to Jonas from Carol


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


some chicago music

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)