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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.

 

musicology#0765

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…

musicology #0764

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

 

 

musicology #0762

Nubag #30 (a year in the life)

(Somebody) Ease My Troublin’ Mind – Sam Cooke
Second time out on themusicologist. One of my PRIMARY tunes.
One more time Cincinnati…
“I wish my baby would come and tell me…..”
“Sometimes, ‘the Lord’ just takes blessed people because they’ve filled their purpose early. Everyone plays their own song. They sing their story to the world and leave behind a melody of memories. Sometimes… their song is cut short and ends too early. But that doesn’t mean their music was any less sweet or that they left any less of an impression.”
– Linda Kage

Nubag #29 (a year in the life)

Hold My Baby’s Hand – James Brown & the Famous Flames

“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

musicology #0760

Nubag #28 (a year in the life)

Losin’ Boy – Eddie Giles

“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.”
-Hermann Hesse