Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me [Live]
Got ‘SHOOK’ this morning. Powerful.
Got ‘SHOOK’ this morning. Powerful.
Drawing one from a Cat whose #urbanmusicology I rate HIGHLY.
Singer, Songwriter, Player, Producer, all round HEAVYWEIGHT of the AUTHENTIC music game whose ear is ALWAYS to the ground and finger ALWAYS on the pulse…
I could wax on and on and on and on and on about the mans musical achievements and but, as themusicologist regulars know, this space is about the MUSIC rather than the ‘chat’ so here it is…
Drawn from ‘The Way I See It’ set…
Since Our Last Goodbye – the Menahan Street Band
ConZu..Until we meet again hold this piece…Every time I hear it I feel your presence.Dad xx
Embers – Max Richter
“The eruption of feelings and emotions that follows a near-death experience, or any event that causes us to stop and look deeply at the reality of our lives, is ripe with the potential for insight & clarity.” – Allan Lokus
Until we meet again ConZu…x
“I began to understand that suffering and disappointments and melancholy are there not to vex us or cheapen us or deprive us of our dignity but to mature and transfigure us.”
Embers – Max Richter
“There’s little of the melancholy element in her: she is never sad but when she sleeps; and not ever sad then; for I have heard my daughter say, she hath often dreamt of unhappiness, and waked herself with laughing.”
Memories of you ConZu. Rest in Peace until we meet again x
Blue Night – Jimmy Beck & His Orchestra
Clear thought lodges in the Yi,
But in some lines no-one can find it.
If you don’t understand a line,
You interpret it in vain;
May as well paint a picture of the wind.
– Qiu Cheng (12th Century)
Black Up – Karl Bryan & Count Ossie
“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars”. Khalil Gibran
Watch over me….x
Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City – Bobby Bland
“Dimensions are limitless; time is endless. Conditions are not invariable; terms are not final. Thus, the wise man looks into space, and does not regard the small as too little, nor the great as too much; for he knows that there is no limit to dimension. He looks back into the past, and does not grieve over what is far off, nor rejoice over what is near; for he knows that time is without end. He investigates fullness and decay, and does not rejoice if he succeeds, nor lament if he fails; for he knows that conditions are not invariable. He who clearly apprehends the scheme of existence does not rejoice over life, nor repine at death; for he knows that terms are not final“. – Zhuangzi (Chuang Tzu)
3 x 7 = 21 … For those who know
Always in my Heart, Soul and Thoughts Conzu..Sometimes the reality almost crushes me but your strength sees me through.
Until we meet again x
This transcendental performance [of Tchaikovsky’s 1875 piece] by MASTER Zinnikov has been ‘taking me to the mountain’ since last we met. It is cuts like these that have and do help me make it through the darkest nights and authentically lift my troubled soul from the darkest depths..
Words alone could NEVER do it justice…I begs yah to turn up, tune in and let the spirit fly
“after music that which comes to closest to expressing the inexpressible is..music” [Aldous Huxley]
[Melancholia 1630-1670 Engraving by Castiglione]
3 MASTERS ‘CLASH’ selection
back in the ‘nubag’ saddle. RASCAL of a year so far but ‘che sera‘. As we roll, HOLD this BOSS, BURIAL, Crescent City, piece of urbane musicology from the pioneering, majestic Little Richard. Recorded, of course, at (Father) Cosimo Mattassa’s studio. The ONE and only spot to record for Cats who knew what it was..is..and will always be about.
The image is one of an (in)famous street in the heart of MY ‘town’ .. London. Where me and the ancestors have been roaming and rolling since, (at least) the 1700’s.
HEAVYWEIGHT Selection featuring Ethiopia’s finest: Getchew Kass and the Soul Ekos Band.
First outing on themusicologist for the multi talented Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews a cat who was BORN and RAISED with brass in his mouth.
“So advanced was he that, at the age of EIGHT, a club in the city’s Tremé district, where he was born and raised, was named Trombone Shorts in his honor”. – Thom Jurek
This 2011 cut is highlighted from the ‘Backatown’ set which features, (among others), one of Nola’s GREATEST urbanemusicologists the majestic Allen Toussaint whose first, (credited), production the 1960 recorded mod/ern/ist R&B classic ‘Ooh Poo Pah Doo’, (musicology #334), was for Troy Andrews’ grandfather, (Jesse Hill).
“What we tried to do with the record is capture what we do live and then just tighten it up a little bit, make it translate on record. Live, we may come across some stuff and jam on it, but the record brings it in and focuses on what we needed to do. We worked hard and we didn’t rush it. I think we alright with this one.” – Troy Andrews
Majestic piece from the mighty Lloyd ‘Bullwackie’ Barnes featuring the lilting, sufferers vocals of Junior Delahaye.
Maximum respect due to all the sufferers, rebels, nuwave navigators and knowledge hustlers who feel the vibrations of a changing world. Continue to spread/share the ‘wealth’ as you crawl, walk, run along the way.
long time comrades in, (musical), arms of the ‘project/diary/soundtrack’ will know that for me Sidney Bechet is one of the GIANTS of improvisation/jazz/recorded music etc.
One of the MASTERS of the art that I have been blessed enough to have stumbled across along ‘the way’. Apprentice’ and Journeymen are in abundance. Masters are few and far between.
Second time on themusicologist for this one..if i was asked “what is music?” i would pull this one out. listen to Bechet blow and how he drives the intensity, demanding that the other cats on the session step up.Which, of course, they do.
Had me nut down over the past few weeks studying for an exam I sat on Friday.
the incredible drawing is by the legendary, pioneer of contemporary neuroscience, Ramon y Cajal. Pathologist, histologist, neuroscientist, and Nobel laureate, (not to mention artist).