Prime Time for ’69: 50 Girl Power Gems from 50 Years Ago

Pardon me, as I deviate and gather around a theme. I don’t think I would have embraced the power of music without the brilliance of contributions of Black Women in particular to American Popular Music. Black people, and women in particular, brought a certain gospel, nothing necessarily about Christianity, but something always aware of reality,…

Delicious Together: The Delectable Art of the Duet 1952-1973

The other component of Libra season, beyond balance and justice, is relationships and partnerships. Who are your others? Seems a perfect time to round up a bounty of the beauty of the duet. The call & response between two players on Vinyl goes further back that Vinyl itself of course, as singing is basically the…

Mamie Galore “Special Agent (34-24-38)” (St. Lawrence 1004, 1965)

Mamie Galore “Special Agent (34-24-38)”  (St. Lawrence 1004, 1965) If any soul singer won the stage name sweepstakes, the once Mamie Louise Davis renaming herself Mamie Galore sure wins. Not only did Mamie pick a name to be reckoned with, she made her recording debut in 1965 with the most action hero of singles. Why…