The Great Catalog of Michael

Cool mix of amateur singers around the world taking on the extensive Michael Jackson catalog:

There’s some good stuff in here, for sure.

The Voice has always been a pretty good show when they cut the fat out. I love …

Just What I Needed

The Modern Artist

I submit Bernie Worrell as the perfect model artist for this new age.

True, he came from the classic music world, at least the black side of it.

But before that he came from music conservatory and a strict granny. …

Nothing Compares

Great rendition by Nikka Costa, RIP Prince Rogers Nelson

Shocking Innocence

Yet another great song from the debut record from The Cars:

The Cars are such an underrated band. Band leaders Richard Otcasek and Benjamin Orzechowski met when Benjamin was the bandleader on a Cleveland TV rock show that Richard watched.…

Junie Morrison Genius Appreciation Post

Rest In Peace Young Man, only 62, and gone already.

Walter Morrison, musical wizard and author of many amazing pieces of music, has passed.

Junie Morrison

Walter “Junie” Morrison

This only 7 months after losing Bernie Worrell. Then there’s David Bowie. Prince.…

You’ve Got To Give Them What They Came For


One of the baddest underground funk bands ever was SUN, live from Dayton, featuring a hint of all of the greats rolled into a sound all their own.

The vocals were amazing, the band was TIGHT, they could swing, they …

Are We Not Men?

We are D E V O

Filmed in northeast ohio, here’s early De-evolution doing that thing in 7/8



Deep Ohio Getdown

Here’s a nice groove by The Brooks bringing some Ohio Players to the Montreal jazz scene.

Look At You With Your Mind Spinning

DevoShe’s just the girl u want.

De-evolution indeed.

Devo Live

Required Viewing – The O’Jays Crush It

Daryl Hall has reworked his show Live from Daryl’s House and it’s still one of the best music shows going. Originally set in a barn on his rural property, it was a jam session sleepover recorded for our entertainment. He …

Dropping The Beat Club – 1973

That night Stevie Wonder and his band stopped by:

Living For The Live

There’s a lot going on in this clip. It’s pretty good.

Ray Charles + Stevie Wonder, doing one of Stevie’s funk songs, with neither of their bands, for an awards show. It looks like the late 80’s with plastic keyboards …

Battle of Tributation

Stevie Wonder is a monster musical genius, capable of perfection at every angle. Tribute shows are the big thing now, and I’m not complaining. Anytime someone can throw down the cash needed to properly work these songs up and make …

The Fire Is Out There Is No Doubt

Great song by Stevie Wonder, going back to 1974 for some joyful breakup blues:

Stevie and Michael in studio, 1974

Michael and Stevland in studio, 1974

Floating In My Tin Can


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Thanks For The Memories

How does it feel? Get down get with it. Mama, we’re all crazy now.

Like Prize Giving, This

Feeling Kinks today led me to some live 70’s TV stuff where Ray Davies pulls out a chestnut:

The whole show is nice but watching Ray introduce and deliver on Celluloid Heroes is something special. If the embed doesn’t work …