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No Woman, No Cry – Bob Marley And The Wailers

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Classic Bob Marley. Couldn’t decide which version I prefer, so I posted both (second one is 12″ extended about 12 minutes). …. But, on balance I prefer the second version.

“No Woman, No Cry” is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song first became known in 1974 from the studio album Natty Dread. This studio version used a drum machine. The live version from the 1975 album Live! was released as a single and is the best known version; it was included on the greatest hits compilation Legend, and was recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London on July 17, 1975 as part of his Natty Dread Tour.

 

Source – Wikipedia

Photo Courtesy CC2.0Eddie Mallin

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Cheers

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Sex Machine 12″ – James Brown

Or more correctly – “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine”. Another oldie but classic. Video has been cleverly cut to match the audio, props to the video maker !

“Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine” is a song recorded by James Brown with Bobby Byrd on backing vocals. Released as a two-part single in 1970, it was a no. 2 R&B hit and reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

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Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations

Another oldie but classic. I think it’s an official release by Motown aka Universal Music

“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” is a song performed by Motown recording act the Undisputed Truth. It was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong in 1971, and released as a single in May 1972. It peaked at number 63 on the Pop Charts and number 24 on the R&B Charts. The song was included on the Undisputed Truth’s album Law of the Land (1973).

Later that year, Whitfield, who also produced the song, took “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and remade it as a 12-minute record for the Temptations, which was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards in 1973. While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, the Temptations’ version of the song has been an enduring and influential soul classic. It was ranked number 169 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, one of the group’s three songs on the list. In retrospect, the Temptations’ Otis Williams considers “Papa” to be the last real classic the group recorded (it would be the Temptations’ last number one hit and would win them their second and final Grammy Award in a competitive category).

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

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Green Onions – Booker T. And The M.G.’s

Another oldie but classic. It’s a live version, but a really nice live version, with video of band playing.

“Green Onions” is an instrumental composition recorded in 1962 by Booker T. & the M.G.’s. Described as “one of the most popular instrumental rock and soul songs ever”.

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Twenty Five Miles – Edwin Starr

Absolutely one of my favourite tunes of all time, in my top 5. Another oldie but classic.

I couldn’t decide which video had the best audio quality, but I think the second one – let me know in the comments which you prefer.

“Twenty-Five Miles” is a song written by Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, and Edwin Starr for Starr’s second album, 25 Miles (1969)

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German Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

I’ve added the German flag to my sidebar, as many German people visit my blog (almost 27000 views)

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Welcome and hello to all my German readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Dancing in the Street – Martha Reeves and the Vandellas

Another oldie but classic’ie, and one of my favourites. From an era where people were actually creative, and actually made really good music. Rather than bland reboots, rehashes, remixes and remakes (sorry, rant over).

This was the best video I could find, video and audio wise.

“Dancing in the Street” is a song written by Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter. (Wikipedia)

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South African Flag Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

A kind commenter reminded me the South African flag is missing from my sidebar, as I have nearly 9000 page views from South Africans.

You should definitely visit her site, there’s some beautiful photography – a gem amongst blogs :

Kavitha @ Sunshiny SA Site – Kavita Ramlal, Proudly South African – https://sunshinysasite.wordpress.com/about-kavita/

Lastly – welcome and hello to all my South African readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Philippine And Indian Flags Added To My Sidebar

I’m proud of my own flag – I assume others are too.

In my stats I noticed I get a lot of views (14422 page views) from people in the Philippines, so I’ve added Philippine flag to my sidebar

And my Indian readers are even more prolific (27198 page views) so I’ve added the Indian flag too.

So welcome and hello to all my Filipino and Indian readers, best wishes to you all. Thankyou for reading and visiting my blog.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Rent Party Rag by "Spider" John Koerner

Rent Party Rag by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 14 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Things Ain't Right by "Spider" John Koerner

Things Ain’t Right by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 13 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Hal C. Blake by "Spider" John Koerner

Hal C. Blake by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 12 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Baby, Don't Come Back by "Spider" John Koerner

Baby, Don’t Come Back by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 11 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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I Want To Do Something by "Spider" John Koerner

I Want To Do Something by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 10 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Need A Woman by "Spider" John Koerner

Need A Woman by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 9 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Delia Holmes by "Spider" John Koerner

Delia Holmes by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 8 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Ramblin' And Tumblin' by "Spider" John Koerner

Ramblin’ & Tumblin’ by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 7 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Shortnin' Bread by "Spider" John Koerner

Shortnin’ Bread by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 6 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf (+Photos !)

(Experimental)

After some hours of trying to make a still photo slideshow with ffmpeg, I gave up. Some of the features are missing on the Windows version, would probably have been easier using Linux.

So I used the inbuilt video editor in Windows 10 to take a bunch of still photos, add music courtesy Steppenwolf. Then finally added my watermark of DonCharisma.org with ffmpeg.

So, long story short – it’s some photos I took, with music 🙂 Experimenting with a different format for presenting my photos – rather than a long page of photos.

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Corrina by "Spider" John Koerner

Corrina by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 5 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Spider Blues by "Spider" John Koerner

Spider Blues by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 4 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Nice Legs by "Spider" John Koerner

Nice Legs by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 3 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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I Want To Be Your Partner by Spider John Koerner

I Want To Be Your Partner by “Spider” John Koerner

1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – I’m sharing the whole album, song everyday until the end of the ablum.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 2 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

(More info at Discogs)

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Good Luck Child by "Spider" John Koerner

Good Luck Child by “Spider” John Koerner

There was a couple of people who liked to hear some 1965 acoustic folk, one man and a guitar “blues” – So I thought I’d share the rest of the album.

