LUMPENPROLETARIAT—Have a holly jolly Christmas…
 This is a 1964 song with a nice 1950s country/rock & roll (or rockabilly) vibe. Apparently, Mr. Burl Ives was a communist, who cooperated with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), named names, and betrayed his communist comrades. This comes to us, at least according to Pete Seeger (and likely others). But, as our beloved music Professor Gustavson used to say, you have to separate the man from the music. (In that case, we were reflecting on the unfortunate character flaws of Miles Davis, a musical genius we spent a good deal of time studying. If we had a character litmus test for all of our artists, we probably wouldn’t have any music or art to enjoy.)
[Screenshot of Burl Ives in Cat On a Hot Tin Roof (1958) by source, used via fair use.]
[26 DEC 2016]
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DAPTONE RECORDS—[18 NOV 2016, 20:51 PST] We are deeply saddened to announce Sharon Jones passed away today after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer. She was surrounded by her loved ones, including the Dap-Kings.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations:
Additional memorial details will follow soon.
Learn more at DAPTONE RECORDS.
“Making Up and Breaking Up (And Making Up and Breaking Up Over Again)” (2014) by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings
“How Do I Let A Good Man Down” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings [posted by SFDH Heart-Beat]
“What If We All Stopped Paying Taes?” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings [posted by rsouls]
“People Don’t Get What They Deserve” by Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings [posted by Daptone Records]
“When I Come Home” (live in Paris, 30 JUN 2011) [Chaîne de alphanaphtol—Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings (first part of Prince’s show) in Paris the 30 th of june 2011. With a special guest at the end : Prince himself ! ]
 DOUBLE J—[22 FEB 2015] Soul revivalist royalty Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings offer a stripped back take on their track ‘Making Up and Breaking Up’ in the sumptuous surrounds of Sydney’s Town Hall. Musical Chairs is a series of intimate live performances by great artists in unique locations recorded by Double J.
[23 NOV 2016]
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