....if you are a friend of Western Black music including jazz. The latest to perish is Teenie Hodges--the heart and soul, and wizard guitarist and songwriter, for many of The Memphis Sound's greatest works. NYTimes obit: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/26/arts/music/teenie-hodges-soul-guitarist-and-songwriter-dies-at-68.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEoEqww7MK4 << pithy interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82xHNmNL3rE << Memphis meets Yokohama...and it works well
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thv0ZX4-LuQ << Sweet dreams now, Brother--thanks for everything
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2MsF3sTftg << one of my fave songs, also brilliantly covered by Little Milton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4COG3z8KCiw
It is the measure of a strong song how well it it can be covered/ re-interpreted by so many different artists. Here's a an excellent example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ar2VHW1i2w and the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGD8aQ2GKr0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFbNESAySRM and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yC5s88Tvmxc << I asked before-- the singer is Hamish Stuart *. and the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqqAnjY2Rmo

* He's an Australian these days: http://www.hamishstuart.net/home << if he's playing, especially with Jon Cleary, you wanna be there.