Tag: Black History Month

Ray Charles, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”

We close out this month’s theme with Ray Charles’ rousing take on the Black National Anthem, and a few thoughts on the past month’s selections.

Eric Dolphy: Live in Stockholm, Sweden

A rare live performance recorded for Swedish television in 1961 highlights what the world lost when Eric Dolphy died suddenly less than three years later.

Joan Armatrading: Live In Germany, 1980

A fine live performance from one of the most versatile vocalists of the 1970s.

Tom Brock, “Have A Nice Weekend, Baby”

A little number to get you into the weekend vibe.

TV On The Radio, “Dreams”

One of my favorite songs. Period.

Leo Bud Welch, “Don’t Let The Devil Ride”

A potent southern blues/gospel number with a hellfire warning one should definitely heed.

Erroll Garner In Performance, 1964

Please enjoy a half hour of delightful jazz piano from one of the masters of the genre.

James Carr, “A Losing Game”

A fine slab of Memphis soul from a brilliant but doomed singer.

Langston Hughes, “The Weary Blues”

Take a moment and listen to the voice of one of the greats….

Long Fin Killie, “Lipstick”

The final single from Scottish band Long Fin Killie was one helluva note to step out on.