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Aretha Franklin’s American Soul
“I don’t care what they say about Aretha,” Billy Preston, who died in 2006, once said. “She can be hiding out in her house in Detroit for years. She can go decades without taking a plane or flying off to Europe. She can cancel half her gigs and infuriate every producer and promoter in the country. She can sing all kinds of jive-ass songs that are beneath her. She can go into her diva act and turn off the world. But on any given night, when that lady sits down at the piano and gets her body and soul all over some righteous song, she’ll scare the shit out of you. And you’ll know—you’ll swear—that she’s still the best fuckin’ singer this fucked-up country has ever produced.”
music  voice  soul  gospel  review  culture  black  appreciation  virtuosity 
august 2018 by amaah
Boycott and The Gospel of Toli
On Magdalene Propositions, the Prime Meridian, voice mail passwords, Big Blue, dark Satanic Mills, dissent, hatchets and cleavers, pleasant pastures, hymns, catacombs, Lotus, loyalty, balking and a boycott. Part 3 of the Boycott Day Trinity
password  absurd  security  people  process  bureaucracy  compliance  communities  Lotus  IBM  dissent  life  adoption  rejection  balking  comprehension  tradition  modernity  strategy  boycott  technology  geology  groups  organization  terraforming  evolution  DarkMatter  SmallThings  gospel  parable  voicemail  satire  toli 
june 2006 by amaah
Black America's musical links to Scotland
Those gaelic highlander folk got soul or is it the other way round?
music  musicology  black  us  america  scotland  gospel  singing  prayer  religion  roots  anthropology  culture  tradition 
june 2005 by amaah
Shuffle serendipity
I just had a case of 'thematic' serendipity. 3 of the last 4 songs that just played were basically about remembering the good old days (Mavis Staples, Prince, Beres Hammond)
music  surprise  serendipity  gospel  soul  reggae  obsession  toli 
october 2004 by amaah

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