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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Spring Arrives with Global Climate Marches. March 19 2019 edition.

LATE ADDITIONS: See our added features -- 

# 10, "Last Chance for Discount Tix to a Big-Deal Music Festival," and how to get 'em through March 24, before the midnight deadline!


# 11, Wednesday night on "CBS EVENING NEWS" at 6:30 pm, SAM & DAVE'S 1967 Hit Single "Soul Man" inducted into the "National Recording Registry" of the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS; we have the fascinating backstory

(This edition was originally titled "Spring Tomorrow, Music Tonight, TV Today. March 19 2019 edition." Only the Tuesday events are now out of date; all the FEATURE STORIES remain VERY relevant!)
If you are fortunate enough to have tickets for one of the two superb concerts tonight, your musically-knowledgeable compadres are jealous. (They don't need to be, if they jump right on it, because there ARE still tix available, AND, there are other dates in other venues!) Details are in item 8.

Now, if you just plain can't go anywhere, we've gotcha covered with MUSIC ON TV. In fact, use your interactive technology and remotely activate your recording device for a rare classic late this morning. See the top of the TV section, item 9, and you'll know what to do.

We begin with a welcome to SPRING, then a few short features IN HONOR OF, and as A SALUTE TO, the kids of the world who ditched school last Friday to participate in marches demanding action on climate change.












10)   Late addition: 

11)   Late addition:
              Wed's "CBS EVENING NEWS" at 6:30 pm: SAM & DAVE'S 1967 Hit Single 
              "SOUL MAN," repopularized by "The Blues Brothers" movie, inducted into 
              the "National Recording Registry" of the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS 
               -- we have the fascinating Back-Story

Let's get started!


# 1 news item...


Earth’s twice-annual equinox -- for the Northern Hemisphere, the Spring Equinox -- arrives WEDNESDAY, March 20. Along with last week's change to Daylight Saving Time, Spring -- though It's still snowing in the High Sierra and the Rockies --  ushers-in the MUSIC FESTIVAL SEASON.

For the cynics grousing about Spring but still snow, here's a bit o' perspective: SATURN'S equinox, the "somewhere out there" outer-Solar-System-equivalent -- only happens once every FIFTEEN Earth years. So if swimsuits are still a ways off at the pond near you? As the Saturnians would say, get over it.

Space Science image, "Saturn at equinox," European Space Agency, released 03-18-19.

# 2 news item...


In too many places, the record drought of just two years ago is being replaced by this winter's record precipitation, combined with record Spring melt to produce record floods. And now that the money set aside for real emergency relief in the US has been usurped for the fake emergency of wall construction in the middle of a river (the Rio Grande), it's high time for some science.

The European Space Agency's "Earth Explorers" satellites, including the "Copernicus Sentinels," provide more data every day to increase our knowledge of how our planet works. Specifically, that adds to understanding the impacts of climate change and how human activity is causing it on our planet.

ESA Ocean temperature gradient map compiled from satellite observations. Released Mar. 19, 2019.
The essential role of science is enabled by space technology's systematic data collection from these satellites and those of other nations, including US NASA and NOAH spacecraft. From space-based environmental services financed by taxpayers of many nations, it becomes a political choice whether we allow facts or rhetoric to determine laws and policies, and whether we choose to spend the money and force our industries to change, to enable us to adapt to and mitigate change.

A new video from ESA, released Feb. 26 and running 4 mins 19 secs -- using data from both ESA and NASA satellites -- offers an overview of how European earth resources satellites keep watch over our world. It includes interviews with Josef Aschbacher, ESA's Director of Earth Observation Programmes, and Michael Rast, ESA's Earth Observation Senior Advisor. Not a breathless, headless-chicken panic piece, it calmly lays-out facts, and is therefore compelling.

If anybody doesn't "get" last Friday's school strikes by hundreds of thousands of kids, worldwide, to protest inaction over climate change, you can harangue and yell at them (which probably won't get through to them) or you can try exposing them to some calmly voiced, mighty damned compelling, alarming science.

Watch it at:


# 3 news item...


For those who didn't bookmark when we ran it (when it first went online), you can keep track of the weather in a place where all the water vanished in runaway drought and climate change...



# 4 news item...


With the blooms at the California Poppy Preserve State Park in the western Mojave Desert's Antelope Valley still a few weeks away, there is already a record bloom around Lake Elsinore, in Riverside County.

