Why 70’s? The music I included in the 1st group of singles posted is
from the late 40’s through the 80’s. Nothing more recent than that was
included because of possible copyright issues and those wouldn’t nec.
be legal, but more about being rude to friends in the music ‘scene’
Nothing earlier because subsequent posts are scheduled to include those
Thanks for the Cautionary Tale via Hollywood. But the safety of
nostalgia is found only in its epicenter. I enjoy roving the borders
of history’s fictitious havens where the potential force is stronger
than a barricaded mob.
Nostalgia is, after all the whore of a failing empire. Ask Louis
The following musical artists were either born or based in Chicago. Some of the recordings are ripped from old vinyl, thus the crackles and pops. Enjoy.
The Impressions We’re a Winner (Curtis Mayfield)
Anita O’Day Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
Herbie Hancock Water Torture (7″ single edit)
Donny Hathaway The Ghetto (part 2)
Louis X (Farrakhan) White Man’s Heaven, Black Man’s Hell. When he was a calypso singer.
Steve Miller Band Baby’s House
Shadows of Knight I’m Gonna Make You Mine
Impressions Isle of the Sirens
Minnie Ripperton Le Fleur
The Dells Whiter Shade of Pale
The Staple Singers Low is the Way
The Artistics Lucky Old Sun
Jackie Wilson Night (pop version of aria from Sampson and Delilah by Saint Saens)
James Scales Scagging the Scales (7″ on Verro, early Sun Ra alto player)
Billy Stewart Sitting in the Park
Eddie Harris The Thing You Do
Fontella Bass This Would Make Me Happy (produced by Ike Turner)
Don Jenkins & the Delighters Elephant Walk
Howlin’ Wolf Who’s Been Talking
Lacy Gibson Wishing Ring (on Sun Ra’s Saturn Records)