tinsley“Sound Of A Broken Man” from Winning Hand by Tinsley Ellis.

Released: 2018. Track 1 of 10.

Packs the punch of a heavyweight champion as Tinsley reclaims his place with the giants of blues-rock guitar.  From searing licks to psychedelic riffing, Tinsley and his axe are front and center on a riveting collection of heart-pounding rockers, raucous R&B and devastating blues.  “Fiery controlled intensity…soulful, gritty, hard-edged blues rock” – Living Blues


Produced by Tinsley Ellis and Kevin McKendree
Recorded and mixed by Kevin McKendree at The Rock House, Franklin, TN
Assistant Engineer: Yates McKendree
Mastered by Jim Demain at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, TN
Packaging Design by Kevin Niemiec
Photos by Flournoy Holmes
Special thanks to Michael Rothschild, Jack Randall, Barron Ruth and Larry Leake

Tinsley Ellis: Guitars and Vocals
Kevin McKendree: Organs, Pianos, Baritone Guitar On “Nothing But Fine”
Steve Mackey: Bass
Lynn Williams: Drums and Percussion

In memory of William Tinsley Ellis, Sr.

Tinsley is always wonderful and never fails to thrill us Blues fans.

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Black Market Karma – Comatose (Full Album)

Captain Beefart
Published on Jun 24, 2013

Black Market Karma is a psychedelic rock band from London. This album came out 2012.

You can download this and every other album free at !

00:00 – Dee Dee

5:20 – Pulling Shapes

10:28 – Run Run Run

15:11 – March

21:11 – I can’t save you

25:31 -All these things

31:06 – Comatose

36:41 – Weightless

42:41 -It’s gone

47:57 – The way it was

52:49 – Washout If you like what Im doing please check out my Patreon!…

Heard this last night… it’s my wonderful friend Cindy’s favorite album and I want it to be here for everyone to enjoy. She was here visiting and that is a rare and special treat for me. <3

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Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down

Johnny Cash
Published on Nov 1, 2009

Music video by Johnny Cash performing God’s Gonna Cut You Down. (C) 2006 American Recordings, LLC & The Island Def Jam Music Group

I love this period of Johnny’s career. It made me so happy because there was so much bull in my youth. It was thrilling and reassuring to see Johnny and Willie and folks turning to such non-traditional masterpieces.

God is good.

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Grateful Dead – Uncle John’s Band (Studio Version)

Published on Mar 20, 2010

Uncle John’s Band by the Grateful Dead. From their fourth studio album, Workingman’s Dead released in 1970. Enjoy!

Pure Dead. Pure Joy. Pure Love.

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Doc Watson – Tennessee Stud

Published on Dec 29, 2007

Doc Watson performs “Tennessee Stud” in 1979.

Doc Watson is a God. And this song is on my list of miracle works. I do love it so. It’s perfect — and nobody can play it like Doc Watson. God rest his beautiful Soul.

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Weather Report – Birdland

Published on Nov 28, 2007

Live Concert, Offenbach, Germany, Sept. 29, 1978

Ooohh Lordy, this song — as I’ve frequently mentioned — it gets me. I cannot pass it by. I cannot not post it.

Jaco — is a God. The Jimi Hendrix of Bass.

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New Riders of the Purple Sage – Panama Red

Darryl Hushaw
Published on Oct 11, 2012

Off the 1973 album The Adventures of Panama Red.

Panama Red, Panama Red
He’ll steal your woman, then he’ll rob your head
Panama Red, Panama Red
On his white horse, Mescalito
He comes breezin’ through town
I’ll bet your woman’s up in bed with
ol’ Panama Red

The judge don’t know when Red’s in town
He keeps well hidden underground
But everybody’s acting lazy
Falling out and hangin’ ’round

My woman said, “Hey Pedro you’re actin’ crazy like a clown”
Nobody feels like working
Panama Red is back in town

Panama Red, Panama Red
He’ll steal your woman, then he’ll rob your head
Panama Red, Panama Red
On his white horse, Mescalito
He comes breezin’ through town
I’ll bet your woman’s up in bed with
ol’ Panama Red

Everybody’s looking out for him
‘Cause they know Red satisfies
Little girls love to listen to him
Sing and tell sweet lies

But when things get too confusing, honey
You’re better off in bed
And I’ll be searching all the joints in town
for Panama Red

Panama Red, Panama Red
He’ll steal your woman, then he’ll rob your head
Panama Red, Panama Red
On his white horse, Mescalito
He comes breezin’ through town
I’ll bet your woman’s up in bed with
ol’ Panama Red

Ohhh the best of the best! As awesome today as it was 45 years ago.

Forty-five years? Madre Dios…!

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Grateful Dead – Truckin’

Published on Jun 7, 2009

Grateful Dead – Truckin’
Garcia; Lesh; Weir; Hunter


Truckin got my chips cashed in. keep truckin, like the do-dah man
Together, more or less in line, just keep truckin on.

Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on main street.
Chicago, new york, detroit and its all on the same street.
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.

Dallas, got a soft machine; houston, too close to new orleans;
New yorks got the ways and means; but just wont let you be, oh no.

Most of the cast that you meet on the streets speak of true love,
Most of the time theyre sittin and cryin at home.
One of these days they know they better get goin
Out of the door and down on the streets all alone.

Truckin, like the do-dah man. once told me youve got to play your hand
Sometimes your cards aint worth a dime, if you dont layem down,

Sometimes the lights all shinin on me;
Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been.

