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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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musicology #0766

#Renewal 01

Sam Cooke – Bring It On Home To Me [Live]

Got ‘SHOOK’ this morning. Powerful.

to FEEL Acceptance, What is, to Be rather than to THINK.

Words are useless in the face of the Real

“might as well try to paint the wind”

Thank you for the guidance.

musicology #0734

Nubag #3 (a year in the life)

It’s Your World – Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson

First outing (this year) on themusicologist for a GIANT of the arts and true ‘authentic human being’ the majestic, imperious, Gil Scott Heron, (this cut features Brian Jackson), who ALWAYS told it like it is/was and will be unless ‘we’ connect, communicate, collaborate and MOBILISE to build a nu world.

the power of the networked society is in connecting to (re)build a society that serves us rather than enslaves us.

KNOWLEDGE is FREELY accessible yet current society is being engineered for us to consume (mis)information and infotainment.

In the information age it is critical that we take control of the networked communication channel otherwise it will continue to take control of US.

 

 

musicology#0733

Nubag #2 (a year in the life)

It’s My Baby – Paul Kelly

Day 2 .. Moving onto a piece of Mid 60’s, (1965 to be exact), Soul from South Florida’s ‘Deep City’ (Miami) featuring the vocal skills of Paul Laurence Dunbar Kelly.

I could go to town on the history and connect the (narrative) dots as to who owned what label, played on/wrote what song, what they went on to do and how influential they were in the development of soul/Rhythm and Blues/funk etc but to be honest it’s far too time consuming so I’ll just name check the cats responsible for EACH tune. In this case it’s Johnny Pearsall, Willie Clarke and Arnold Albury. (writers, producers, musicians, urbanemusicologists)

Released on the ‘Lloyd Records’ label in 1965.

AUTHENTIC music.

 

musicology #0704

aHymnForCon #10

Billy Butler – Tomorrow is another day

“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before .. more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.”

Mass.8.Aug.30.2015

musicology #0682

aSongforCon #21

Ann Peebles – Until You Came Into My Life

“Oh the joy came over me when you came into my life,

Sweet love that you bring me cut through my darkness like a knife …..”

musicology #0668

aSongforCon #7

Bobby Powell – Hold My Hand

the Soul of a Man.