Listening with Larsupreme Episode 27 – Lovin’ Libra September 30, 2021

It shouldn’t be a surprise that there’s a host of vintage soulful scale balancers in the legacy of Rhythm & Blues. We’ve been blessed for decades with the diverse, regal talent of the second Venus Ruled sign. Surprisingly, there’s plenty of people that stood back from the spotlight to be songwriters, and background singers. Some…

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…