What in the world ever became of sweet jane?
She lost her sparkle, you know she isnt the same
Livin on reds, vitamin c, and cocaine,
All a friend can say is aint it a shame?

Truckin, up to buffalo. been thinkin, you got to mellow slow
Takes time, you pick a place to go, and just keep truckin on.

Sittin and starin out of the hotel window.
Got a tip theyre gonna kick the door in again
Id like to get some sleep before I travel,
But if you got a warrant, I guess youre gonna come in.

Busted, down on bourbon street, set up, like a bowlin pin.
Knocked down, it gets to wearin thin. they just wont let you be, oh no.

Youre sick of hangin around and youd like to travel;
Get tired of travelin and you want to settle down.
I guess they cant revoke your soul for tryin,
Get out of the door and light out and look all around.

Sometimes the lights all shinin on me;
Other times I can barely see.
Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip its been.

Truckin, Im a goin home. whoa whoa baby, back where I belong,
Back home, sit down and patch my bones, and get back truckin on.
Hey now get back truckin home.

The classic, iconic masterpiece.

Enjoy : )

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Booker T. & The MG’s – Time Is Tight (Live, 1970)

Published on Feb 2, 2011

Rare clip from a concert that starred Creedence Clearwater Revival. Seen offstage are John Fogerty, Doug Clifford (w/beard), and Stu Cook (w/glasses).

I have always loved this.

Never know what you’re gonna get round here!

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Black Oak Arkansas – Jim Dandy – [original STEREO]

MusicMike’s “Flashback Favorites”
Published on Aug 8, 2012

Black Oak Arkansas Was Originally Formed In 1965 And Were Known Then As “The Knowbody Else”. In 1970, They Changed Their Name To Black Oak Arkansas After Signing With ATCO Records. Their “Southern Fried Rock” Style Reached The Height Of It’s Popularity During The 1970’s With The Release Of 10 Charting Albums. In Late 1973, The Band Released Their 5th LP Titled “High On The Hog” Which Included “Jim Dandy” And Featured The Raspy Voices Of Both “Jim “Dandy” Mangrum And Ruby Starr. “Jim Dandy Was A Remake Of An Original 1957 Hit By LaVerne Baker. It Did Well For The Band, Reaching #23 On The Billboard “Hot 100” In Late 1973 And Into Early 1974.Introduction By Top 40 Hit Radio “I-100” From Daytona Beach, Florida

Another Joe Bonamassa suggestion! Whee!

Different vid of the mighty Arkansans, though, cuz Joe’s pick only had the left channel. Strange. Freaked me out, started checkin’ my rig ‘n’ shit…

Link to Joes store…

If you could help me it’d be incredible… PayPalMe/IgnatiusFMakarevich

Weirdness is rulin’ tonight.

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Whiskey Talkin

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band
Published on Feb 2, 2016

Whiskey Talkin’ is a song off The Sequel Album by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band, Available almost everywhere digital music is sold but always cheaper directly from us at If you like what you hear please subscribe to this channel and like us then visit our website for our Free EP http://markstoneandthedirtycountryban… enter an email on the right above the social icons

A great rockin’ song and the old time cowboy fightin’ movie is just perfect.

Diggin’ it.

She Likes Dixie Lyric Video by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band
Published on Jan 11, 2016

She Likes Dixie is a song off The Sequel Album by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band, Available almost everywhere digital music is sold but always cheaper directly from us at If you like what you hear please subscribe to this channel and like us then visit our website for a free EP


We’re going out tonight hop in in my truck
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
One hand on the Stick and your luck
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
Come over here now and let her Buck
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
She likes Big Dixie when we truck
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie

4 on the floor watch how you handle this
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
Gotta tight little clutch and she’s good with a stick
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
push the accelerator down & get there real quick
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
There ain’t a hard problem that she can’t lick
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie

Nice and slow until she’s ready to go
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie

Fast as hell when she starts to yell
She likes Dixie, She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie
She likes Dixie

She sure sounds like someone I could’ve gotten along real well with back in the day… too late now!


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Mudder Trucker by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band @Riverbendfest 2018

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band
Published on May 13, 2018

This video is about Mudder Trucker by Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band and Riverbendfest 2018. Get your tickets now. for Aug.24-25 Music, Camping and Beer

Mark got a hold of me on twitter and we’re followin each now other after some nice introductions. He thought I might dig his band – and he thought right! So I figure the best thing to do is to post some songs, eh!

Rockin’ good power-packed Country goodness … I’m diggin’ it.

Kickin Up Dust Official Lyric Video

Mark Stone and the Dirty Country Band
Published on Mar 24, 2017

This is the official Lyric Video for Kickin Up Dust off of the Trifecta release always available directly from us or right now on Spotify… We’d Love if you liked this video and shared it some one who you think might like our music. Connect with us via email and we’ll email you an exclusive EP download

This one’s got some oomph to it, too! You’ll hear, y’hear?

Hope you like it as much as I do!

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PETER GREEN FLEETWOOD MAC Live in Boston MA 1970 (Volume 3)

Published on Oct 19, 2011

“Jumping at Shadows” (Bennett)
“Sandy Mary” (Green)
“If You Let Me Love You” (B. B. King)
“Loving Kind” (Kirwan)
“Coming Your Way” (Kirwan)
“Madison Blues” (James)
“Got to Move” (James)
“The Sun Is Shining” (James)
“Oh Baby” (James)
“Tiger” (Ollie Jones)
“Great Balls of Fire” (Jack Hammer, Otis Blackwell)
“Tutti Frutti” (Joe Lubin, Penniman, Dorothy LaBostrie)
“On We Jam” (Green, Kirwan, Spencer, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood)

Well, what can one say when the Lord God’s band plays?

