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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
The Nicholas Payton Quintet - Live at the Village Vanguard 12.14.97
I saw this band 6 months later and they were on fire riding on the energy of Payton's Place.
Music  live  jazz  virtuosity 
july 2017 by amaah
Abbey Lincoln obituary
was listening to a turtle's dream again... wonderful
AbbeyLincoln  music  jazz  obituary  culture  appreciation  virtuosity 
august 2015 by amaah
Skyscrapers and Everything
On Stevie Wonder’s “Living for the City” and the NYC Skyline
music  review  culture  city  newyork  StevieWonder  appreciation  virtuosity  storytelling  soul 
june 2015 by amaah
Prince - LoveSexy Dortmund '88
the purple one at his peak... I have worn out the vhs of this show
music  soul  funk  rock  live  concert  virtuosity  prince 
may 2015 by amaah
Al Green strives for perfection
epitomizing the sacred/profane duality of the soul singerr
soul  music  virtuosity  creativeprocess  culture  black  usa  church  religion 
april 2015 by amaah
Good News Is No News
reviewing the dark side of America in Ace in the Hole - a film that hits the gut hard
review  cynicism  movie  appreciation  film  journalism  media  usa  creativeprocess  virtuosity 
april 2015 by amaah
D'Angelo Paradiso 2015
some nights everything comes together
music  live  soul  funk  virtuosity  D'Angelo 
march 2015 by amaah
Ben Webster meets Oscar Peterson (Hannover, 1972) - YouTube
listen to Bean on "I got it bad and that ain't good" and observe Oscar Peterson almost swoon at the delicacy of the horn. Heavenly
music  concert  performance  jazz  video  virtuosity  live 
september 2013 by amaah
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