December 18: Keith Richards birthday

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards “When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you.” ― Keith Richards He’s …

Sam Cooke was killed 50 years ago

“I don’t even know why I do what I do,….when I do it, it just comes.” ~Sam Cooke (to Bobby Womack) You Send Me: – Crossing Over (documentary):

November 24: The late Donald Duck Dunn was born in 1941

A 2 minute history of Donald “Duck” Dunn:“We were recording almost a hit a day for a while there. But I never knew how popular that music was until I came to England with Otis Redding in 1967.” – Donald Dunn (about the Stax period)

November 5: Charles Bradley is 66 Happy Birthday

Charles Bradley (born 5 November, 1948, Gainesville, Florida), commonly referred to as “The Screaming Eagle of Soul,” is a funk/soul/R&B singer signed to the Daptone Records label under the Dunham Records division. His performances and recording style are consistent with Daptone’s revivalist approach, celebrating the feel of funk and soul music from the 1960s and 1970s. One review stated that …

Documentary: Otis Redding – Soul Ambassador

Otis Redding Soul Ambassador. Documentary from the BBC. First-ever TV documentary about the legendary soul singer Otis Redding, following him from childhood and marriage to the Memphis studios and segregated Southern clubs where he honed his unique stage act and voice. Through unseen home movies, the film reveals how Otis’s 1967 tour of Britain dramatically changed his life and music. After bringing soul …

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