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Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine) Bob Dylan – Intersection of Church & Gay – Nashville, TN

© Frank H. Jump

You say you love me
And you’re thinkin’ of me
But you know you could be wrong
You say you told me
That you wanna hold me
But you know you’re not that strong
I just can’t do what I done before
I just can’t beg you anymore
I’m gonna let you pass
And I’ll go last
Then time will tell just who fell
And who’s been left behind
When you go your way and I go mine

– Bob Dylan

Recorded at Columbia Studios in Nashville, Tennesee in 1966:

Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine)” is the first track of the second disc of the 1966 album Blonde on Blonde, the seventh album from singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Dylan released the song as a single twice during his career, once in 1974, charting at #66 in the US and again in 2007, charting at #51 in the UK. – Wikipedia

In Arizona – Kokopelli Plays His Flute – Where is His Green Card? – Tucson, AZ

In a bar in Tucson AZ © Frank H. Jump

Who is Kokopelli?  CLICK TO PLAY

Known as a fertility god, prankster, healer and story teller, Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest, and dates back over 3,000 years ago, when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Southwestern Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest. – Indigenous People dot net

Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most – Flatbush Forsythia & Magnolia – Ella Fitzgerald & Charlie Chaplin

© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

Screaming yellow bloom
Harbinger of warmer days
And steamy short nights

77 WABC – Harlem, NYC — Cousin Brucie & Dan Ingram – Long Island Boys – The 1965 & 1977 Blackouts – Campbell Soup – Alison Steele, The Nightbird

© Frank H. Jump

Bruce Morrow (born Bruce Meyerowitz on October 13, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American radio personality, known to many New York metropolitan area listeners as Cousin Brucie.Wikipedia

Daniel Trombley “Dan” Ingram (born September 7, 1934 in Oceanside, New York) is an American Top 40 radio disc jockey with a forty-year career on radio stations such as WABC and WCBS-FM in New York. – Wikipedia

November 9, 1965 Northeastern Seaboard Blackout – Wikipedia

Area affected by the 1965 Northeast Blackout - Wikipedia (click for larger image)

It’s funny where my searches will take me when I put together a blog posting. In researching WABC’s theme song on YouTube, I found these two great clips of two of my favorite DJs of my youth Bruce Morrow and Dan Ingram. The one with Ingram features the moment the 1965 Blackout began in NYC. I remember I was watching I Love Lucy on our two-toned green Zenith black and white TV when the lights began to flicker.

1957 RCA two-toned green Portable TV

It was late autumn and the sun was already going down. My mom Willy was on the phone with her friend Barbara who lived a few doors down in our Laurelton Queens garden apartment. Then the TV tube gave one last gasp and the screen shrank into a glowing dot as the lights went out. Before I knew it, Barbara and her three kids – Dawn (my first girlfriend) – and her fraternal twin brothers David and Lester, crying from down the block – were in our apartment. I was hungry. I found a flashlight and got some candles and our camping stove. I lit some candles and started to make some Campbell’s Tomato Soup. I was five years old. I have since always done well in emergencies.

Campbell Soup Co. envelope - Brass Dragon

Campbell Soup postage meter slogan - Brass Dragon

Campbell Soup Company envelope - Brass Dragon

After the 1960s, I became a fan of the WNEW DJs since I was by the early 70’s an AOR (Album Oriented Rock) listener and we had moved to Howard Beach to escape the oppressive “bussing” experiment implemented to racially integrate NYC schools. Jonathan Schwartz, Vince Scelsa & Alison Steele were my favs. I remember calling Alison Steele regularly to request Yessongs. She got to know my voice after a while. “Hey Frank,” The Nightbird would say with her breathy, smoky voice – “Wanna here something from Yes?”   “And here is Heart of the Sunrise for Frankie in Howard Beach.” I was listening to Alison Steele during the 1977 Blackout. She had just announced that Yes’ Going for the One album was going on sale with an early NY release when the lights went out.

Going For The One - Yes - 1977

It was the day before Bastille Day, hot and sticky. I worked a 48 hour shift at JFK that day and the following day I drove to Sam Goody in Green Acres to buy the album. I drove there in record time on South Conduit without any traffic lights. I miss you Nightbird.

Alison Steele - The Nightbird - 1937-1995

Alison Steele (born Ceil Loman on January 26, 1937; died September 27, 1995) was a pioneering American disc jockey in Manhattan at what would become the archetypal progressive rock radio station in the United States, WNEW-FM. She was commonly known as “The Nightbird“. She also became a writer, television producer, correspondent, and an entrepreneur. – Wikipedia

Seattle Street Art & Ads – Wheat Paste & Stencil Art – Mad Rad @ Chop Suey – July 24, 2009

© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

MAD RAD does “Donut Truck” at Chop Suey

Affectionate Men – A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples – Part I & II

Courtesy of Music Misfit dot com - Frederick Delius

Courtesy of Music Misfit dot com - Frederick Delius

The photos appear in the following two books:
Affectionate Men: A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples, 1850-1950 by Russell Bush and Ron Lieberman
Dear Friends: American Photographs of Men Together, 1840-1918 ~ David Deitcher
The slideshow just shows a small portion. I encourage you to purchase them. – Frederick Delius

Affectionate Men Part I & II
A Photographic History of a Century of Male Couples

I found these photos to be both beautiful and profound. The times between 1860 and 1930 men were more free to hold hands, hug, even kiss, without the fear of being riduculed, beaten or labeled.

