Jim Shorkey

Leo Cullum, New Yorker Cartoonist, Dies at 68
October 26, 2010, 7:50 pm
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The New York Times has an obit with a slide show for Mr. Cullum.


Adam Green & Har Mar Superstar
October 23, 2010, 1:03 am
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The boys interpret the Association’s “Never My Love”.

Chris Dedrick (1947-2010)
October 16, 2010, 10:29 am
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A belated acknowledgement on the passing of Chris Dedrick, leader of The Free Design. His music and lyrics could be soft but were also deceptively clever. “Kites Are Fun” always made me feel conflicted, some pretty goofy lines but once heard it would stick. Everytime I heard the song it would put a smile on my face that may have started ironically, but was pretty damn sincere by the end of the tune.

“General” Norman Johnson (May 23, 1943 – October 13, 2010)

Our kid, sent me an e-mail with the sad news of General Johnson‘s passing. He was a key instigator in our search backwards for forgotten soul nuggets. An easy access point for sure, but no less rewarding. Johnson’s trill never fails to give me goosebumps.

Derek’s Daily 45 pays tribute.

And here’s a (relatively) more modern cut, featuring our boy Joey.

Solomon Burke (March 21, 1940 – October 10, 2010)
October 10, 2010, 8:46 am
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Solomon Burke wasn’t always in the limelight, but iot’s nice to know that you was doing great work right until the end.