Everybody’s Gotta Live
"Everybody’s gotta live, and everybody’s gonna die.
Everybody’s gotta live, I think you know the reason why.
Sometime they go and get so good, but then again it gets pretty rough,
but when I have you in my arms baby, you know I just can’t,
I just can’t get enough…”
Unknown photographer, undated, Portrait of Arthur Lee
This is the Granada Television broadcast of The Sound of Soul, a studio Nina Simone concert in London, from September 14, 1968.
Here is what’s on it:
- “Go to Hell” by Morris Bailey, Jr.
- “Ain’t Got No/I Got Life” by Galt MacDermot, James Rado and Gerome Ragni
- “Backlash Blues” by Nina Simone and Langston Hughes
- “I Put a Spell on You” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
- “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” by Bennie Benjamin, Gloria Caldwell and Sol Marcus
- “Why? (The King of Love is Dead)” by Gene Taylor
In the words of Joe Strummer, May Nina Simone rule the world
The Blonde Bomber
I am to Blame
All Tore Up: Unrequited Love, Tormented Romance, Tragedy & Tearjerkers…. 1955-1968
O Caminho Do Bem
Stream his whole album Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia here
It’s pretty much impossible to not take a brilliant photo of this guy!
Here’s a pretty average but informative short doc on the dude
Source: Slate / Luaka Bop
The Quarrel —Newlyweds
I wonder why this soul sub genre never really took off…
Pitchfork: Lenaburg believed Phoenix could produce a soul scene every bit as vibrant as Detroit or Memphis, and he tried to make that belief a reality. He made his first recording with a group called the Newlyweds when he was only 16, and the B-side, “The Quarrel”, became a local novelty hit despite being an unlistenable spoken word mess. The guys at Numero Group have included it as the last track on their Lenaburg retrospective, the latest in their amazing Eccentric Soul series, and it serves as a telling illustration of just how far he had come by the time he was regularly helming sessions in the late 60s.