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Nightshot(s): July 23rd. Uptown @ 6:30-11:30pm.

Meet at 125th and Lexington in front of the Duane Reade on the northwest corner. Walk down 125th through Marcus Garvey Park, past Maya Angelou’s old Harlem home and up Lenox, past funeral homes and churches, laughing at the Atlah and lamenting the old Lenox Lounge. A Red Rooster crossed the street but we go westward, ho. Down 125th, past Bill’s old offices and Amateur Night with a dude hustling CDs on the corner. Walk until St. Nicolas. Turn right and up through the park to City College. Admire the architecture and stare back at the gargoyles. From Broadway, get on the 1, down past 125th, checking in on Columbia’s progress on their eminent domain from up above and back under to 116th for an introductory mini tour of the campus, to be continued again more thoroughly after the show.

SMOKE Jazz Club. Party of 8. Neal Smith Quartet.
Good music, good people, good times.

nprfreshair
nprfreshair:

Soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack died June 27th at age 70.  Today we listen back to a 1999 interview with him.  Womack started singing gospel with his brothers in the mid 1950’s.  They were discovered by the great soul singer Sam Cooke, who recorded them on his record label.  After recording several gospel albums, Cooke changed their name to The Valentinos and had them record secular music, with Bobby singing lead.  The Valentinos had a hit with Bobby Womack’s  song It’s All Over Now.  The song was covered by the Rolling Stones and became their first international hit.   Bobby Womack and wrote and recorded several other songs that other singers did well with.  Janis Joplin recorded Trust Me, J Geils covered Looking for a Love.  Womack wrote several songs for Wilson Picket, including I’m a Midnight Mover. Womack wrote a recorded the title song from the 1972 film Across 110th Street, which was also used in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown.

nprfreshair:

Soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack died June 27th at age 70.  Today we listen back to a 1999 interview with him.  Womack started singing gospel with his brothers in the mid 1950’s.  They were discovered by the great soul singer Sam Cooke, who recorded them on his record label.  After recording several gospel albums, Cooke changed their name to The Valentinos and had them record secular music, with Bobby singing lead.  The Valentinos had a hit with Bobby Womack’s  song It’s All Over Now.  The song was covered by the Rolling Stones and became their first international hit.   Bobby Womack and wrote and recorded several other songs that other singers did well with.  Janis Joplin recorded Trust Me, J Geils covered Looking for a Love.  Womack wrote several songs for Wilson Picket, including I’m a Midnight Mover. Womack wrote a recorded the title song from the 1972 film Across 110th Street, which was also used in Quentin Tarantino’s film Jackie Brown.