Savor every note.

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New Grass Revival – Barren County (Full Album)

Published on Apr 1, 2017

Barren County full album New Grass Revival. 1979

Sam Bush – mandolin, John Cowan – bass, Courtney Johnson – banjo, Curtis Burch – guitar, featuring: Kenny Smith, Kenny Malone, Bill Kenner.

1) Dancin’ With The Angels 0:00

2) In The Plan 4:02

3) How About You 7:08

4) Crazy In The Night 11:17

5) Don’t Look Back 14:53

6) Spring Peepers 19:37

7) Souvenir Bottles 23:03

8) Going To The Fair 28:54

9) Lee Highway Blues 34:07

Gosh, man, I haven’t heard these guys in ages!

Thank God for astute uploaders of excellent taste.

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Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band – Ragged But Right (Full Album)

Published on Mar 26, 2014

1. Ragged But Right (00:30)

2. Short Life Of Trouble (04:55)

3. I Ain’t Never (08:44)

4. Trouble In Mind (12:43)

5. Drifting With The Tide (18:21)

6. Band Introductions (21:50)

7. Deep Elem Blues (23:37)

8. Rose Lee McFall (30:36)

9. Two Soldiers (33:58)

10. If I Lose (38:36)

11. Bright Morning Star (41:25)

12. Goodnight Irene (43:57)

13. It’s A Long, Long Way (To The Top Of The World) (51:15)

14. Drifting To Far From The Shore (55:08)

15. Turtle Dove (1:00:40)

Ragged but Right is the second live album by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band. It was recorded in October and December 1987 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles, and the Warfield Theater in San Francisco. It was released on November 16, 2010, twenty-two years after the band’s first album, Almost Acoustic.

Garcia on guitar and vocals, David Nelson of the New Riders of the Purple Sage on guitar and vocals, and Sandy Rothman on mandolin, dobro, banjo, and vocals — plus long-time Garcia collaborator John Kahn on acoustic bass, Kenny Kosek on fiddle, and David Kemper on snare drum.

Oh, dear Lord, my heart’s a-swingin’ and my Soul’s a-smilin.’

I miss this stuff so bad…

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David Grisman Quintet – 10.23.77 – Santa Cruz, CA

Published on Apr 9, 2014

01 Opus 12 00:00

02 Japan 03:20

03 Dawg Patch 06:58

04 Pneumonia 10:54

05 Cedar Hill 17:57

06 Swing 51 22:01

07 Band Introductions 27:14

08 Minor Swing 29:48

09 Barkley’s Bug 33:52

10 Spain 37:09

11 Blue Midnight 44:22

12 Move 48:03

13 Thailand 52:34

14 Dawg’s Bull 01:05:05

15 Limehouse Blues 01:08:07

Oh the diversity! Oh the talent! Oh the Joy!

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David Grisman -Acousticity (Full Album)

Published on Oct 24, 2016

David Grisman Acousticity album 1985

1) Acousticity 0:00

2) Dancin’ 3:58

3) Brazillian Breeze 8:20

4) Blue Sky Bop 12:50

5) Dawgalypso 17:40

6) Tango For Django 21:35

7) Ricochet 24:42

8) New Monia 27:03

9) Pamela 33:30

The Quartet – David Grisman, Rob Wasserman, Jim Buchanan, Jon Sholle, Hal Blaine

Simply delicious! Dawg is just so good and this quartet is fantastic.

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Old & In The Way Reunion “Land of the Navajo”

Published on Dec 31, 2008

Old & In The Way was a bluegrass super group of the 70’s (1973-1974)that included Jerry Garcia, Peter Rowan, Vassar Clements and David Grisman. [And John Kahn! -Ed.] This reunion concert had Herb Pedersen replacing the late Jerry Garcia (banjo) and Bryn Bright on the bass. The reunion concert released the “Old and In The Gray” CD in 2002.

The original band is entwined so deeply in my Heart and Soul that it is one with it. Legendary musicians. And this reunion band is just super, the new guys fit like a glove and they really nail it. The long instrumental is gorgeous… and Vassar… OMG, the best violinist ever in the history of the world, man… he has passed now, too. Let’s just say that Vassar is deeply embedded within my Heart and Soul and I miss him so.

I need to seriously get back into this stuff … bluegrass … this music is where my Soul feels right.


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Country Gentlemen – Bringing Mary Home

Published on Jan 6, 2009

Classic Country Gentlemen Reunion at Woodstock 1992

Tears streamin’ down my face… like always.A bit of Forteana in your bluegrass is a beautiful thing.

And my long-time heroes do it so well, don’t they? Man, they are good. Always have been.

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The Seldom Scene 1979 – Rider (Bluegrass)

Published on Dec 16, 2007

Members of the 1979 Seldom Scene: John Duffey (Mandolin), Ben Eldridge (Banjo), Mike Auldridge (Dobro), Phil Rosenthal (Guitar), & Tom Gray (Bass)

I am dedicating this post to my dear friends Barbara and the late John Bisset… who actually know these boys personally.

Seldom Scene – Wait a Minute – 1996

Published on Nov 16, 2008

John Duffey sings lead on this clip from 1996 at the Festival of the Bluegrass in Lexington, KY

I have a special place in my heart for these boys… I don’t know, they can just reach right in there, you know?


