Category Archives: Soul Music

BLIND MAN / PLaying For Change


Grandpa Elliott gives an unbelievably soulful performance in Playing For Change‘s rendition of this beautiful blues number.

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Playing For Change: I’d Rather Go Blind


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Wall Street Spirit / The 99%


Much thanks to DuncanR at THE MAD HATTERS blog for this great find.

Remember that this is a worldwide economic collapse. Although the problem(s) have their roots on Wall Street,

THE 99% includes people from all over the world.

Thanks to BIG EASY APPLE  for this video (below).

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Vision Of Rassan


Little wooden ships, crossing the ocean…..

About Roland Kirk

The Vision Of Rassan: Roll On Kirk :

This is my, My dedication
A song to a father, From one to another
One to another, A brother to a brother
Cast your mind back, To black Africa
Little wooden ships, Crossing the ocean
Little wooden ships, Lending on the shoreline
The name of the place Lord, Is New-Orleans
Remember Jelly Roll Morton, Later Charlie Bird Parker
Travel to the north, With Charlie Bird Parker
People goin’ insane, With John Coltrane
But can you dig on his Name now?
I said it’s Roland Kirk Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah
Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeahWatch him move, Every movement speaks now
Seems 
He does his little thangs, And he stomps He moan, and moan and blowsMake them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah
Make them work, Make them work, Roland Kirk yeah….

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Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me


Bettye LaVette is a great American treasure, who never gets the recognition she deserves. Of course this is a cover of an old Elton John song.

Bernie Taupin and Elton John…I knew them quite well, as they worked together a lot on Bernie’s poetry albums. Bernie and Elton were just getting started when they were doing that. Elton was still the mail boy for Dick James Publishing in London. The studio was in the offices there. He was not Elton at the time. His name was still Reggie.~ Shawn Phillips

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Dock Of The Bay


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