Tuesday, August 21, 2018

A Candle for Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018)

I am sure Aretha rests in sweet heavenly peace. She brought, through her voice, so much joy, consolation, elation, thoughtfulness in many a life. 
 Her music was part of my youth, and I will always love to remember both with all my heart. 

Rest in Peace !

Monday, May 7, 2018

Radio Raggedy Special Edition: Birthday Wishes Across the Big Pond ..

Songs from a great time my sister and I spent together dancing and being just young and happy!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter To Everyone

This is a very special Easter for me. My prayers, and those of my friends and family, have been answered.

Now, I hope and wish that others will be as lucky as I was. To all those waiting for relief from one problem or another, Desmond Dekker's advice is right on point.

Happy Easter!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Eddie Floyd — “Girl I Love You”

I was listening to some Youtube clips while preparing dinner, and I just got all happy when I came across Eddie Floyd’s “Girl I Love You.” That song just made me turn up the volume — I mean turn it   Uppppp!
The horn section, the easy guitar, the pleasant vocals ... what else do you need in a song?

Raggedy is quite happy!

Saturday, February 3, 2018

A Candle For Dennis Edwards

Another sad day. Sad enough, actually, for me to interrupt my “retirement” from blogging. Dennis Edwards is dead. Dennis Edwards, the Temptations’ lead singer with the most powerful voice, has passed.

There are so many well known songs he sang with and without the Tempts — and sang fantastically — but one of my all time favorites by him is from his solo album “Don’t Look Any Further.” Unfortunately, the instrumentation is, to be honest, pathetic. But Dennis’ voice makes up for all the shortcomings of a cheap production.

So, here’s my favorite Dennis Edwards song to say good-bye to one great singer whose voice brought so much joy to so many of us.

Thanks, Dennis! Rest in peace.

Friday, September 1, 2017

WRAG Radio Raggedy -- For Old Times Sake

It's been a long and eventful summer. The days all appeared to be in a hurry. They just had time enough to stop by for a quick "Hello!" And gone they were ...
The only thing that stayed and liked to linger was the music from back in the day. So, here is a new playlist of songs that belong to a time where time seemed to pass a little slower than it does nowadays.


For Your Precious Love -- Elgins
A Song For You -- Temptations (Louis lead)
You Forgot To Remember Me -- G.C. Cameron
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother -- Donny Hathaway
For Old Times Sake -- Dorothy Moore
Perfect Lover -- Double Exposure
Ocean of Thoughts and Dreams -- Dramatics
Got To Make A Comeback -- Eddie Floyd
Sweet Fools -- Essence
Let Somebody Love Me -- David Ruffin
Walls That Separate Our Love -- John Edwards
Until You Came Into My Life -- Ann Peebles


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ali Ollie Woodson

I was left speechless when I heard this recording by Ali Ollie. At first, I didn't quite believe it was really Ali singing, but when I heard his high notes, I knew it was him. Amazing how his voice aged to perfection.