musicology #0735

Nubag #4 (a year in the life)

Wait Here – Al Green

BIG slice of funk from the ‘Reverend’. Highlighted from his final, (1978), secular album Truth n Time.

Couldn’t make the cut yesterday was at the ‘tower’ engaged in ‘deep work’.

 

 

musicology #0734

Nubag #3 (a year in the life)

It’s Your World – Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson

First outing (this year) on themusicologist for a GIANT of the arts and true ‘authentic human being’ the majestic, imperious, Gil Scott Heron, (this cut features Brian Jackson), who ALWAYS told it like it is/was and will be unless ‘we’ connect, communicate, collaborate and MOBILISE to build a nu world.

the power of the networked society is in connecting to (re)build a society that serves us rather than enslaves us.

KNOWLEDGE is FREELY accessible yet current society is being engineered for us to consume (mis)information and infotainment.

In the information age it is critical that we take control of the networked communication channel otherwise it will continue to take control of US.

 

 

musicology#0733

Nubag #2 (a year in the life)

It’s My Baby – Paul Kelly

Day 2 .. Moving onto a piece of Mid 60’s, (1965 to be exact), Soul from South Florida’s ‘Deep City’ (Miami) featuring the vocal skills of Paul Laurence Dunbar Kelly.

I could go to town on the history and connect the (narrative) dots as to who owned what label, played on/wrote what song, what they went on to do and how influential they were in the development of soul/Rhythm and Blues/funk etc but to be honest it’s far too time consuming so I’ll just name check the cats responsible for EACH tune. In this case it’s Johnny Pearsall, Willie Clarke and Arnold Albury. (writers, producers, musicians, urbanemusicologists)

Released on the ‘Lloyd Records’ label in 1965.

AUTHENTIC music.

 

musicology#0732

Nubag #1 (a year in the life)

My Mama Told Me – Justin Hinds and the Dominos

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So much to say but, words, for me, don’t do thoughts/feelings justice. That said, I will do my best with the vocabulary I ‘have’ in an effort to communicate my thoughts/feelings on the what, why, how, when of the nubag (new bag) that I feel like working out of for the new year.

Interestingly and without my knowledge (but not without my understanding), the time has come and the nu beat is being played and the dance begins TODAY.

Not ONLY is it the dawn of spring it is also the dawn of the final phase (for me) and rebirth is coming as we ‘sail into the mystic’…

My aim is to post a tune every day between Feb 8th (new years day) and Jan 27th (year end), a marathon for sure but I will give it my best ‘shot’. The music will be diverse.

First up a top ranking piece of, (late), Ska from a king of Jamaican music, Justin Hinds (and the Dominos), one of the pioneers of the vocal group style at his/their very best. Recorded for the mighty Duke, the Trojan, Reid and released on his Treasure Isle Label. Echoes of and certainly inspired by Curtis Mayfield and Jerry Butler’s early Soul killer .. I’m a Telling You. One more example of Curtis Mayfield’s contribution to the development of Jamaican music.

 

musicology #0731

word/sound/power #1

Prince Malachi – Trodition

rolling out a selection of personal favourites on themusicologist over the next few days/weeks/months in an effort to keep the wolves from ‘the door’. after all, what better way to soothe the ‘savage beast’ than with sweet music…

first up is this top drawer piece of roots courtesy of Prince Malachi. Released on the Roots Hitek label in 2006.

soho-old-london-photos.

musicology #0730

AHYMNFORCON #35

10:40am September 24/2014.

With a heavy, broken heart and intense struggle I managed these final words as I watched my beautiful 19 year old daughter slip away…with this song playing in my soul.

John Coltrane – Part 4 – PSALM

“In YOUR light I learn how to love,

In your beauty how to make poems,

You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you

but sometimes I do and THAT sight becomes this art”

Today is the final day of my ’30 Day’ musicologyMass and tribute to Constance.

