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Musicians on Robert Allan II was uploaded to Flickr

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South Branch, Chicago River

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I took Musicians on Robert Allan II on May 10, 2014 at 08:07PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 19, 2014 at 04:20PM

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June 21st, 2014 at 9:33 am

The Black Hippies was uploaded to Flickr

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a vinyl re-release of the mid-70s debut album of a Nigerian funk band. From Reckless Records.http://ift.tt/1uKOabi

Rough Trade has this to say about it:
High quality reissue of great and unbelievably rare Afro Rock Lp. Appeals to fans of Psych, Fuzz, African, and Funk. Licensed directly from Pazy (Band Leader, Lead Singer and Guitarist). Pazy (real name Joseph Etinagbedia) started playing music in the Fire Flies in the city of Warri in Nigeria in 1973. The area was in the midst of an oil boom, and like most bands on that scene, the Fire Flies played American and European pop hits mixed with Jazz and Highlife for the largely expat audiences in local clubs. Along with an influx of foreigners, the oil boom also gave rise to an emerging Nigerian youth market, and soon Pazy formed the Black Hippies to play the uniquely African style of hard rock that was favoured by this new audience. They quickly found success and were appearing alongside other Warri-based artists such as Tony Grey. In short time, they came to the attention of EMI and their legendary producer Odion Iruoje, who recorded this album. By the time it was released in 1977, though, Disco and Funk were starting to take over and the hard fuzzy rock of The Black Hippies first album was somewhat behind the times. As a result, the album was barely released and is now virtually unfindable, unseen by all but a few of the most hardcore collectors. Pazy would go on to form a new line up of the Black Hippies that played mostly Reggae but this remains by far the best album. Featuring whiplash funk drumming, searing fuzz guitar, raw vocals and that uniquely West African organ sound, The Black Hippies first album is a definitive classic of the genre. Beautifully remastered with restored artwork, this release stands alongside our Ofege and Psychedelic Aliens releases as restored gems from a largely unknown but incredibly vital Rock scene in 70’s West Africa.

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I took The Black Hippies on June 07, 2014 at 02:46PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on June 07, 2014 at 08:37PM

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June 9th, 2014 at 8:37 am

Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties was uploaded to Flickr

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Vanguard Records.

As a Gen-Xer, I cringe over anything that plays up the “Sixties” as a descriptor, regardless this is a damn solid LP.

The playlist includes such luminaries as Odetta, Cisco Houston, Phil Ochs, Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, John Hammond, etc. etc.

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I took Greatest Folksingers of the Sixties on May 23, 2014 at 12:42AM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on May 23, 2014 at 05:54AM

The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz was uploaded to Flickr

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- maybe the best ten bucks I ever spent!

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I took The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz on April 27, 2014 at 09:02PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 28, 2014 at 02:05AM

RCA phonograph was uploaded to Flickr

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Some musical equipment store on Lincoln Avenue. Maybe Mystery Street Recording? maybe not, my memory is faulty.

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I took RCA phonograph on March 08, 2014 at 01:31PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on March 13, 2014 at 05:51AM

Truckin’ My Blues Away – Blind Boy Fuller was uploaded to Flickr

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Yazoo Records

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My photo doesn’t do this cover justice…

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I took Truckin’ My Blues Away – Blind Boy Fuller on April 23, 2014 at 05:58PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 24, 2014 at 03:10AM

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April 25th, 2014 at 9:34 am

Flowing Fancy Free was uploaded to Flickr

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Double exposure via Hipstamatic

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I took Flowing Fancy Free on April 18, 2014 at 03:48PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 18, 2014 at 09:11PM

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April 25th, 2014 at 9:34 am

Browsing on Record Store Day 2014 was uploaded to Flickr

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At Groovin High inc. – I browsed a bit, but didn’t want to fight the crowds.

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I took Browsing on Record Store Day 2014 on April 19, 2014 at 01:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 04:31PM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Spinning was uploaded to Flickr

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I took Spinning on April 18, 2014 at 03:49PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 18, 2014 at 08:51PM

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April 21st, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Standing In Line on Record Store Day 2014 (Explored) was uploaded to Flickr

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At Groovin High inc. – I browsed a bit, but didn’t want to fight the crowds.

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I took Standing In Line on Record Store Day 2014 (Explored) on April 19, 2014 at 01:01PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 20, 2014 at 04:24PM

Put That Needle Down was uploaded to Flickr

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No sound like the sound of a record starting to play…

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I took Put That Needle Down on April 15, 2014 at 10:50PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on April 16, 2014 at 07:22PM

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April 17th, 2014 at 8:43 am

Don’t Say I Never Warned You was uploaded to Flickr

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Chicago Music Exchange, Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

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I took Don’t Say I Never Warned You on January 11, 2014 at 06:32PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on February 10, 2014 at 09:29PM

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March 5th, 2014 at 2:27 pm

Tinkling the Ivories was uploaded to Flickr

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Not sure if this was a member of the Club who wanted to play a bit of jazz, or a paid performer.

The Cliff Dwellers: As seen during the Chicago Architectural Society’s Open House, 2013.

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Cliff Dwellers sits on top of 220 S. Michigan Avenue, just under the iconic Borg Warner sign. Founded in 1907 as the Attic Club, it was renamed The Cliff Dwellers in 1909. After inhabiting the top floor of neighboring Orchestra Hall for decades, Cliff Dwellers moved to the 22nd floor of the Borg Warner building in 1996. It remains a private club and is a non-profit organization for men and women who support the fine and performing arts. The club is a haven for artists, authors, musicians, painters, architects and sculptors. Notable members have included Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Lorado Taft and Hamlin Garland.

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I took Tinkling the Ivories on October 19, 2013 at 04:08PM

and processed it in my digital darkroom on December 28, 2013 at 04:03PM

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February 6th, 2014 at 9:39 am

Reading Around on June 15th

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Brian Eno and David Byrne

Brian Eno and David Byrne

Some additional reading June 15th from 08:19 to 08:19:

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August 3rd, 2013 at 7:57 am

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Reading Around on May 27th

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Marilyn Monroe as an archer

Some additional reading May 27th from 11:09 to 11:13:

  • By Joe Hagan: Steve Earle and the Ghost of Townes – Too bad this isn’t online, wanted to excerpt a couple of paragraphs. Good article, but no longer on the newstands, so no way to read it now.”a profile of Steve Earle in the latest issue of ROLLING STONE magazine. Here’s the tagline:

    The country rocker almost died emulating his damaged mentor, Townes Van Zandt. On a new tribute album, Earle looks back.

  • Stupid and Contagious: Townes Van Zandt – “Rake” – One of Townes Van Zandt’s greatest of many many great moments? Impossible to say. There are so many classics in his almost peerless catalogue.But playing Steve Earle’s remarkable new reinterpretation of this classic track over and over and over this past week – less ostensibly mournful and a little more revved up perhaps, yet also, strangely, at the same time gloriously sparser than Townes’ original – we’ll say maybe it is!

    Beautiful poetry. Magical music. A superb performance. A pristine piece of perfect art.

    A true classic. If not only for the superb unforgettable line “except for the turning of night into day and the turning of day into cursing’”!
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    “I covered my lovers in flowers and wounds”

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August 3rd, 2013 at 7:53 am

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