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My Girl – The Temptations


Yesterday, I posted Otis Redding’s version of “My Girl” … Today, I’m posting The Temptations’ version from 1964.

Hope you like 🙂

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“My Girl” is a soul music song recorded by the Temptations for the Gordy (Motown) record label. Written and produced by the Miracles members Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song became the Temptations’ first U.S. number-one single, and is today their signature song. Robinson’s inspiration for writing this song was his wife, Miracles member Claudette Rogers Robinson. The song was included on the Temptations 1965 album The Temptations Sing Smokey. In 2018, it was selected for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or artistically significant.

Source – Wikipedia

 

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Cheers

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “Tajikistan Infection Prevention With Dr Umar”


This update from Dr John Campbell from less than 1 hour ago @ 30-Mar-2020 21:04 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Is This The End Of Social Justice? (Daisy Cousens)


Daisy popped up in my feed some time ago. She regularly speaks as an expert on mainstream TV, is a free speech advocate, and identity politics opponent. She’s one of the few dissident female voices I’ve found on YouTube – I follow her, not out of feminism or solidarity with women, but simply because she speaks common sense – it’s competence that counts to me, not what genitalia, race, religion etc.

To avoid the mental gymnastics in order to avoid a complete meltdown – I wouldn’t recommend her channel or this video for those who are on the socialist/communist side of the spectrum (don’t say I didn’t warn you.)

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein


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Quote of the day …

“Hard work keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.”

 

Helena Rubinstein

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 30-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell about 1 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 17:13 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Don Charisma Added To Bitchute


A Canadian friend of mine wasn’t able to watch a video I made on YouTube, I think because of their location. The copyright owner of the music had already taken any money earned (which I don’t care about), but Geo-limiting who can watch is a bit “pisch” as Scots would say, ie “bollocks” as British would say.

A video I tried to share of Italian doctor and nurse describing the heatbreaking situation in Italy, was taken down, I think by YouTube, because it didn’t fit the political narrative of the moderators. These kinds of messages whilst distressing, should be allowed. As far as I know it wasn’t “fake news”, I have seen other meltdowns of medical staff, working long shifts, with their lives in constant danger (Medical staff worldwide are under immense pressure) – this is real life, and IT IS IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST that the public know the truth. Not censored by the “wrong think”/”wrong speak” police.

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So, I’ve opened a BitChute account, which don’t do this kind of stuff (as far as I know). Kinda like YouTube used to be like for those of us that can remember 10 years back.

I don’t have any videos on my BitChute channel yet, as new channels have to go through some kind of approval system, before I (or you) can upload. It’s said to take 24-72 hours.

The primary purpose of opening the channel on BitChute is free speech. I believe people should be able to say what they want to say. Censoring for partisanship reasons, ie basically totalitarianism – is essentially the highway to hell – some seem to have forgotten lessons we learn’t under totalitarianism despot rule, in the present and not that distant past – Russia, Cambodia, China etc, and currently Venezuela. The death toll is said to be in the 100s of millions, people were murdered and some starved to death. If you need a reminder watch “The Killing Fields” or read George Orwell’s “1984”, and other works. Somewhat ironically, from what I understand Orwell was a leftist.

So, anyway, enough of my ramblings, I’m at :

https://www.bitchute.com/channel/doncharisma/

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And I’ve added the link to my small print below, and it will be there going forward.

Provided I do get approved, I’ll do my best to upload videos to both YouTube and BitChute and share both links.

Hope you and loved ones are safe, and stays that way during these awful times.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “George Galloway Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell about 5 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 15:00 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 732,000 Cases, 34,000 Dead, Turkey Approaches 10,000 Cases


This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 30-Mar-2020 14:51 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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The Britisher – The Week That Was – 29-Mar


“A roundup of some of the lesser news of the last week”

Most of you know by now the lamestream/fakestream media is almost rotten to the core, so …

The Britisher popped up in my feed some time ago. He posts weekly updates of the UK news/politics – so might be useful for expats who don’t want to be constantly monitoring events (or anyone else who wants a weekly catchup on mostly UK news/politics).

He’s a traditionalist, for want of a better word, maybe conservative ?. (ie Socialists/communists should probably avoid his channel, and this video, to avoid meltdowns).

Also, his videos seem to disappear, probably YouTube censorship – I think perhaps “politically correct” bias of YouTube moderators, which he’s mentioned before. So, I suggest if you want to watch, then watch this one soon.

As most of you know by now, I believe in free speech, politically correctness isn’t that. It’s a cornerstone of non-totalitarian democratic societies. If you need clarification, read my disclaimer below, before commenting.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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My Girl – Otis Redding


This time I decided to do my own video. Originally a Temptations song – Maybe I’ll post their version later.

I made the video myself – One of my first attempts at video editing, using the built in software in Windows 10 “Video Editor” – it’s OK, but I did have some issues (don’t use too many effects on one clip). Often other videos aren’t that well made – So I thought I’d try my hand at making my own. You can be the judge of whether I made a good job or not !

I like the idea of using the creative tools that are to hand for free, rather than forking out cash that I don’t have. And simple is good these days.

RIP Otis Redding.

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Enjoy !

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Candyman – Christina Aguilera


I recently posted Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by Andrews Sisters – seems that that song was one of Christina’s inspirations when writing this song. Wikipedia lists Candyman as Pop – Jazz – Swing.

