On The Sunny Side of The Street, It’s Black History Month!

Happy Black History Month!  Who cares about the Oscars?  The most important point of power in all situations is being able to see through to the structure of anything.  Those who cannot manipulate real time events to show themselves, chosen, entitled, special, ‘genius’ and all that nonsense will ever cheat, lie and steal.  Please do tell in in what other universe would there be a tie between Katherine Hepburn and Barbra Streisand for Best Actress but in this one where the most venal racists run the show and everyone looks like another variation on Jackie ‘blasted god-fugly’ Stallone.

Go on, give each other awards; what does it finally matter when you know nothing of being cool and sophisticated as in those whom you so revile, vilify, loathe, incite others to hate – all the while crying of being victimised.  You know… those marvellous people whose spirit you will  never crush, despite the attempts of Orly Taitz and the returned de Torquemada – now no less fugly got up in reincarnational drag – Jackson, Woods and Cosby and you just know that the swine has only just begun.  They, those marvellous people, who like dreams – wherein only truth and beauty exist – are the ones to have invented Jazz and whose spirit will never be eclipsed by your god-fugly ugliness.  Yes, them… they who don’t need awards to show how special, chosen and what marvellous geniuses one so over-compensatorily is not!

Alas, for the truly marvellous people every day of the year is awards season; despite your alarming ugliness, you have positively no power over any of us when we set feet into our homes.  There, despite your lunacy, we affirm our creaturehood, our beauty or phenomenalness and we turn on some Jazz which can speak to no one else as it speaks to every last one of us – not you!  So while you infest the culture, like some fetid mould – which thankfully are never lasting – just know that the ugliness of your lies can in no way invalidate the beauty of Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Lena Horne, Anita Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Diana Ross, Natalie Cole… and countless others.

So go on and speciously raise your rear right leg and take to the airwaves claiming, “Jazz has its roots in Klezmer!”  Just remember this: forgiveness is the price a damn fool would gladly pay to forget anything.  Clearly, you do not know Black people and come November, we won’t collectively have taken leave of senses and do as you would wish… not after Orly…  Who cares about the Oscar vote?  Our vote is the one that truly matters…  Remember eight years ago… “I’m Voting For Her!”  We do not forget… where is that displaced haus frau anyway?  You know, the one who was partout on TV demanding that the unchosen sheeple, “Vote For Hillary!” followed by that demented laugh of hers… perhaps, she is too distracted these days trying to recall with which hand she ate last night.

Truly empowered are they who always say what the fuck they mean and never leave any doubt as to their resolve.

Incidentally, all the Jazz artists mentioned in this blog, I have to date done their Michael Overleaves.  Some are listed in the Michael Overleaves Appendix page those which aren’t were only recently channelled; they are… Natalie Cole, Anita Baker and Lena Horne.  Not in the least surprised was I to have found that Natalie Cole is an entity mate.  Every time I hear her voice, I am instantaneously catapulted to a groove that I can only call a soul high…  So then here are her Michael Overleaves with one of my favourite video performances of hers.  Every idiosyncrasy of hers resonates to the very core of my being… God she could represent!

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*Richard is New York City academician whom Merlin met during the final couple of years of his life.  This man had the most uncanny resemblance energetically to Merlin and I only met him a week after Merlin’s passing as he ventured to Toronto; he had previously planned to, to bid Merlin farewell.  Alas, unlike Joe Morton who flew in from Los Angeles for 24 hours to be with Merlin, Richard  had been too late but came nonetheless; the gesture was truly noble of spirit and was greatly appreciated.

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Spread Love/Say Ladeo.

© 1988 Spread Love.  Take 6.  Warner Bros.

Take 6: Cedric Dent/Mark Kibble/Alvin Chea/Claude V. McKnight III/Mervyn Warren /David Thomas

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© 2010 Say Ladeo.  Bobby McFerrin.  Universal International Music.

The best there is.  No finer way to find centre.

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I’ve Got The World On A String/Guess Who I Saw Today?

© 2013 L’Orchestre National de Jazz de Montréal.

1932 I’ve Got The World On A String

Composition: Harold Arlen

Lyrics: Ted Koehler

Vocals: Ranee Lee

Mucial Direction: Christine Jensen

Piano: Marianne Trudel

Bass: Fraser Hollins

Saxophones: David Bellemare/Frank Lozano/André Leroux/Alexandre Côté/Samuel Blais

Trumpets: David Carbonneau/Dominic Léveillée/Bill Mahar/Lex French

Trombones: Gabriel Gagnon/Abdul Al Khabyyr/Dave Jespersen/Suzie Nadeau

Guitar: Richard King

Drums: Kevin Warren

© Live concert at Salle L’Astral, Montréal, Qc.

Love Ranee Lee concerts and one reason why living in Montréal was a memorable experience.

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© 1952 Guess Who I Saw Today

Music: Murray Grand

Lyrics: Elisse Boyd

© 1994 Nancy Wilson Live, Recorded for Television.

*Originally recorded by Nancy Wilson in 1960 on Capitol Records album: Something Wonderful.

Favourite living Jazz singer.

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Body and Soul.

© 2014 Molly Johnson Live in Paris.

1930 Music: Johnny Green

Lyrics: Frank Eyton/Robert Sour/Edward Heyman

Beautiful interpretation by a Canadian mover.

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