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Deltaphonic on tour

Deltaphonic are on an extended tour. To my mind, they are one of the best things to have come out of NOLA of late (and that’s high praise indeed). The songwriting is incredibly mature and authentic and the musicianship compelling articulates that vibe. Don’t take my word for it: Kevin Quinet has warm words for them…

Sly @ 75

It’s against all the odds that Sly, one of the doyens of acid funk, is still with us. Looking forward to seeing On the Sly. acid funkpsychedelic funkpsychedelic soulsly and the family stonesly stone

Bobby

Birthday boy in conversation with Terry Gross. And he say, hey, Bobby, come here a minute. And I froze – came back. Hey, oh man, I didn’t see you. He said I loved the way you did the song. I think it’s fantastic. And I felt really good. I said oh, I’m glad you really like…

On the Sly: In Search of the Family Stone

A decent documentary on Sly is long overdue: next year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Dance to the Music, a landmark album for acid funk/soul. This documentary sounds promising but the distribution seems to be the standard damn snag: Michael should give mediAm a go (nothing to lose). Anyway, great to see that…

The Stax Story

The outrageous wheel of fortune that is the Stax Story. A couple of segments are blocked from this very decent documentary but you’ll still get a damn good idea about Stax’s torrid and tragic story. If you appreciated Muscle Shoals, then this too is a must. I came to Stax via Booker T, Isaac Hayes…

Booker T Jones

A lifelong ambition to see Booker T live came to fruition this past weekend. This was no master lazily going through the “greatest hits” motions but a whistle-sharp musical genius taking us on the amazing Stax journey and surrounded with younger extremely talented musicians and vocalists doing justice to foundational songs — Knock on Wood and…