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  • ‘Soul Man’: Sam & Dave, Comin’ To Ya In 1967

    09/09/2022 6:16:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | September 9, 2022 | Paul Sexton
    The irresistible Isaac Hayes-David Porter composition and production ‘Soul Man’ became another Stax classic.1967 may be remembered for psychedelic pop and the Summer of Love, but it was also a super-soulful time in chart history. That was thanks in no small part to Stax Records in general and Sam & Dave in particular. On September 9 that year, Messrs Moore and Prater continued their run of hits on the esteemed southern soul label with the irresistible Isaac Hayes and David Porter composition and production “Soul Man.” Such was its crossover potential that it entered the Hot 100 that day,...
  • evin McCarthy: Joe Biden ‘Does Not Understand the Soul of America’

    09/01/2022 9:16:49 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/01/2022 | Pam Key
    House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said Thursday on FNC’s “Fox & Friends” that President Joe Biden does not understand the soul of America. Co-host Steve Doocy said, “The White House is making President Biden’s take on Trump voters very clear by labeling MAGA Republicans as a threat to democracy. Co-host Brian Kilmeade asked, “I’m stunned by this approach. I’m stunned by trying to marginalize people and say every one of the people that considers himself a MAGA Republican with supporting January 6th and riots. Is that what they’re trying to do?”
  • The Eternality of Hell

    07/24/2022 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies ^ | 7/14/22 | Daniel Woodhead
    Isaiah 66:24 24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh (KJV) The Great Day of His Wrath 1851-3 by John Martin 1789-1854 At least five and a half billion people will die in the Tribulation. Many of them who assaulted Jerusalem in the last stages of the Campaign of Armageddon will die and their bodies will lie on the ground decaying around Jerusalem. The dead bodies of the...
  • Delfonics Frontman William ‘Poogie’ Hart Died Age 77 From ‘Surgery Complications’

    07/15/2022 6:05:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    William ‘Poogie’ Hart died age 77 from “complications from surgery”. The Delfonics frontman passed away unexpectedly, with TMZ reporting the cause of death as linked to a medical procedure. It is understood the singer had been struggling with breathing and was rushed to Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia. Born January 14, 1945, William and his brother Wilbert were the founding members of the Delfonics in the late 1960s. Their bandmates included Randy Cain, Ritchie Daniels, and Thom Bell, with William and Thom writing their entire catalogue. The Delfonics split in 1975 after landing a dozen top-20 hits on the ‘Billboard R...
  • Ken Williams Dies: “Everybody Plays The Fool” Songwriter Was 83

    06/27/2022 2:13:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Deadline ^ | 6/27/22 | Greg Evans
    Kenneth “Ken” Williams, who wrote or co-wrote more than 500 songs including the classic 1972 hit “Everybody Plays the Fool” recorded by The Main Ingredient with lead vocals by Cuba Gooding Sr., died June 17 following a long non-Covid illness at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY. He was 83. His death was announced by his wife, the Broadway actress and singer Mary Seymour Williams. Hollywood & Media Deaths In 2022: Photo Gallery Although most widely known for “Everybody Plays the Fool,” the classic R&B song he co-wrote with Rudy Clark and J.R. Bailey, Williams was a prolific songwriter,...
  • CNN’s Acosta tells NRA to ‘look into its soul’ to protect kids

    05/29/2022 5:41:42 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 53 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/29/2022 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    CNN’s Jim Acosta got into a heated exchange with a National Rifle Association (NRA) board member on Sunday afternoon over actions to counter gun violence following last week’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. “I’m 51 years old,” Acosta said. “This has been going on for decades, and it just seems to me that the NRA just has to look into its soul.” “I’m sorry to say it that way, sir, but you and your other board members need to look into your souls and see what can be done for these kids. These kids who keep dying over and over...
  • Irma Thomas, a Soul Queen Far Beyond New Orleans

