work, check him out he’s one of the great songwriters/singers!
Cheers now…where is my copy of Across 110th Street…..
The lovely folks at Dell -- that sound you hear that resembles a clucking chicken is just this old Geezer placing tongue firmly in cheek -- now own the great photographic works that are the Magnum agency! Gee what they did for pc's they can do for photography I read in The Independent the other day...I surely hope not!!!