Monthly Archives: May 2016

Otis Rush

Going back to the James Brown bio I am reading, james McBride, the author suggests that “one of the richest nations in the world does so little to aid the artists whose sacrifices created one of our greatest cultural and … Continue reading

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Two more

In the middle 1980’s I met a guy named Lonnie Mack. He was a guitar player and songwriter who, I later found out, was a big influence on guys like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Duane Allman and Jeff Beck. He was … Continue reading

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Prince and James Brown

I am reading a new book by James McBride called: Kill ‘em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul  It is interesting to see a biography of an African American musician researched and written by an African … Continue reading

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Neil Leifer

There is a great article in the latest issue of Sports Illustrated. It is excerpted from “Relentless: The Stories Behind the Photographs” by the legendary sports photographer Neil Leifer, arguably the best that ever held a camera in the sports … Continue reading

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Voting

As the political season heats up (or gets more depressing- take your pick), I look back on traveling through the south last year and seeing how the good folks in Montgomery, Alabama kept poor people from voting by demanding a … Continue reading

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