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  • Steve Cropper Interview: Jimi Hendrix, John Belushi, and Celebrity Cowbell

    07/31/2021 9:23:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Louder ^ | May 31, 2021 | Rob Hughes
    If you’ve ever heard anything on the Stax Records label, then you’ve probably heard Steve Cropper's masterful guitar playing. He might well have written and produced it too The guitarist with Booker T. & The M.G.’s, Stax Records’ house band, Steve Cropper backed scores of soul greats during the 60s as well as being a go-to producer. He’s also a songwriter whose compositions include classics such as Wilson Pickett’s In The Midnight Hour, Eddie Floyd’s Knock On Wood and Otis Redding’s (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay. He has also done studio work with John Lennon, Rod Stewart, Roy...
  • New Career-Spanning Aretha Franklin Box Collects Hits and Rarities

    06/25/2021 6:04:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | June 23, 2021 | Allison Rapp
    A new career-spanning box by the late Aretha Franklin will be released on July 30. The set, which gathers the bulk of its content from her celebrated decade with Atlantic Records, was originally scheduled for release last year. Aretha, which includes 81 newly remastered tracks and ranges from Franklin's earliest songs to her most recent recordings, will feature alternate versions of some of the Queen of Soul's biggest hits, demos, live performances and more. In addition to classic songs like "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)," "Do Right Woman - Do Right Man," "Respect" and "Chain...
  • Pervis Staples, Founding Member Of The Staple Singers, Dies At Age 85

    05/13/2021 2:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Boise NPR ^ | May 13, 2021 | Andrew Limbong
    Pervis Staples, a founding member of the Staple Singers, has died. According to a statement from a family spokesperson, he died suddenly in his home in Dolton, Ill, on May 6. He was 85 years old. Staples was born in Drew, Miss., in 1935, the second of five children. The family soon relocated to Chicago, Ill., where patriarch Roebuck "Pops" Staples worked in a steel mill. In order to keep his kids occupied while their mother worked the night shift at a downtown hotel, Pops had them sit around in a circle and sing. This is the seed of what...
  • The soul of Seattle: Riots and rabid left-wing lunatics aren't the only thing plaguing this once livable city

    04/15/2021 7:25:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/15/2021 | Petro Alexandrovich
    If you've spent any time in Seattle, and I have over the past three decades, you will notice that something strange has occurred. I don't mean the socialist idiot city councilwoman Kshama Sawant and her raving minions. Nor is it the entire city council that echoes the latest and most progressive progressions of the progressed. Neither is it the homeless encampments defiling a once beautiful, clean cityscape with their needles, trash, and turds. No, this is much more subtle until it hits your cognitive center like a Tesla running out of juice before you get to your destination with no...
  • 50 YEARS AGO: TEMPTATIONS HIT NO. 1 WITH OLD-SCHOOL ‘JUST MY IMAGINATION’

    04/04/2021 1:57:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | April 3, 2021 | Tyler Sage
    Turning points in music history are almost always more complicated than they appear at first glance. That's exactly the case with the Temptations' "Just My Imagination (Running Away With Me)," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on April 3, 1971. In a way, the history of the song goes back to 1969, when Motown producer Norman Whitfield and his frequent writing partner Barrett Strong penned it. At the time, though, it didn't fit with what the Temptations were doing; it was a ballad perfectly set up for a dreamy, romantic orchestration, and the group had moved away...
  • Jordan Peterson's Soul Pain...

    Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets: She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city she uttereth her words, saying, How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:20-22)Wisdom cries out in the streets. There are many ways in which she does this, but one way Wisdom cries out, is in popular current culture and events. I believe that if anyone has ears to hear, they will perceive and perhaps even be able to interpret...
  • ‘O-o-h Child’ Singer James Burke, of the Five Stairsteps, Dies at 70

    02/24/2021 3:15:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Variety ^ | Feb 23, 2021 | Chris Willman
    James Burke, whose shared lead vocals helped make “O-o-h Child” into a smash for his group the Five Stairsteps in 1970, has died at age 70. Word of Burke’s death first began to circulate on Saturday and was confirmed to Rolling Stone on Tuesday by brother and bandmate Dennis Burke, who said the cause of death was pneumonia. The Five Stairsteps are often thought of as a one-hit-wonder band because of the outsize popularity of “O-o-h Child,” which continues to rack up cover versions today, including one that was released just last month by KISS member Paul Stanley. But the...
  • From Memphis to Muscle Shoals, Wilson Pickett Made His Mark on Soul Music

    02/13/2021 9:10:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Feb. 8, 2021 | Bob Mehr
    In roughly 15 months, Wilson Pickett helped shape the history of recording in America. In 1965 and 1966, Pickett, one of the most dynamic R&B singers of all time, traveled to Stax Records in Memphis and FAME Recording in Muscle Shoals where he cut a series of classic hits at each studio. In the process — between his supreme talent and pugnacious personality — Pickett helped determine the fate and future of each company, as they became twin pillars of Southern soul and pop music in the coming years. Stax’s success with Pickett validated and emboldened the small company as...
  • We are Shaped By What We Love... Loving God pt 3

    He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings:...
  • Why the Temptations Nearly Didn't Record 'Papa Was a Rolling Stone'

    09/25/2020 1:52:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    UltimateClassicRock ^ | Corey Irwin
    “It was the third of September / That day I’ll always remember,” begins “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone,” the classic song by the Temptations. Though it became one of their biggest hits, the group initially rejected the song - and that opening line proved problematic as well. “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” was penned by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, two of the most successful songwriters in Motown’s arsenal. Whitfield created the song’s haunting melody, while Strong handled the lyrics. “Norman said he wanted lyrics that were fun, not serious, so listeners would have a good time with it,” Strong...
  • Phil Robertson: Kingdoms at war: What does your vote say about your soul?

