Jay

Jay, out in front of our old apartment building in Dublin, CA

“There’s my blackness!” Jay would bellow when she saw Enzo in the apartment hallways, in our apartments, out in the park, on the way to the grocery store, out by the turtles. It didn’t matter. Her boisterous, joyous voice would fill up the space and elevate the energy of any place. Enzo and Lily would …

Pokemon Go Tillamook 2018 Community Day: Beldum Contest

community day: beldum. Image by Niantic / Pokemon Go. Not for commercial re-use

The moderators of Pokemon Go Tillamook’s Facebook page and Discord chat group have successfully scrambled up quite the scrumptious contest for 2018 Community Day: Beldum. There will be 4 main prizes and 2 Grand Mystery Prizes. Here’s how the Community Day: Beldum contest will work. Probably. We will give out 1 main prize for each …

Otis Redding’s Best Live Albums, What to Listen to, and what about Vinyl?

Sorting out Otis Redding’s Live Albums can drive you mad. Here’s why: There are only 3 sources for his live performances: Live at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, CA. All 7 sets. April 8-10, 1966 Stax / Volt Revue tour performance. Olympia Theatre. Paris, France. Typically March 21, 1967 His set at …

Who Whistled at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay?”

Short Answer: “The whistle at the end of “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” belongs to longtime musician Sam “Bluzman” Taylor, who was brought in to finish the final overdubs. Longer Answer: Once upon a time, the greatest soul singer in the world wrote the greatest song the world would ever know. A song …

Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul

Its full name is “Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul.” That’s about the only thing that’s wrong with this otherwise soul-quenching album. Dictionary of Soul shortcuts: Album Details Song / Track Listings Each Song (to me) – Side One – Side Two What do you think of “Dictionary of Soul”? Sources included …

“The Soul Album,” Otis Redding’s 4th studio album.

If the following is true: “Pain In My Heart“ was Otis Redding’s first solo album “The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads” was his first ‘Otis Redding’ album “Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul” was his first Stax soul album Then, by pattern, “The Soul Album” should be a first of some kind for Redding. …