Regardless if the men pictured here were lovers or friends, the photographs let us all realize that today we live in a society where our emotional freedom and tolerance of others should have moved forward. Instead we seem to be moving backward every day.

In spite of our great and positive leaps in science, medicine and fantastic inventions, as humankind we seem to have taken a rather significant negative leap into a world that is filled with hate and intolerance, one that has lost the innocence, simplicity and joy one feels in experiencing these photographs of a special and more unique time and place. – Frederick Delius

Green-Wood Cemetery Romp – Angels & Accordions – Brooklyn

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Memphis – Home of the Blues – Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll

© Vincenzo Aiosa

© Vincenzo Aiosa

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WC Handy Park © Frank H. Jump

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Elvis © Frank H. Jump

Old Beale Street is coming down
Sweeties’ Snack Bar, boarded up now
And Egles The Tailor and the Shine Boy’s gone
Faded out with ragtime blues
Handy’s cast in bronze
And he’s standing in a little park
With a trumpet in his hand
Like he’s listening back to the good old bands
And the click of high heeled shoes
Old Furry sings the blues

-Furry Sings the Blues, Hejira
(1976) Joni Mitchell

O.K. Houck Piano Co – Vose Pianos – Steinway Pianos – Memphis, TN

Music Trade Review - digitized by support by namm dot org

Music Trade Review - digitized by support by namm dot org

Overlooking the Mississippi River © Frank H. Jump

O.K. Houck Piano Co. - Everything in Music- Overlooking the Mississippi River © Frank H. Jump

Steinway Pianos © Frank H. Jump

Steinway Pianos © Frank H. Jump

Vose Pianos © Frank H. Jump

Vose Pianos © Frank H. Jump

Overlooking the Mississippi River © Frank H. Jump

Overlooking the Mississippi River © Frank H. Jump

During the mid 1950s through the mid 1960s when Memphis, Tennessee appeared to be the virtual center of Rock ‘n Roll, Soul and R&B talent, the O.K. Houck Piano Co. was the premier dealer in the area where almost everyone bought their instruments.

Tennessee Centennial Prize March by Maurice Bernhardt 1897 O. K. Houck & Co. publication  - Scotty Moore dot net

Tennessee Centennial Prize March by Maurice Bernhardt 1897 O. K. Houck & Co. publication - Scotty Moore dot net

VOSE & SONS
James W. Vose was born on October 21, 1818. He became a cabinetmaker, then learned the piano making trade from various Boston area piano factories. In 1851 he made his first piano, starting his own business. He had three sons, and all of them learned the business, and joined their father as partners in the firm. At this time, he renamed it Vose & Sons. The business was incorporated in 1889, with the Vose family holding the entire stock. Eventually, the American Piano Company purchased the firm, and used the Vose name until 1982.

According to Spillane’s History of the American Pianoforte (printed in 1890):

“Vose & Sons came into existence in 1851 in Boston, and therefore bear the distinction of being a very old piano-makers. J. W. Vose, the founder and senior member of this firm, is a native of Milton, Mass., the birthplace of Crehore, where he was born in 1818. He served an old-fashioned apprentice course in Milton and Boston, first learning cabinet-making. At twenty, he became a piano-maker. Later he acquired a varied experience in various Boston shops, subsequently founding his business in the year indicated. The Vose & Sons piano of to-day contains all the standard improvements, besides specialties originated by the firm. It is a popular instrument, and has a large following of admirers in the musical profession throughout the States. The firm of Vose & Sons is made up of Mr. J. W. Vose, the founder, Mr. Willard A. Vose, born in 1852, Mr. Irving B. Vose, born in 1850, and Mr. Julien W. Vose, born in 1859, all practical piano-makers, and graduates of good educational institutions in Boston.”

One of America’s most distinguished pianos. The “Vose” piano has sustained itself in the respect of musicians and the admiration of the public through Mr. James W Vose, recognized as one of the greatest presidents of the many great piano manufacturing concerns of the country. From the first the career of the Vose piano has been steadily gaining until it has reached a position ranking among the foremost pianos of the world. The “Vose” pianos of today are marked by a distinct originality of case designs, careful and most thorough construction, and musical effects of the most satisfactory character. They are pianos whose characters are of a kind to attract the attention of people of refinement and good taste.

