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Noted Without Comment – Evolution, Continued Edition

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Morning Song – Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key

Part confession, part boast, part statement of undeniable fact, “Way Over Yonder In The Minor Key” is Woody Guthrie’s old-age reminiscence of childhood days, set to music—and done so in a quite lovely way—decades later by Billy Bragg, one of Guthrie’s more notable musical descendants.

Way over yonder in the minor key,
There ain’t nobody that can sing like me.

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Beauty All Around Me – Dappled Clouds Over City Skyline From Fenway Park

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Morning Song – Too Pooped To Pop-Eye

Well, it is Monday morning after all.

But even when The Mar-Keys are “Too Pooped To Pop-Eye”*, they still don’t need anything more than three chords and a groove to get you going.

*When they’re not too pooped to Pop-Eye, they sound like this.

Morning Song – I Shall Not Be Moved

Just like a tree that’s planted by the water,
I shall not be moved.

With reports that several hundred NFL players will be demonstrating today in solidarity with blacklisted quarterback Colin Kaepernick, it’s not so much that Donald Trump has struck a rock of resistance as he’s run into an iceberg of inspiration.

With two of their founding members still singing 70 years after the group’s first performance, the Blind Boys of Alabama know a thing or two about inspiration and persevering through hard times.

“Let’s get moving, y’all!…

I want you to listen how we sing this song….”

 

Morning Song – Mornin’ Reverend

I want to go to Thad Jones’ church.

After hearing the incomparable Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra on “Mornin’ Reverend”, you will too.

Enjoy.

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Beauty All Around Me – Roxbury Rhapsody by Napoleon Jones-Henderson

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