Godmamas II / Cheikha Remitti / Revisitation Rights 19

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GODMAMAS II / Revisitation Rights 19 CHEIKHA REMITTI And carrying on with the godmamas from La Niña de los Peines… Come to think of it, Original Music was almost certainly the source of my first Cheikha Remitti LP (and I … Continue reading

Godmamas I / La Niña de los Peines / Revisitation Rights 19

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GODMAMAS I / Revisitation Rights 18 LA NIÑA DE LOS PEINES Godmamas, seems like every style’s gotta have at least one, that towering figure, sometimes doomed to early death, sometimes not, almost always a trailblazer who simply defined and established … Continue reading

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DUCK DUNN AND THE STAX ATTACK Revisitation Rights 14 Duck Dunn was one of the lucky ones – he had a name right from the start. By now, plenty of words have undoubtedly been written extolling the musical contributions and … Continue reading

Neneh Cherry, Unsung Hero/ine

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NENEH CHERRY (UNSUNG HEROINE) Revisitation Rights #11 The original title for this piece was “Ticked Off at a Tick”. The reason being that I spent more than a few years operating under the misconception that the Lyme’s Disease Neneh Cherry … Continue reading

CLARENCE CLEMONS/BIG MAN DOWN FOR THE COUNT

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CLARENCE CLEMONS / THE BIG MAN DOWN FOR THE COUNT Let’s just say I’m hoping the “always comes in threes” death trinity principle doesn’t hold true this time because with Clarence Clemons moving on to the next phase on the … Continue reading

WIT AND WISDOM OF GIL SCOTT-HERON

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WIT AND WISDOM OF GIL SCOTT HERON Gil Scott-Heron is gone. This one hurt, even as the deaths inevitably pile up among artists you grew up with as we hit that late 50s/earlys 60s age range that always struck me … Continue reading

BELATED PROPS / ARHOOLIE AT 50

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Don’t it figure that Arhoolie’s 50th anniversary just happened to overlap with the publication of John Szwed’s biography of Alan Lomax? An unfortunate but appropriate coincidence that continues the pattern of Lomax overshadowing the celebration and half-century legacy of Chris … Continue reading

AFRICAN CONNECTIONS 1

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AFRICAN CONNECTIONS I Listening to Junior Kimbrough again recently brought it all back home—how much that guitar tone had nagged and nagged at me, so damn familiar you know you’ve heard it before somewhere but can’t place it for the … Continue reading