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#themusicologist [793] Jose James – Simply Beautiful

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TOP RANKING Version of the Al Green ‘killer’…from one of my favoured contemporary artists the superb Jose James.

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#themusicologist [792] the Tams – Take Away

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Almost TEN years !! [9 years and 9 months to be precise] since i last threw this one down on themusicologist. One of my oldest 60’s Soul memories [thanks to family members], takes me back…

 

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#themusicologist [791] Anthony Hamilton – I cry

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One from MASTER Anthony Hamilton

“These tears that i shed are the trail….to bring you home,

mama told me that a mans own tears can make him strong

said I’ll sit here and wait for you to come home…”

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#themusicologist [786] Irma Thomas – I wish someone would care

all [urbn]musicologists KNOW that the only genuine ‘universal’ is music.

For me, wo/mans GREATEST achievement and the only one worthy of delivering ‘truth’.

clearly this is related to the ‘frequencies’ generated in the ‘act’ of MAKING music.

the greater the ‘harmony’ the more effective the ‘atoms’ blend in the ‘field’.

Hold this RANKING piece from the incredible Irma Thomas a cat already featured on #themusicologist along the ‘way’

that said…Borges does a great job of communicating the ‘essence’ as well.

“Here once again the memorable lips, unique and like yours. I am this groping intensity that is a soul.

I have got near to happiness and have stood in the shadow of suffering.

I have crossed the sea.
I have known many lands; I have seen one woman and two or three men.

I have seen the city’s edge, an endless sprawl where the sun goes down tirelessly, over and over.

I have relished many words.

I believe deeply that this is all and that I will neither see nor accomplish new things.

I believe that my days and my nights, in their poverty and their riches, are the equal of God’s and of all men’s.

 

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themusicologist #0769 Jose James and Emily King – Come to My Door

Jose James and Emily King – Come to My Door [Acoustic Version]

BIG piece. Going out to the ‘supreme triumvirate’ in my life with MAXIMUM love and profound appreciation for allowing me to share the ‘road’

‘NO beginning. NO end’

Always, Anytime.

 

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Raphael Saadiq – Big Easy

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…

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Nubag #32 (a year in the life)

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

“Between the dark, heavily laden treetops of the spreading chestnut trees could be seen the dark blue of the sky, full of stars, all solemn and golden, which extended their radiance unconcernedly into the distance. That was the nature of the stars. and the trees bore their buds and blossoms and scars for everyone to see, and whether it signified pleasure or pain, they accepted the strong will to live. flies that lived only for a day swarmed toward their death. every life had its radiance and beauty. i had insight into it all for a moment, understood it and found it good, and also found my life and sorrows good.” -Hermann Hesse