An old favorite from my Lawrence days.
If you lost all of your obsessions
Could you part or would you cling to your possesions
I believe in a sweet imagination
An open road paved by inspiration
This one usually leaves me weeping from the sheer beauty of it.
Here’s a nice feel good groove.
The Brand New Heavies — Sometimes, from Shelter. This one is with Siedah Garrett on vocals replacing N’Dea Davenport.
Anyone (Mark Searcy) remember this from 1981?
Percussion break at 1:55 would’ve wrecked your Walkman.
Santana — American Gypsy from Zebop!
Way back when in New Jersey I bought Funky Kinsgston by Toots & The Maytals. I was 13 years old, 1973. Rocked. My. World. Before Kansas. Before drum corps taught me there was a name for “rim shot.”
Way it works is all the cool kids know about it before it’s even released. Then everybody else finds out about it. Then there is the cool kid backlash because it’s old news. Then seven years later I trip over it because I’m looking for some geeky code snippet or something.
Here’s “Blue Diamonds” by The Long Winters.