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Down to seeds and stems again blues – Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen

Published on Oct 28, 2010

Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen……………………………………Down to seeds and stems again blues

Yep. This song has always been in the soundtrack of my life. Mostly the seeds and stems part. But the general feel… oh yeah.

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NRPS – Glendale Train

Published on May 30, 2011

song about a robbery of a train

I bet this uploader is very young. Whether or not that’s true doesn’t matter I think it’s wonderful to have new blood in the world of the Dead. I wonder if he or she knows the full name of the band? Not being awful, I am just enjoying the wonder of youthful disvoery. If my feeling is right, that is.

NRPS – Friend of The Devil

Published on May 30, 2011

Good version of a good Grateful Dead song

I wonder too if he or she knows that this fantastic band is a direct spin off of the Dead and that Jerry Garcia played on stage and in the studio on many of the songs, usually on steel guitar? Oh, bless you, Istofn!

I salute you and thank you kindly for keeping the goodness alive!

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This just in!

Guitar Player magazine

A Young Eric Clapton Delivers the Goods for Aretha Franklin in 1967

22-year-old Eric Clapton delivers the goods on an Aretha Franklin classic.

8 hours ago


In December 1967, while he was still a member of Cream, 22-year-old British guitar phenom Eric Clapton was brought into a recording studio in the U.S. and asked to add a guitar part to Franklin’s powerful “Good to Me As I Am to You.”

It represents Clapton’s first official American recording session as a “famous guest guitarist” lending his skills—and, to some degree, his name—to someone else’s recording. That’s Clapton’s guitar—we assume it’s a Gibson of some sort—in the left speaker; note that you might have to turn it up a bit for the full effect.

“Good to Me As I Am to You” was released January 1968 on Franklin’s Lady Soul album. Other musicians on the track include Spooner Oldham (organ), Tommy Cogbill (bass) and Roger Hawkins (drums). Enjoy!

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You

Trip Hop Universe
Published on Mar 27, 2012

Aretha Franklin – Good to Me as I Am to You album: lady soul (1968)

Who knew?! The awesomeness knows no bounds…

Not a one.

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Maynard Ferguson – Birdland

Published on Jul 31, 2008

Walter Maynard Ferguson, best know for his extreme high register control on trumpet, was a Canadian jazz trumpet player and bandleader. Born in Verdun, Quebec (now part of Montreal) Maynard by the age of four was playing piano and violin but at 9 years of age he switched to cornet. At age thirteen, Maynard first soloed as a child prodigy with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Orchestra and was heard frequently on the CBC, notably featured on a “Serenade for Trumpet in Jazz” written for him by Morris Davis. Maynard won a scholarship to the French Conservatory of Music where he studied from 1943 through 1948 with Bernard Baker. Maynard dropped out of Montreal High School at age 15 to more actively pursue a music career, performing in dance bands led by Stan Wood, Roland David, and Johnny Holmes. During this period, Maynard came to the attention of numerous American bandleaders and began receiving offers to come to the United States. Maynard moved to the United States in 1949 and initially played with the bands of Boyd Raeburn, Jimmy Dorsey, and Charlie Barnet. The Barnet band was notable for a trumpet section that also included Doc Severinsen, Ray Wetzel, Johnny Howell, and Rolf Erickson. When Barnet temporarily retired in 1949 and disbanded his orchestra, Maynard was free to accept an offer to join Stan Kenton’s newly formed Innovations Orchestra, a 40-piece jazz concert orchestra with strings. While the Innovations Orchestra was not commercially successful, it made a number of remarkable recordings, including “Maynard Ferguson,” one of a series of pieces named after featured soloists. When Kenton returned to a more practical 19-piece jazz band, Maynard continued with him. So popular was Maynard with Kenton that for three years running, 1950, 1951, and 1952, he won the Down Beat Readers’ Poll as best trumpeter. In 1953, Maynard left Kenton to become a first-call session player for Paramount Pictures. Ferguson appeared on 46 soundtracks including The Ten Commandments. Ferguson still recorded jazz during this period, but his Paramount contract prevented him from playing jazz clubs. While he enjoyed the regular paycheck, Ferguson was very unhappy with the lack of live performance opportunities and left Paramount in 1956. In 1956, Maynard was tapped to lead the Birdland Dream Band, a 14-piece big band formed by Morris Levy as an “all-star” lineup to play at Levy’s Birdland jazz club in New York City. While the name “Birdland Dream Band” was short-lived and is represented by only two albums, this band became the core of Maynard’s performing band for the next nine years. Following the path taken by many jazz artists in the 1960s, Ferguson left the United States. Feeling that he needed a period of spiritual exploration. Maynard formed a new band and it made its North American debut in 1971. Maynard latched on to the burgeoning jazz education movement by recruiting talented musicians from colleges with jazz programs and targeting young audiences with performances and master classes in high schools. This practical and strategic move helped him develop a strong following that would sustain him for the remainder of his career. In 1988, Maynard formed the group Big Bop Nouveau, a nine-piece band featuring three trumpets, one trombone, two reeds and a three-piece rhythm section. The band’s repertoire included original jazz compositions and modern arrangements of jazz standards, with occasional pieces from his ’70s book and the Birdland Dream Band; this format proved to be successful with audiences and critics. In 1992, he was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame. Just days after completing a weeklong run at New York’s Blue Note and recording a studio album in New Jersey, Maynard developed an abdominal infection that resulted in kidney and liver failure. Ferguson died on the evening of August 23, 2006 at the Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California.