ALWAYS in my heart, soul and thoughts kohzu..with eternal love Dadzu x

Until we meet again x x

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musicology#0729

AHYMNFORCON #35

Anouar Brahem – L’Infini Jour

“When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues.” Eternally x

ConisChan.

musicology#0728

ahymnforcon #34

Jackie Mittoo and Winston Wright – Guiding Light

“Be like a branch of a tree; flex your body to face ‘wind of sorrow’; flex little harder to dance in the ‘wind of happiness’.”  – Santosh Kalwar

Con.JULY6.2011

musicology #0727

ahymnforcon #33

Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu

(Come Back My Love)

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.” x

Con.JULY9.2011

musicology #0726

ahymnforcon #32

Doreen Schaeffer – This Love

“It means much to have loved, to have been happy, to have laid my hand on the living Garden, even for a day.”

it means SO much .. thank you kohzu x

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musicology #0725

aHymnForCon #31

the Gaylads – Joy In The Morning

“Some of you say, “Joy is greater than sorrow,” and others say, “Nay, sorrow is the greater.”
But I say unto you, they are inseparable.
Together they come, and when one sits alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed.” ― Kahlil Gibran,

x

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musicology #0724

aHymnForCon #30

Eleni Karaindrou – Prayer

“And then it was, that grief and pain made themselves known to me as never before. Note this, because I knew the full absurdity of Fate and Fortune and Nature more truly than a human can bear to know it. And perhaps the description of this, brief as it is, may give consolation to another. The truth is, you cannot prepare anyone for this, nor convey an understanding of it through language. It must be known. And this I would wish on no one in the world.” – Ann Rice

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musicology #0723

aHymnForCon #29

Maceo and all the Kings Men – I Remember

“The depth of the feeling continued to surprise and threaten me, but each time it hit again and I bore it…I would discover that it hadn’t, (yet), washed me away.”

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musicology #0722

aHymnForCon #28

Ensemble Nipponia – Esashi Oiwake

(Song of Tribute)

“As every flower fades and as all youth

Departs, so life at every stage,
So every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in its day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.
Serenely let us move to distant places
And let no sentiments of home detain us.
The Cosmic Spirit seeks not to restrain us
But lifts us stage by stage to wider spaces.
If we accept a home of our own making,
Familiar habit makes for indolence.
We must prepare for parting and leave-taking
Or else remain the slaves of permanence.
Even the hour of our death may send
Us speeding on to fresh and newer spaces,
And life may summon us to newer races.
So be it, heart: bid farewell without end.”

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musicology #0721

aHymnForCon #27

Anouar Brahem – Cordoba

“Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time.”
–  Jorge Luis Borges

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musicology #0720

aHymnForCon #26

Gene Allison and the Israelite Travellers

– Send My Child Home To Me

365 days ago a light went out. One of the FEW that brightened up my life and turned all my grey skies blue..I was there when that light took her first breath of life and there when that light took her last breath of life. The, (greatest) Joy and the (greatest) Pain.

“Fire tests gold, suffering tests brave men” – Seneca

Hold this one Kohzu and, please, if you can … wait for me … x

Con,Me

musicology #0719

aHymnForCon #25

Tlahoun Gessesse – Selamtaye Yedres

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap’d for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on….

how I miss you kohzu x

musicology #0718

aHymnForCon #24

Johnny and the Attractions – Young Wings Can Fly

“There is an hour of the afternoon when the plain is on the verge of saying something. It never says, or perhaps it says it infinitely, or perhaps we do not understand it, or we understand it and it is untranslatable as music.”
― Jorge Luis Borges

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musicology #0717

aHymnForCon #23

Stevie Wonder – Blame It On The Sun

…… “But my heart blames it …. on me”

CON.Jack.SEP.14

musicology #0716

aHymnForCon #22

Donnie Elbert –  Can’t Get Over Losing You

“Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”

Con.DEC11