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video 13:27 Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr. Super Voice of Sam and Dave Fame With Dan Aykroyd -The Atlantic Records 40th Anniversary Performance- Live From Madison Square Garden- May 14, 1988

Sam Moore and The Elwood Blues Revue!- Mr....

Sam Moore is one of the last great soul men standing. The Stax/Volt label did not achieve the glory of Motown but it’s roster was rich with dedicated men and women whose contributions to Rhythm and Blues were dynamic. Dig the scene as it happened on the live feed from MSG 25 wonders ago.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/29/2013 05:23 PM

audio 07:20 Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Millers 'Death of A Salesman'

Lee J. Cobb- An Excerpt From Arthur Miller...

He was known as the Actor’s Actor. You may know him from ‘Twelve Angry Men,’ ‘Golden Boy’ or ‘On The Waterfront’. But it was his stage portrayal of Willy Loman that is still spoken about by those who witnessed his dramatic depth and truth. Here is a wonderful portion from a radio version he engaged.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/27/2013 03:08 PM

audio 06:05 T.S Elliot- The Poet Reads His Early Piece 'The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock'

T.S Elliot- The Poet Reads His Early Piece...

Once upon a time, America produced elegant, not ugly grand wizards. These were wizards of word and thought. We called them poets and many could actually make a decent wage through the exquisite exchange of word and thought. Here is a brilliant example of such divinity.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/27/2013 01:44 PM

video 02:14 Raging Bull- The Greatest Motion Picture Trailer Ever Told

Raging Bull- The Greatest Motion Picture T...

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this magical and muscular motion picture trailer is possibly worth an infinite number of letters. In an age of divine potential, classic movies have become nearly extinct. Here is a reminder of the amazingly darker grace film can acheive.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/24/2013 12:02 PM

audio 09:47 Tom Waits- '16 Shells from a Thirty Ought Six'- Live In Paris, 1985

Tom Waits- '16 Shells from a Thirty Ought ...

“I remember the first time I sat in a nightclub and watched Lightnin’ Hopkins. Man, you know? I was trying to decide then that I didn’t want to work in a furniture warehouse, and I needed something to push me over the falls. That did it.” Tom Waits

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/21/2013 12:05 PM

audio 04:13 The Persuasions- 'You Are What You Is'- One Of The Finest A ccappella Groups To Ever Grace A Note Perform A Frank Zappa Treasure- From The Compact Disc 'Frankly A cappella'

The Persuasions- 'You Are What You Is'- On...

Meet The Persuasions: Jerry Lawson, Jesse “Sweet Joe” Russell, Jayotis Washington, Herbert “Toubo” Rhoad, and bassman Jimmy “Bro” Hayes. They were dicovered by Frank Zappa in 1969 and he signed them as the first group for his new label, Bizzare Records. Over 40 years later, they still honor Frank.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/20/2013 04:30 PM

audio 02:43 Timi Yuro- 'Whats A Matter Baby'- One Of The Great, Under Appreciated Female Vocalists Of The Past Half Century! From Our Upcoming CD Series 'The Soul Of The Matter'.

Timi Yuro- 'Whats A Matter Baby'- One Of T...

Phil Spector produced this Liberty Records recording one year after Timi hit the big time with her incredible vocal performance on ‘Hurt’ in 1961. Although this effort only ranked a #51 slot in Billboard sales, it shot elegant, musical ammo that remains explosive to this day.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/20/2013 03:19 PM

audio 03:13 The Jelly Beans- 'Baby Be Mine'- 1964- A Forgotten Gem From Our Upcoming Rhythm and Blues CD Series 'The Soul Of The Matter'

The Jelly Beans- 'Baby Be Mine'- 1964- A F...

Red Bird Records directed the Spector influenced magic for pop expeditions produced by George ‘Shadow’ Morton and the recordings of The Shang-ri-Las, Ellie Greenwich, Barry Mann, The Dixie Cups, Evie Sands, Dee Dee Warwick, The Ad Libs and The Butterfly’s. They also brought us The Jelly Beans.

Posted by Rich Buckland, 03/20/2013 02:01 PM