    02/18/2022 10:23:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/17/22 | Giovanni Russonello
    As she turns 81, the singer whose intimacy matches her grandeur is the subject of a public television documentary, “Irma: My Life in Music.”The singer Irma Thomas has long been known as the Soul Queen of New Orleans, a title that feels both richly deserved and far too provincial. Her songs never topped the Billboard pop chart, but they did climb it. And even today, they’re covered by bar bands and in blues jams across the country. Still, if the title suggests a mix of regality and relatability, it makes decent sense. Irma Thomas is, first and foremost, a straight...
  • Wanda Young Dies: Singer For The Marvelettes On ‘Please Mr. Postman’ Was 78

    12/26/2021 1:56:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Deadline ^ | December 25, 2021 | Bruce Haring
    Wanda Young, one of the original Marvelettes on Motown’s Tamla label in the 1960s and later the group’s lead singer, has died. She was 78 and passed on Dec. 15 in Garden City, Michigan from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to her daughter. Young joined the Marvelettes as they signed their first record deal with Motown. The group scored Motown’s first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1961. The song also was No. 1 on the R&B chart. “Please Mr. Postman” became the Marvelettes signature, and has since been covered by...
  • Melvin Parker, Drummer for James Brown, Dead at 77 |

    12/08/2021 5:14:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Melvin Parker, best known as James Brown's drummer, died at age 77 last week in Baltimore. He performed on a bunch of Brown's hits in the '60s and '70's, including "Out of Sight," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "I Got You (I Feel Good)" and "Get Up Offa That Thing." "The Parker family is in the process of making arrangements for a final goodbye," read an obituary on the website of. R. Swinson Funeral Services, located in Parker's hometown of Kinston, N.C. "Let's keep the Parker family in our thoughts and prayers during this time of bereavement." "We lost...
  • Tony Joe White: More Than Polk Salad

    10/22/2021 5:45:26 PM PDT · by Fester Chugabrew · 16 replies
    Like many who collect and assimilate an ecclectic mix of music for listening throughout the day, I long ago chose to include "Polk Salad Annie" by Tony Joe White in my ever-shuffled audio from Brian Eno to Jerry Mathers, with classical, jazz, and rock in between. A month or two ago it crossed my mind to see if Tony Joe White had any live performances worth checking out. This evening there was time and opportunity, and what an eye opener it has been! Below I will post a couple links to his live performance of 1980 in Austin, TX. For...
  • Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, James Brown Bandleader And Prolific Songwriter, Dies Aged 80

    09/24/2021 6:46:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Udiscovermusic ^ | September 24, 2021 | Harry Weinger
    The songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist was best known as the bandleader and arranger for the James Brown Orchestra during its most prolific and groundbreaking period. Published on September 24, 2021By Harry Weinger Pee Wee Ellis - Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty ImagesPee Wee Ellis (L) and Maceo Parker perform as part of the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on May 5, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images uDiscover Music - Facebook ShareuDiscover Music - Twitter ShareuDiscover Music - Email ShareuDiscover Music - Comments Alfred “Pee Wee” Ellis, the songwriter, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist best known as the bandleader...
  • America Prayer Vigil - 8/26/21

    08/25/2021 6:47:55 PM PDT · by Hiskid · 30 replies
    8/26/21 | Hiskid
    Join with fellow FREEPERS to pray for AMERICA: For those in Authority in Government, Family, Military, Business, Healthcare, Education, Churches, and the Media. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone: for kings and all those in authority that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. ~ 1 Timothy 2:1-2 Religion Forum Threads labeled [Prayer] are closed to debate of any kind. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 JOHN 5:14
  • Charles Connor, drummer for Little Richard, dies at age 86

    Charles Connor, known for being Little Richard’s drummer who performed with other music greats including James Brown and Sam Cooke, has died. He was 86. Connor’s daughter, Queenie Connor Sonnefeld, said her father died peacefully in his sleep early Saturday while under hospice care at his home in Glendale, California. She said her father had been diagnosed with normal pressure hydrocephalus, a brain disorder that causes fluid buildup.Connor Sonnefeld called the drummer a “great father” who was always positive and a person who never gave up on his dreams.
  • 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...

    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...