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366 Songs 301: Ain’t That Love

I was reading something, somewhere, recently about the way that gospel audiences were appalled by what they saw as the sexual nature of Ray Charles’ vocals in early releases; it was a strange moment for me, because I came to … Continue reading

October 29, 2012 366 Songs ,

366 Songs 283: All That I’ve Got (I’m Gonna Give It To You)

We’re at the point now where we can all agree that Billy Preston is a forgotten soul hero, right? He can even make this minor track from 1970s’ Encouraging Words – with a title that sounds like a threat – … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 240: Gimme Some

First off, I apologize for the video. Scroll down and ignore its terrible flashing. Secondly: Holy crap. This is Nina channeling Ray Charles, isn’t it? The call-and-response, the freak-out at 0:59, the arrangement that sees horns and electric guitars in … Continue reading

August 28, 2012 366 Songs , , , ,

366 Songs 130: I’m Down

For years now, one of my favorite Beatles songs has been “I’m Down,” which was the b-side to “Help!” and, I thought, something that was just structured so unusually and so un-Beatley that I wondered where it came from. And … Continue reading

June 13, 2012 366 Songs , , ,

366 Songs 035: Born To Be Blue

Day two of feeling sorry for myself (This is actually not necessarily true; I’m writing ahead, so this is actually coming from the inner darkness that is Friday evening, still), and so another song with “Blue” in the title, this … Continue reading

February 4, 2012 Uncategorized ,