Monthly Archives: November 2018

(November 14, 2018): The Awkward Stage – The Morons Are Winning

From the 2006 album, Heaven is Easy For Girls.  All a bit juvenile by this Vancouver band led by Shane Nelken, but I still like the opening lyric of this tune: “There is a war on and all of the … Continue reading

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(November 12, 2018): Albert King – Got To Be Some Changes Made

From the 1990 release, Wednesday Night In San Francisco.  The LP was recorded in June 1968 at Fillmore West when King was 44 years old. In January that year, King had opened for Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall, his first … Continue reading

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(Nov. 11, 2018): Bill Carrothers – I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier – Armistice Day

From the 2004 double CD, Armistice 1918.  Obviating the need to remember sacrifice by teaching peace and resisting war is the best homage that can be paid to the fallen. The incessant celebration of war and the military is the greatest … Continue reading

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(November 10, 2018): Johnny Cash – What Is Truth

From the 1970 a-side 7″ single, What Is Truth / Sing A Traveling Song (Columbia ‎– S-45134). A song played at a command performance at the White House that made Nixon squirm (great video of the event in the Netflix … Continue reading

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(November 9, 2018): Paul Robeson – Ballad For Americans

All four parts from the 1940 2×10″ 78 rpm discs, Ballad For Americans. For many, like me, born at the tail end of the post WWII baby boom, this collection represented what America was all about.  For those, like me, … Continue reading

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(November 6, 2017): LaBelle – Won’t Get Fooled Again

From the 1972 album, “Moon Shadow”.  Patti LeBelle’s stirring cover of Pete Townshend’s anthem from her sophomore LP. Fitting for mid-term election day in the United States. Get out and vote to put a check on President Trump’s moral and … Continue reading

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(November 5, 2018): The Beatles – Revolution

From the b-side of one of the greatest 7″ singles of all time, Hey Jude / Revolution (Apple Records – 2276). The more forceful single version of Revolution 9 from the White Album’s more laid back take. Get out and … Continue reading

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