Maynard gives Birdland a whirl… and it is good. Of course! My cuz played bass with Maynard for a good while.

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Joe South – Coming Down All Alone (brilliant song!)

Published on Jun 14, 2016

At last one of Joe South’s best songs has been uploaded on Youtube. The song is the opening track on his 1972 album ”A Look Inside”. (I didn’t have access to the original vinyl album or CD release when I uploaded the song, but I hope this sounds OK anyway.)

An insight into the aftermath of addiction and the tragedy thtat rips lives apart. Very powerful. Joe was such a brilliant man. He moved upstairs way too soon.

Dig it.

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“Games People Play” – Joe South – 1969

Published on Feb 24, 2007

Make sure to visit

There is also a page on “The Games People Play” that has some great info on the song. The lyrics below are from that site:…)

“Games People Play” is a song written, composed and performed by singer/song-writer Joe South. In 1968, the song was released on Joe’s debut album: Introspect. It won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1970. The song has been covered by Jerry Lee Lewis, Tesla, The Georgia Satellites, Big Tom and The Mainliners, Bill Haley and His Comets, The Tremeloes, Johnny Johnson & the Bandwagon, Ike and Tina Turner, Dreadzone, Hank Williams Jr., Inner Circle as well as others. It was also mentioned in the Brian Wilson song “Games Two Can Play” from his unreleased album Adult Child.

Noteably, in Singapore circa 1969, an instrumental version showed-up on a single by The White Crane Orchestra. The reggae band Inner Circle also released a cover version which was quite popular in Europe for a while in the mid-90s. In 2006, it was covered by Jools Holland on his album Moving Out to the Country with guest vocalist Marc Almond. The Scottish singer, Dick Gaughan, covered it on his album A Different Kind of Love Song.

Whoa–the games people play now.
Every night and every day now.
Never meanin’ what they say now.
Never sayin’ what they mean.

While they wile away the hours
in their ivory towers,
’till they’re covered-up with flowers
in the back of a black limousine.


La, da, da da, da-da da;
La, da, da da, da-da de…
talkin’ ’bout you-n-me
and the games people play–now.

Whoa we make one another cry,
break a heart then we say goodbye;
cross our hearts and we hope to die
that the other was to blame.

But neither one will ever give-in,
so we gaze at an eight-by-ten
thinkin’ ’bout the things that might have been
and it’s a dirty rotten shame.


People walkin’-up to ya,
singin’ glory hallelujah
‘n’ they’re tryin’ ta sock it to ya,
in the name of the Lord.

They’re gonna teach you how to meditate,
read your horoscope, cheat your fate.
And furthermore to Hell with hate
Come-on and get-on board.


Look-around tell me what you see.
What’s a-happenin’ to you and me?
God grant me the serenity to jus’ remember who I am.

’cause you’ve given-up your sanity
for your pride and your vanity,
turn your back on humanity;
Oh and you don’t give a da da da da da.

[Chorus x 3]

-Joe South

I loved it then… I love it even more now. Still 100% true and relevant.

I have never heard anything by the late Joe South that I didn’t like. Rest In Peace, Sir.

A brilliant singer/songwriter and guitarist, who was so terribly underrated. He did great session work, too, check the credits on Chain of Fools by Aretha.

Dig it.

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She’s moved upstairs. Nice write up with her background history at Ultimate Classic Rock.


Aretha Franklin, the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has died according to the Associated Press. The cause of death was advanced pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

A canny ability to blend soaring gospel and soul-deep R&B, city attitude with country values, gritty feminism and stark emotion transformed Franklin into a towering figure in popular music. “No one can copy her,” Jerry Wexler, Franklin’s legacy-defining Atlantic Records producer, memorably argued. “She’s all alone in her greatness.”

Chain Of Fools

Aretha Franklin – Topic
Published on Feb 9, 2017

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group

Chain Of Fools · Aretha Franklin

Aretha’s Gold ℗ 1968 Atlantic Recording Corp.

Acoustic Guitar: Jimmy Johnson
Backing Vocals: Ellie Greenwich
Backing Vocals: Erma Franklin
Backing Vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
Bass Guitar: Tommy Cogbill
Drums: Roger Hawkins
Guitar: Joe South
Organ: Spooner Oldham
Piano, Vocals: Aretha Franklin
Producer: Jerry Wexler
Arranger: Alex Shaw
Writer: Don Covay

Auto-generated by YouTube.

Hey! She’s bringin’ Soul to all them Souls!

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“So Near To Nowhere” from Rough Cut by Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager.

Released: 2018. Track 2 of 13.

Six original songs imbued with the spirit of the blues’ greatest traditions and seven vibrant takes on classic tunes by Elmore James, Muddy Waters, Son House and more.  From front porch acoustic finger-picking to swaggering Chicago shuffles and dark, swampy blues, Curtis and Alan play with the joy of kids in a candy store, delighting in the rich, captivating legacy of the blues.


Curtis Salgado’s earth-shaking vocals and forceful harmonica playing have been devastating audiences around the world for over 30 years. Alan Hager’s guitar expertise has been wowing fellow musicians from his hometown of Portland, Oregon and beyond for decades. Hager has been jamming with Salgado since 2003, and joined his band full-time in 2015. “Alan is the best player in the business, unlike anybody else,” Salgado says.

Together, the two blues fans and friends took time out of their busy touring schedule to record Rough Cut, a stripped-down album featuring a potent mix of newly written, timeless originals and carefully chosen blues covers. “We did it for the love of the music,” says Salgado. “This is where our hearts are. These are deep songs that we love to play.”