Fading Ad Blog Hits The Road Jack – Meet Us On The Way West!

Cross Country Itinerary by Trails dot com

Cross Country Itinerary by Trails dot com

We are planning to drive cross-country in our RV beginning tomorrow. Enzo and myself are planning to hit the northern route on the way across, going up to Vancouver – then down the west coast to Palm Springs – then crossing back doing the southern route through AZ, NM, TX, LA and up through TN.

Any fading ads you can suggest we see, please let us know – or meet us for coffee! Take it away Ray!

Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) – Composer

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Harry T. Burleigh (1866 – 1949), a great singer and expert on spirituals is associated with this song but it was written before he was born. The author is unknown. The Golden Gate Quartet, Paul Robeson, and Louis Armstrong all recorded wonderful versions of it. The story is about the exodus of the Hebrews (people of Israel) from Egypt after 300 years of slavery.

Harry T. Burleigh – Wikipedia

David Byrne is Burning Down the House – Last Night @ Radio City Music Hall

I Zimbra – Talking Heads – Live in Rome 1980

Gadji beri bimba clandridi
Lauli lonni cadori gadjam
A bim beri glassala glandride
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

Bim blassa galassasa zimbrabim
Blassa glallassasa zimbrabim

A bim beri glassala grandrid
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

Gadji beri bimba glandridi
Lauli lonni cadora gadjam
A bim beri glassasa glandrid
E glassala tuffm I zimbra

Wikipedia

Wikipedia

I Zimbra” is the opening track of the 1979 Talking Heads album Fear of Music. The lyrics are an adaptation of Dadaist Hugo Ball’s poem “Gadji beri bimba.”

I Zimbra – Wikipedia

Urge For Going – Joni Mitchell

Thank you henhenstoll for posting this on YouTube! It is a remarkable glimpse into the early years of Joni on TV when even TV was young.

Urge For Going by Joni Mitchell

I awoke today and found
the frost perched on the town
It hovered in a frozen sky
then it gobbled summer down
When the sun turns traitor cold
and all the trees are shivering in a naked row

I get the urge for going
But I never seem to go
I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I had me a man in summertime
He had summer-colored skin
And not another girl in town
My darling’s heart could win
But when the leaves fell on the ground
Bully winds came around
Pushed them face down in the snow

He got the urge for going
And I had to let him go
He got the urge for going
When the meadow grass was turning brown
Summertime was falling down and winter was closing in

Now the warriors of winter
They gave a cold triumphant shout
And all that stays is dying
And all that lives is gettin’ out
See the geese in chevron flight
Flapping and racing on before the snow

They got the urge for going
And they got the wings so they can go
They get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
Summertime is falling down and winter is closing in

I’ll ply the fire with kindling now
I’ll pull the blankets up to my chin
I’ll lock the vagrant winter out and
I’ll fold my wandering in
I’d like to call back summertime
Have her stay for just another month or so

But she’s got the urge for going
So I guess she’ll have to go
She gets the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
All her empire’s falling down
And winter’s closing in.
And I get the urge for going
When the meadow grass is turning brown
And summertime is falling down.

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Rosario Dawson on SNL – Fleet Foxes – After-Party @ Sinigual – Voto Latino [dot] org

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Our tix, VIP entrance to afterparty & SNL security bracelet

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My favorite part of the evening was Rosario’s opening monologue. In the context of this historical weekend, Rosario got to passionately introduce on live TV her involvement with the civic group, which she helped co-found- VOTO LATINO. Read more about VOTO LATINO!

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Don Pardo welcoming the audience before the show & before they announce that cameras would be confiscated. Oops!

Don Pardo welcoming the audience before the show & before they announce that cameras would be confiscated. Oops!

Fred Armisen & Rosario Dawson @ Sinigual after last nights SNL

Fred Armisen & Rosario Dawson @ Sinigual after last night's SNL © Frank H. Jump

Seth Meyers & Rosario Dawson

Seth Meyers & Rosario Dawson © Frank H. Jump

Vincenzo & Rosario

Vincenzo & Rosario © Frank H. Jump

Lynn, Christine & Rosario

Roseann, Christine & Rosario © Frank H. Jump

Frank Jump & Julia Stiles

Frank Jump & Julia Stiles @ Sinigual © Frenzo

Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold & Frank Jump in 50 Rockefeller Center lobby before the show.

Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold & Frank Jump in 50 Rockefeller Center lobby before the show. © Frenzo

Fleet Foxes Christian Wargo in front of Sinigual.

Fleet Foxes Christian Wargo in front of Sinigual. © Frank H. Jump

Kelly McGowan & Nathalie Fuz in front of 50 Rockefeller Center

Kelly McGowan & Nathalie Fuz in front of 50 Rockefeller Center after seeing the SNL dress rehearsal. © Frank H. Jump

Fleet Foxes – Wikipedia – White Winter Hymnal (mp3)

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