    09/16/2020 7:47:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/16/2020 | Phil Robertson
    As I studied the Bible, I found another truth, too. There’s opposition to the reign of King Jesus, a false kingdom controlled by the evil one. Paul put it this way: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph. 6:12). It couldn’t have been plainer. The evil one had his own political system, his own false kingdom, and it stood in opposition to the rule and reign of King Jesus. Those powers influenced...
  • Why neuroscience can’t tell us about the soul

    07/11/2020 10:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/11/2020 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    In his 1996 essay entitled “Sorry, But Your Soul Just Died,” the late essayist Tom Wolfe predicted that new technologies (such as functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, or fMRI) would soon render our traditional ideas about the “soul,” the “mind,” the “self,” and “free will” obsolete. In their place would be a “brilliant dawn” of “Ultimate Skepticism.” Today, to paraphrase another literary giant, it seems that Wolfe’s reports of the soul’s imminent death were greatly exaggerated. An fMRI is an instrument that measures brain activity by tracking blood flow. As with other parts of the body, “when an area of the...
  • Bishop Barron's Daily Gospel reflection - Transformational Bread

    04/29/2020 9:42:05 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw
    Word on Fire Ministry | 4-29-2020 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Friends, in today’s Gospel, Jesus declares that he is the bread of life and promises eternal life to all who believe in him. Many of the Church Fathers characterized the Eucharist as food that immortalizes those who consume it. They understood that if Christ is really present in the Eucharistic elements, the one who eats and drinks the Lord’s Body and Blood becomes configured to Christ in a far more than metaphorical way. The Eucharist, they concluded, Christifies and hence eternalizes. If the Eucharist were no more than a symbol, this kind of language would be so much nonsense. But...
  • How a one million strong tribe keep their dead relatives at home

    02/21/2019 9:02:52 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 34 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20 Feb 2018 | Lauren Clark
    The Toraja people of Indonesia often don't bury their deceased loved ones for years - or even decades In a mountainous area of Indonesia, the Toraja people mummify the bodies of the deceased and care for their preserved bodies as though they are still living. There are around one million Torajan people, most of whom live in the South Sulawesi region, who believe that after death the soul remains in the house so the dead are treated to food, clothing, water, cigarettes. The stench is strong, so the family will store lots of dried plants beside the body to mask...
  • Selling your Soul to Satan for Fame and Fortune has Consequences

    12/25/2018 11:14:11 PM PST · by vannrox · 92 replies
    Exposing Satanism ^ | 21SEP17 | Jon Watkins
    Lady Gaga says: “Fibromyalgia Is Punishment for Joining the Illuminati” Excerpted from Your News Wire – Lady Gaga believes her illness is a physical manifestation of the dark forces that seized control of her body and soul after she joined the Illuminati early in her career, according to production staff from Gaga’s new documentary. The Netflix produced Gaga: Five Foot Two is a warts-and-all documentary portrait of the troubled star – or at least it appears to, with fly-on-the-wall footage of rehearsals, studio sessions, public appearances, private late-night conversations, medical appointments, and multiple tearful breakdowns. Describing scenes from the documentary...
  • Is John McCain Endangering His Soul By Preventing Trump From Attending His Funeral?

    05/08/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by pinochet · 71 replies
    Any Christian with terminal illness who believes in the afterlife, would embrace a spirit of forgiveness towards others, in the hope of receiving forgiveness from God. Our ability to receive forgiveness from God depends on our ability to forgive our fellow human beings. There are many Bible verses dealing with unforgiveness: https://www.openbible.info/topics/unforgiveness
  • The Soul And It's Value...Mark pt 8

    And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my...
  • The Mystery of Life and Death

    11/06/2017 6:46:45 AM PST · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Mystery of Life and Death Msgr. Charles Pope • November 5, 2017 • This is the first in a series of articles on the Four Last Things: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell.Note: I wrote this post prior to the terrible shooting that occurred Sunday in Texas. Once again we are confronted with terrible violence and the specter of sudden death. Please offer your prayers for those who have died and their families. As we begin here a series on the Four Last Things, a shooting like this confronts us not only with the death and life, but also...
  • A Reflection on the Mystery of Art as a Capacity of the Human Soul

    09/02/2016 7:23:20 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-01-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Reflection on the Mystery of Art as a Capacity of the Human Soul Msgr. Charles Pope • September 1, 2016 • I can neither draw nor paint and have always marveled at how some can take an empty canvas and bring it to life with form, color, depth, and shadow. Little by little, from the painter’s brush and soul, a picture emerges. So, too, with sculpting: with each blow of the sculptor’s tools, a block of marble becomes the form of a human being.Some years ago, there was a show on PBS called “The Joy of Painting,” featuring...
  • The War that Matters Most is the One That Seeks Your Soul

    04/14/2017 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/17 | Judi McLeod
    ‘Fake News’ all the way up to the Pulitzer Prize dominates news headlines, but the overlooked Good News is that what happened 2000 years ago, made way for a war where you get to have a say in the bruising battle where your very soul is the endgame Imminent War screams at us from Internet headlines. Bombs dropped in Syria and Afghanistan hold the lion’s share of public attention.