Genre – Folk/Blues/Acoustic

Track 1 – From the album “Spider Blues” by “‘Spider’ John Koerner”, with “Tony Glover” on harmonica

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Just The Two Of Us – Bill Withers – Valentines Day Special

Sorry it’s a bit late, I only just thought of it, I’m terrible with dates …

No idea if this is the best or even the right photo for this, but I like the bohemian thing going on with the guys just chillaxin’ playing games on their smartphones.

So for a “diversity is  our strength” valentines day, I made this :

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Changing My Pronouns

In keeping with today’s theme (and my previous post) – NSFW in this case means “Not safe for woke”, so don’t worry, no profanity or nudity here, there is none. More creative writing and satire, than anything else.

Not sure how this works exactly, I did get a “B” in English after all. Perhaps I’m just #thick, and those three years at Uni could have been better spent with someone else going.

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“Honey For Nothing” – Guest Blogger – UnionHomeStead.com

UnionHomeStead and I had some chats recently. I visited them on my “day off” and really liked their blog. Sorry I don’t know all your names, and it’s no worries, in these days where privacy is rare 🙂 (Google and FaceBook I’m looking at you)

They are Kiwis from New Zealand, running a smallholding, growing their own food and raising their own animals (and kids and children !). All as ethically as they can.

Some concerns where expressed to me, about being a guest blogged (presumably because of exposure to 39000 followers) – but I promise it’s really nothing to worry about. I’d say 99% of those following are nice people, or at least the ones that I’ve had the privilege to converse with. WordPress.com is much friendlier social network than Twitter etc., kinda why I”m still here.

Hopefully, my guest blogging UnionHomeStead.com will bring them some more followers and friends. They are nice people, feel free to pay them a visit, say I sent you.


Honey for Nothing…

Having been asked to guest by The Charismatic One is both incredibly flattering and hugely terrifying. What to write was the number one concern because here is where we confess to being *whisper* utterly, completely, totally disjointed from the world around us. Well, perhaps that is overstating things a tad. Way back when the Homestead was but a twinkle in two bright-eyed kids visage, we were rather proud of being up with the play and in the know. We had some pretty set ideas on ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’ and we weren’t scared to scream ahem…speak them. In fairness, Maggie, Ron et al did give us plenty of fulminating fodder but we fumed with relish; waving our placards from our tiny piece of the planet. That is, right up until the little Homesteaders started along.

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Leak Humour And Country Flags (Water Filter Is Fixed BTW)

In response to my post about my leaky water filter (which is now fixed) – My friend and fellow blogger – who’s taking a break from blogging, and has been so kind in helping me, in my comments section, left me this comment today :

On a somewhat related note, when we first move into our house we started receiving calls all day from a waterproofing company who just would not take no for an answer. My wife, who worked night shift, got tired of the calls waking her up as she tried to sleep during the daytime.

 

Next time they called and asked if we had a problem with water leaking in the basement she responded, “Yes, we have a terrible problem. When it rains the water comes in and starts filling up the basement, but before it can get more than two feet deep it starts leaking out. Can they come out immediately and stop it? We just can’t get it deep enough to do any serious swimming.”

 

They never called back, but for a couple weeks afterwards she got nervous whenever someone came to the house, assured it was going to be the men in white coats coming to take her away.

 

Author – (c) 2020 The Modern Theologian

As I said they he is taking a break from blogging, so please bear that in mind if visiting his blog (I’ve linked to, because I always cite sources with links if possible).

And, the “And” part :

I’ve been slowly adding the flags of the countries of my commenters on my sidebar (as I’m proud of my own flag, I assume others are too). Just added Spain, Australia, Canada and Denmark. If I missed anyone please leave a comment which flag you want to see and I’ll add it for you.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Bang ! Last Night My Water Filter Died

I was working on my computer last night, and heard a bang from the kitchen. I rushed over to find water spewing everywhere. So I switched off the supply to the under-sink water filter system (the obvious source).

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Huawei – How To Pronounce ?

(That’s enough blogging for one day – time for some downtime)

No need to tell me the right answer, I’ve heard it on TV relating to UK 5G deal with Huawei.

But when I first saw the name on a phone in the phone shop … well … I tried to guess :

“Who are we”

“Who a wee”

“Who’re wee”

“Who way”

And then I’m joking with a friend, and I’m like

“Who the hell are we ?”

(It’s funnier if you try to pronounce it in English out loud)

Kind of ironic though, with the controversy surrounding the company, and then the UK government striking a deal with them, whilst the rest of the world don’t want to touch them with a barge pole.

Comments invited 🙂

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Don’s Day Out

After dealing with a troll issue – I needed a break from blogging today, so I’ve been out visiting all of the blogs who’ve added likes to my posts over the past week or so (thanks to you all). I’ve put some likes on your posts too, to pay it forward, “spread the love” so to speak.

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I always cheer up immensely if an attack is particularly wounding because I think, well, if they attack one personally, it means they have not a single political argument left.

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Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.

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Martin Solveig And Dragonette ft. Idoling – Big In Japan (Single Version)

Something a bit more upbeat for … because … I like it, dunno why, but I do …

The dog seemed to want to get photographed, even smiled for me 🙂 Could be a juxtapose or could be exactly the right photo, dunno. Suppose it’s subjective, beauty is said to be in the eye of the beholder.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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