Fork in the road 5
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…
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.
“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
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..”
KILLER ‘early’ Soul cut from the 17 year old Betty LaVette. 1963 release on the Atlantic Label.
Think of this as yesterdays cut..yer man was ‘under the cloud’ and wasn’t around to post it.
“Don’t promise me nothing if you can’t stick to your word”