Corby's Orbit

Corby's Orbit
Listening in All the High Places illustration by John Kricfalusi

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Loved And Lost 2015 ~ Part One

 "Ornette Coleman ignored the boundaries between high art and folk music, between modernism and tradition; he recognized that the most human impulse is to explore and search for beauty. It is to all of our benefit that his own search was so fruitful." BY THE NEW YORKER

 "The blues was bleeding the same blood as me." Illustration by Ken Meyer Jr.

 "He, he buys you diamonds, bright sparkling diamonds / But believe me, hear what I say / He can buy you the world but he'll never love the way / I love you."
He sang not only Stand By Me but also Save The Last Dance - two of the greatest recorded vocal performances in history.

 "I was a little boy singing sad songs, about 9 or 10 years old in the woods. I listened to my voice coming back to me. It was as high as you could go. I dreamed of being famous as a singer when I was on those cotton fields. I wanted to see the world and meet people."

I don't tell you what to say, I don't tell you what to do, So just let me be myself, That's all I ask of you / I'm young and I love to be young, I'm free and I love to be free
To live my life the way I want, To say and do whatever I please."

Clark Terry "Imitate, assimilate, and innovate." 


Don Covay 

"One of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until the day
I'm gonna take all I can take."

 John Renbourn:  ‘I started out trying to play like Big Bill Broonzy’, Renbourn once said, and the Broonzy influence can be heard distictly on his first, eponymous, album.  But, listening to that album, there were already signs of Renbourn’s guitar-picking brilliance –  and of the diversity of his interests, with his arrangement of John Donne’s Elizabethan poem, ‘Go and catch a falling star’, later performed by Pentangle: 
Teach me to hear mermaids singing,
Or to keep off envy’s stinging, 
And find 
What wind 
Serves to advance an honest mind.

                                                                                                Illustration by James Gurney

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