With Curtis’ inspired singing and world-class harmonica playing and Alan’s spellbinding guitar, Rough Cut is the album Salgado and Hager have always wanted to make together—soulful, sparse, haunting—a blues lover’s dream come true. The music is a moving exploration of the joyful, emotionally uplifting power of passionately played and soulfully sung acoustic blues, the music Hager calls “American Classical.” “This type of music moves us the most,” says Salgado. “You believe it when you hear it.”

Wonderfully wonderful. Oh my, yes,

Dig it.

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Andrew Sisters – Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (V-Disc 1941)

Published on Jan 7, 2016

A very youthful looking Andrews Sisters performing Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy V-disc for U.S. military overseas personnel, WWII era. Circa 1941. Their casual appearance makes them look quite attractive by today’s standards. Particularly Maxene (on the right) with her hair up. Alas most of their career they had heavily permed 40’s hairstyles of the day, not unattractive by any stretch, but reminded me a bit too much of my grandmother.

Oh do I adore these three ladies… from a tiny baby boy right up to now as a decrepit old phart.

They were and remain, in a word — perfect.

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Canned Heat – Going Up The Country

Brian Matthews
Published on Feb 25, 2012

Canned Heat – Going Up The Country


I’m going up the country, baby don’t you wanna go
I’m going up the country, baby don’t you wanna go
I’m going to some place where I’ve never been before

I’m going, I’m going where the water tastes like wine
I’m going where the water tastes like wine
We can jump in the water, stay drunk all the time

I’m gonna leave this city, got to get away
I’m gonna leave this city, got to get away
All this fussing and fighting, man, you know I sure can’t stay

Now, Baby, pack your leaving trunk, you know we got to leave today
Just exactly where we going I can not say
But we might even leave the U.S.A.
‘Cause it’s a brand new game, and I don’t want to play

No use of you running or screaming and crying
‘Cause you got a home as long as I’ve got mine

Truly wonderful and truly a classic. It neatly said what so many of us were thinking. And in many ways still are…

Canned Heat – Let’s Work Together

Published on Oct 29, 2009

Die komplette Beat Club-Folge mit diesem Auftritt im iTunes Store erhältlich!… Canned Heat mit ihrer Wilbert Harrison Coverversion “Let’s Work Together” live im Beat Club am 30.01.1970! Der Song stammt von dem Album “Future Blues” und wurde in Europa als Single zur Begleitung der damaligen Tournee veröffentlicht. Er entwickelte sich zum einzigen von Bob “The Bear” Hite gesungenen Top Ten-Hit der Band. Gleichzeitig ist dies einer der letzten Liveauftritte mit Gitarrist/ Sänger Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson, der am 03.09.1970 an einer Überdosis Tabletten starb.

Another great live performance by Canned Heat at the Beat Club. This time on their European tour 1970. The song is taken from the album “Future Blues”, released as a single in Europe and the only Top Ten-Hit for a Canned Heat title sang by Bob “The Bear” Hite. It’s also one of the last performances with Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson who died a few months later of a tablet overdose at age 27.

Oh, man, those were the days… the days when we thought we could fix all the evil in the world. We found out different, but damn, we had some marvelous minstrels.

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Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman [1967]

Published on Jan 19, 2011

Aretha Franklin – (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman / Song written by Gerry Goffin, Carole King & Jerry Wexler / Album: Lady Soul (1967)

A beautiful and all too brief song rendered like no other by a totally real and totally natural woman.

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Aretha Franklin – Respect [1967] (Original Version)

Published on Oct 17, 2008

Aretha Franklin – Respect
Song written by Otis Redding
Album: I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You [1967]


(oo) What you want
(oo) Baby, I got
(oo) What you need
(oo) Do you know I got it?
(oo) All I’m askin’
(oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain’t gonna do you wrong while you’re gone
Ain’t gonna do you wrong (oo) ’cause I don’t wanna (oo)
All I’m askin’ (oo)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I’m about to give you all of my money
And all I’m askin’ in return, honey
Is to give me my propers
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

—— instrumental break ——

Ooo, your kisses (oo)
Sweeter than honey (oo)
And guess what? (oo)
So is my money (oo)
All I want you to do (oo) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

Find out what it means to me
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin’ (just a little bit)
You’re runnin’ out of foolin’ (just a little bit)
And I ain’t lyin’ (just a little bit)
(re, re, re, re) ‘spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I’m gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

It was heartbreaking learning this morning that this magical, magnificent woman is gravely ill and not expected to make it much longer. Thank God she is surrounded by her family and friends.

She is a Hero of Heroes and has inspired so many, myself included. Oh, Lord, another treasure is moving upstairs. Thank God we will always have her art to comfort us and make us happy.

Love You, Dear Heart!

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Soul Makossa – Manu Dibango (Original)

Published on Dec 31, 2015

Soul Makossa meaning: “I will dance.”
The lyrics are written phonetically and not in the actual language intended.

Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa
Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa
Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa

Heyyyy soul makoosa……..Su maiyea
Heyyyy soul makoosa……..Atteele

Heyyyy soul makoosa……..Mosoma Mosoma
Heyyyy soul makoosa……..coma coma coma coma coma coma coma coma coma coma coma

Tunga debo ombo e tunga nailso makosa

anaamoona sisi aooo yasal makosa

amona yeayea amona yeayea coma saou makosa

Tunga tunga umbo te tunga nesa makosa


Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa
Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa
Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa
Mama ko mama sa maka makoosa

Vido…he he


Heyyyy soul makoosa…… Makine
Heyyyy soul makoosa……Mangola wakina

Heyyyy soul makoosa……MOSAMA!
Heyyyy soul makoosa…………ynot domo

mmmmm hmmmm Tunga tunga umbo te tunga nesa makosa now

makoosa makoosa makoosa makoosa makoosa Bathaso mosoon

Yonse yonse batha yonse makoosa

Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa

Heyyyy soul makoosa………..Ahfray way bali de salinglay makoosa
Heyyyy soul makoosa………..Mondiday oak amoon oohenga akyeah
Heyyyy soul makoosa………..Nadamo ahne money money
Heyyyy soul makoosa………..Musik ohano amoo

SONG FACTS: A native of Cameroon, Manu Dibango has enjoyed a long career as a musician and songwriter, developing a fusion of Jazz and African musical styles. This song which was released in 1972, came early in Dibango’s career, and was introduced to American listeners by the legendary New York City radio DJ Frankie Crocker on FM’s WBLS radio station.

This song made the US Top 40 only briefly, but later became notable for 2 reasons. The first is its refrain, “Ma-ma-se, ma-ma-sa, ma-ma-kossa,” which Michael Jackson borrowed for his 1983 hit “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” but without Dibango’s permission. Dibango eventually reached an out-of-court settlement with Jackson over the lyrics. The second reason is the genré, and the pop culture phenomenon, that the song set in motion.

“Soul Makossa” was so popular as a dance song that its style began to be emulated and further developed by American dance musicians – and eventually took on a life of its own. As a result, this is now widely regarded as the first Disco record.

This video is for entertainment only, and great for exercise dancing. The dance sequences in this video are the property of others on youtube which I downloaded in order to create more entertainment for this fabulous song instead of just an album cover.

Please contact AquarielCharm if you want your dances removed.…

“Earth Dance South Africa”
(Metalgirlkatie channel)

“Best dance moves of all time
(African school kids dance)2014.” (Dettol Tracks channel)

“Comedians dancing to MARIAROZA by EDDY KENZO.”
(Eddy Kenzo channel)

“Ghetto Kids Dancing Follow Hanson Baliruno DjDinTV.”
(DjDinTV Uganda Music Videos channel)

“Zaouli African Dance Funny Mix”
(Corpusluminis channel)

Thank you for the best entertainment! And thank you the viewers for watching and comments!!
Much Love – AC

I do so love this song… regulars know. I you search it you’ll find it posted more than once but this is now and I needed to post it, I needed to hear it!

I have always been a different sort of nin, but this does something to me inside. It is wonderful.

Props to the OP for the lyrics and the info… I had not heard that MJ had stolen those lines. Naughty!

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Ricci and The Tic Tac Toes
Reggae • Los Angeles, CA
Artist Profile »

We are a reggae band out of Venice, CA. Jah Love #spreadthemessage326 Ricci – Singer/Songwriter, Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar Robert Dows – Producer/Engineering and Rhythm Guitar/Backup Vocals Stefano Bonzi – Engineering/Flute Greg Rice – Bass/Guitar Christo Pellani – Drums/Percussion Gary DeLeone – Lead Guitar Alanna Vicente – Back up Vocals
Full Bio »

More at Reverbnation! Ricci sent me this song last week in the hopes that I might like it, which I most certainly do… it’s light and upbeat and a nice song to help one feel a little better on any day.

See if you agree, eh…

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Kenny Chesney – While He Still Knows Who I Am – An Alzheimer’s Tribute

Published on Jul 1, 2012

In November 2011, my father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. From that day forward, I was determined he would not forget me … or I him. Kenny Chesney’s While He Still Knows Who I Am is exactly where I am right now, unscripted. A tribute to all who are living with and dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.

Oh Lord, more tears for another beautiful song. All the same feelings. My dad… I think he was catching it but he rejected me for the last three years so I spent that time in anguish wondering why and then a broken hip took him from us. Oh God I just want to die. Maybe then I could ask him… why.



Published on Apr 12, 2017

Get “Blank Stares”, now available on iTunes:


My name is Jay Allen. I’m a country music artist and songwriter signed to Sony/ATV in Nashville, TN.

My mom has early onset Alzheimer’s, and at the age of only 52, she’s now showing signs of stage 6. It’s something that has affected my family deeply, something that we can’t escape, and it brings me to my knees most days.

I grew up in small town rural Iowa with mom(Sherry), dad(Joe), and my two baby sisters(Cassie and Amber). We didn’t have a lot, but our parents always seemed to find a way, sometimes working 2-3 jobs each to make sure we had enough. Looking back, it was a humbling childhood, but what I think affected me most was my mother’s affection and selflessness towards all of us. She always put her children first, no matter what the sacrifice. If we wanted some stupid toy for Christmas, she would work the overtime or pick up an extra shift. She didn’t care what it took, she just wanted us to be happy.

When I was in middle school, I remember asking my mom what she would change to make her life better if she could go back in time.

Her response was, “I wouldn’t change a thing. I was made to be a good mom. I live for you kids.”

Now that I’m older, I hold onto those words as I watch this horrible disease steal away a beautiful woman. Sometimes I want to yell at God when I hear her stumble through a simple sentence, or when I look at her and feel like she’s not even there anymore. It makes me so mad, and it kills me that I can’t fix it. But then there are the moments of hope, when dad brings her to visit Nashville and we dance all night at The Sutler…or when she grins and taps her foot to the live music…or when I wrap my arms around her, and she takes a deep breath and says, “I’ve missed you, Jay.”

