As we usher in September, we pause to celebrate the birthdays of Little Milton Campbell and the Big O – Otis Redding. Also, there’s cool new stuff out by Flowering Inferno, south California rhythms by Sapo, and newly-issued material by Bo Diddley. The Motown singles project continues today with material released in 1970.
With Hurricane Gustav bringing rain to Louisiana, and a political convention bringing violence to Minnesota, it was a day dedicated to remembering we are one as a people. And we all get by with a little help from our friends.
SEPTEMBERSONGS Pt 1— A LABORDAYTRIBUTE to America’s Working Men and Women, Elephantine Tunes for the opening day of the Republican National Convention, and Remembering Hurricane Katrina three years later, along with Birthdays-in-Blue for CONWAYTWITTY, JOESIMON, and ARCHIEBELL.