Stones Throw re-issue imprint Now-Again has gathered the work of this Don Cornelius lookalike and little-known auteur with notes that tell his story: starting as a teenager in Flint, Michigan, Garland played in groups that opened for James Brown and Ike & Tina until members left for Vietnam or beauty school.
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Goodbye to Whitney Houston, who died today at age 48. For kids like me who were in elementary school when Whitney Houston got big, she wasn’t so much a singer as a touch point for the times. She was everywhere. She had a million great videos, with more youthful smiles and a broader color palette [...]
January 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment
A-side “Some Place” is risen-from-the-crypt Savage Kick early ’60s R&B. It’s like nourishment and medicine at once: barely-there back-ups, honk-honk sax, a fall-down-the-back-stairs guitar solo and a single-finger piano line that pokes a hole in the back of your head.