For me I like the upbeat sound, and the modern’ish take on vintage music. The lyrics are a bit trashy, but that only adds to the appeal IMO (sorry puritanists and snowflakes).

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“Candyman” is a song recorded by American singer Christina Aguilera for the second disc of her fifth studio album, Back to Basics (2006). She co-wrote the song with its producer Linda Perry. “Candyman” was planned to be released as the second single from Back to Basics; however, RCA Records decided to release “Hurt” instead. Subsequently, the track was released in February 2007 as the third single from the album.

Christina Aguilera co-wrote “Candyman” with its producer Linda Perry. Jim McMillen played the trombone, while Ray Herrmann and Glen Berger performed the saxophone, and Chris Tedesco played the trumpet. Perry also played the piano, mellotron, bass, and served as the musical director. Nathan Wetherington played the drums. According to Aguilera and Perry, the song was a tribute to The Andrews Sisters’ 1941 song “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.” – Francesca Reigler


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Quote of the day …

“Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

 

Francesca Reigler

 

Hope you like it.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update, Part 2


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 18:22 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 29-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 16:22 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 670000 Cases, 30000 Dead: Some Should Prepare for Political Instability


This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 29-Mar-2020 11:39 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Respect – Aretha Franklin / Otis Redding


Another double musical whammy, straight from the Don Charisma playlist. Otis wrote the song, and later became a much bigger hit for Aretha.

Let me know in the comments which one you like best.

Aretha

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Otis

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“Respect” is a song written and originally released by American recording artist Otis Redding in 1965. The song became a 1967 hit and signature song for soul singer Aretha Franklin. The music in the two versions is significantly different, and through a few changes in the lyrics, the stories told by the songs have a different flavor. Redding’s version is a plea from a desperate man, who will give his woman anything she wants. He won’t care if she does him wrong, as long as he gets his due respect when he brings money home. However, Franklin’s version is a declaration from a strong, confident woman, who knows that she has everything her man wants. She never does him wrong, and demands his “respect”. Franklin’s version adds the “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” chorus and the backup singers’ refrain of “Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me…”.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.” – Alice Morse Earle


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Quote of the day …

“Every day may not be good… but there’s something good in every day.”

 

Alice Morse Earle

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “2nd Radio Ecoshock Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 18:40 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 28-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:50 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Coronavirus Update: 612000 Cases, 27000 Dead, 100000 US Cases, Hubei Riot, Mutations


This update from Styx from about 3 hours ago @ 28-Mar-2020 14:13 UK time.

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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Tramp – Otis Redding And Carla Thomas


Otis and Carla duet, fun, lighthearted sweet soul music.

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Otis Redding recorded “Tramp” as a duet with Carla Thomas for Stax Records. The song was first included on the joint album by Redding and Thomas, King & Queen (1967). Described as “playful” by Dahl, it was released as a single only months after Fulson’s. Credited to “Otis and Carla”, the duo’s version outsold Fulson’s original and peaked at number two on Billboard’s R&B and number 26 on the Hot 100 charts.

Source – Wikipedia

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Cheers

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Romanian Flag Added To My Sidebar


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

I’ve added the Romanian flag to my sidebar, as many Romanian people visit my blog (almost 11000 views), and occasionally I get comments in Romanian (Thanks Google translate).

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

Cheers

Don Charisma

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“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.” – Matt Cameron


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Quote of the day …

“Live life to the fullest and focus on the positive.”

 

Matt Cameron

 

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Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “London Real Channel Interview”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 17:32 UK time.

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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Boris Johnson Has COVID 19 – (Akkad Daily)


This update from Carl Benjamin, aka Sargon Of Akkad …

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*URGENT PLEASE SHARE* – Full Video From Doctor In Madrid After His Request To Share (via Dr John Campbell)


*Please share this as far and wide as you can.*

He’s a doctor from Madrid, and a nurse speaking from Spain. It’s quite intense and distressing, so be forewarned before watching. They don’t have enough respirators and are being forced turning them off for people over 65. Family can’t be present, so these people are dying sedated ALONE.

They need your help to get this message out, *URGENTLY* so please reblog, share etc wherever you can, however you can. No need to give credit to me, just share the video, by whatever means you can.

As you can see above – YouTube deleted the video, it can still be watched at :

https://www.bitchute.com/video/bWFr6khY2U4/

Hope you are safe, and stays that way.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – 27-Mar Update


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 15:05 UK time.

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(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding


Otis’ probably definitive and best known record. RIP Otis Redding, this was his last record.

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“(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” is a song co-written by soul singer Otis Redding and guitarist Steve Cropper. It was recorded by Redding twice in 1967, including once just days before his death in a plane crash. The song was released on Stax Records’ Volt label in 1968, becoming the first posthumous single to top the charts in the US. It reached number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Redding started writing the lyrics to the song in August 1967, while sitting on a rented houseboat in Sausalito, California. He completed the song with the help of Cropper, who was a Stax producer and the guitarist for Booker T. & the M.G.’s. The song features whistling and sounds of waves crashing on a shore.

Source – Wikipedia

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COVID-19 – Dr John Campbell – “London Real Part 1”


This update from Dr John Campbell less than 1 hours ago @ 27-Mar-2020 11:45 UK time.

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Litany Against Fear – Frank Herbert


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Always liked this quote …

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

 

Frank Herbert

 

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Cheers

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