Her words, the good memories, and the moments of joy – that’s what I hold onto.

As a songwriter and up-and-coming artist, I feel that I have an obligation to be a positive role-model, and to also give back by utilizing the gifts that God has blessed me with. In realizing the importance of this, I finally found the courage to write a song about my experience, called “Blank Stares”. My vision is that this song will raise awareness, bring hope to those affected, and most importantly, become a weapon in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

So please, download your copy of “Blank Stares” today, share, and dream with me. Music is powerful. Let’s do something with it.

With all my heart,
Jay Allen


Written by Jay Allen and Jason Nix
Music produced by Jason Nix
Video produced by Steve Freeman

© Sony/ATV Music Publishing

I need to listen to this again. Maybe a couple more times. It sounded great, but I didn’t really hear it as I was crying my eyes out.

For over a decade my life was devoted to full time for my aunt who was taken by this incredibly awful disease. Incredibly awful doesn’t adequately describe how frightening it is … especially for the person who has it. I did it 24/7 and gave up working. It was for love, it taught me so much about what love is and it was I think also to give some some atonement for my disgusting neglect of my mom as a teen and early twenties self-centered asshole. Mom was taken by Multiple Sclerosis starting when I was ten years old and I cry myself to sleep every night asking her forgiveness. We had her home till we physically couldn’t and lucked out into the only good nursing home in the state for her last ten years and I hardly ever visited. I was and am a sack of shit. It’s one of the reasons I long for death … it’s simply what I deserve. She was a beautiful mommy and so devoted to us it took your breath away. She even turned me on to Forteana.

Oh God help us all.



Joe Bonamassa Live Official – Lonesome Whistle Blues

Published on Jul 31, 2018


● Official Tickets ●

● Official Social Links ●

● Official Merchandise ●

Ooh, baby, this one’s got raw, biting POWER!

Whoo! Dig it!


Tony Sarno “Walkin’ Blues” (Official Audio)

Icehouse Records
Published on Jun 7, 2014

Tony Sarno “Blue Shadows” (Official Audio)

Icehouse Records

Published on Jun 7, 2014

Tony Sarno (and the Screamin Blue Demons). From the album “It’s a Blues Thing” available on iTunes here: – also available at Amazon MP3, Google Play and other digital sites.
Copyright: 1995 Icehouse Records.

“It’s a Blues Thing” is Tony’s debut album, recorded in seven days in May 1995 in Memphis, TN. Featuring the rock-solid rhythm section of Keith Christopher on bass and Gregg Morrow on drums with Paul Provost and Greg Reding on Hammond B3. Produced by Mark Maynard and Tony Sarno and engineered and mixed by Rusty McFarland. Hard-Rocking Blues and molten guitar directly from the home of the Blues.

Tony Sarno is an American singer and guitarist who has recorded numerous critically-acclaimed Rock and Blues albums. Tony has toured the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, Argentina, and Mexico with his band or as guitarist with David Clayton Thomas’ Blood Sweat and Tears, Dee Archer and Peter Tork. He has dozens of published songs and pieces written for TV and other broadcasts. Tony produced international releases Thunderhawks, Tony Sarno, Silent night, and co-produced Dee Archer’s Sooner or later and Tony Sarno & the screamin’ blue demons “It’s a blues thing”. He produces background music for CBS Sports and music for Big Fish Audio. He has shared numerous concert bills with B.B. King, as well as bills with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hall & Oates, Johnny Winter, and Little Feat. Tony has recorded for CBS/Holland, Icehouse/Priority, Marconi, and Bandwidth Records. His music appeared in the Craig Brewer film Poor & Hungry, and on the Masters of Blues CD compilation with Albert King, Buddy Guy, and the Allman Brothers Band.

Tony! My cuz!

Damn it has been so long since Ive seen him… since I was a kid, for Gods sake! It was torture last year when Tony had a private party at the Capitol in Port Chester and I couldnt go as I was still taking care of Clare and there was no one to help at night. Maybe this year, as shes in Heaven now…


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“Right Now Is The Hour” from Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here by Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio.
Released: 2018. Track 3 of 10.

This track was also downloaded from the wonderful folks at Alligator Records, the best Indie Blues label in the world.

Elvin has been around for a long time now and I must say he never fails to deliver Big Fun. I can’t for the life of me remember any tune that wasn’t!

Elvin and his Big Fun Trio-mates (Willy Jordan on cajon and vocals, Bob Welsh on guitar and piano) serve up a fresh new helping of their good ‘n’ greasy blues and R&B, highlighted by the title track, a comic State of the Union address as only the blues and Southern Rock legend can deliver.  Album includes four additional new originals, Big Fun Trio takes on Elvin’s Right Now Is The Hour, Jackie Wilson’s (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher, Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain and more.  “Deceptively loose but always tight…the raspy chuckle in Bishop’s singing and the sharp sting of his guitar are forceful and fresh, enduring and fun.” Fresh Air, NPR


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Headley Grange
Led Zeppelin rehearsal of
Early version of Stairway to Heaven
(Different phrasing and lyrics)

Early version of what would become Stairway to Heaven. Hauntingly beautiful

Led Zeppelin Headley Grange 1970 (home movie)

Mark Zep
Published on Apr 17, 2017

Home movie footage from Headley Grange

mama mia! never heard this or saw this before.

this is neat… just saw this on my tumblr feed and had to share with you all.

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