Nubag #30 (a year in the life)
(Somebody) Ease My Troublin’ Mind – Sam Cooke
Nubag #26 (a year in the life)
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)
Nubag #19 (a year in the life)
Little Richard – ‘Im Just a Lonely Guy
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.
Nubag #11 (a year in the life)
Unseeing Eye – ‘Sonny Boy Williamson’
MAJOR selection from Sonny Boy Williamson II aka ‘Rice’ Miller/Little Boy Blue/Little Willie. Recorded and released in ‘Chi at/for Chess in 1959.
BIG DATA is on us like flies round shit..
“Boys you better be careful about what you say or do,
better be careful boys about…what you say and do,
that unseeing eye…just keep on watching you..”