Lake Elsinore's record wildflower blooms, just before the
selfie-maniacal trampling crowds descended.
That has brought crushing hoards of gawkers to clog the roads, park where they shouldn't, and in too many cases, trample the hell out of the very beauty they came to see in the first place.

As poppies are trampled by obsessed social media selfie addicts who just must post themselves immersed in fields of flowers, botanists warn that crushed poppies do not bloom again, next week or next year.

The City of Lake Elsinore chimed in, telling people to just stay away on weekends, because the lacks the infrastructure to deal with all of them, from public safety to fast food to fuel to drive home. One city official branded this their "A-poppy-lypse."


# 5 news item...


A-Poppy-lypse is a small, regional, and only momentary example of a permanent problem: politicians of all nations play a shell-game to "address" crises while remaining elusive and ineffective about problems that can't be solved, with credit going to them, within a fiur-year term of office.

Ultimately, of course, it's not enough to play a blame-games with the bums we elect. Elsinore's "a-poppy-lypse" illustrates the smallest kind of institutional inability to deal with an "environmental problem." Let's ratchet it up a few notches to just one neglected National example of how our governmental institutions are predisposed to fail.

For decades, underfunded National Parks have warned about people "loving the parks to death," and legislative austerity has forced the most brutal kind of capitalistic cynicism: huge increases in entry fees and campground fees, so that those who cannot afford the artificiality of Disneyland can't afford the grandeur of nature, either.

Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde Nat'l Park, before excavation
circa 1890-1900, may be an ominous precursor to the
19th century grand lodges in many of our National Parks.
"With something seasonal, like spring wildflowers, or in the East, fall foliage, it's even harder," one ranger told us two years ago.

She added, "If there's no money to maintain and restore architecturally significant historic park lodges, or spruce-up worn-out old visitor centers, there is no hope for funding to protect and provide interpretive services for seasonal resources. Add to that, people get inspired by the bright colors and want to live there, so the lands surrounding the parks get devoured by development. Nature needs minimum ranges, minimum amounts of habitat for any given species in an ecosystem, and nature doesn't care what politicians find acceptable as 'balanced development.'"

She concluded, "In all cases, nature takes the hit. Sometimes it can recover, sometimes it can't without expensive help, and sometimes it won't be able to, at all."

(See: "Centuries of Deterioration," with its section on "Current Preservation Needs," at:
And, "National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings?"
Quotes from the latter: "While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System"; "Rusting fixtures, cracked tiles, wood rot in advanced stages, beams warped and rotting, mortar around fireplace hearths and chimneys cracked or missing. If you found some of these maintenance needs around your home, you'd likely tackle them right away.")


# 6 news item...

Banner pic from the special edition of the "Fossil Free Newsletter." Subscription available free at: 


We just looked at one representative example why politicians are ineffective in dealing with the biggest threat to life on the planet since the dinosaurs met the asteroid. That kind of rhetoric is still deemed inflammatory -- except by those who have studied the data, or otherwise "get it." It's because wealth disparity and growing income inequality have driven growing numbers to understand there is an ultimate factor of causality. 

Nobody has been willing to say that it's about all of humanity being too damn prone to greed, along with reproducing in numbers that simply exceed the natural carrying capacity of the Earth. Citing overpopulation goes over like a turd in a punchbowl in a money-and-wealth-focused society. And it seems to suggest that it's somehow okay to deny space and opportunity to people who are already here -- which is a hijacking and perversion of the real problem.

Of course it follows that tacit acceptance of runaway growth creates a universal and inescapable requirement for evermore artificial means to sustain continuous growth. Things like toxins to exterminate crop-devouring insects, toxins to exterminate weeds that prevent maximization of plants intentionally grown, evermore roads for evermore cars that are necessary for evermore non-union factory jobs and evermore oil exploration for evermore fossil fuels. And evermore publicly-funded, massively costly engineering projects to move water around for agriculture displaced from where its water was stolen and its lands lost to profitable development. And water imported for urbanization in places where lack of water means dense development should never be allowed to proliferate.

Realization comes later that moving water around creates evaporation where it never was before and eliminates evaporation where it was supposed to be, changing patterns of precipitation. And the few get richer off private development enabled by the investment of the many who fund these massive projects with their taxes. And then the many are told there's no money left to fund music and arts education in their kid's schools. Because the rich demand no taxes on their capital gains from their private profit from public investment.

So society is given the task of fixing things with the very same corrupt, rigged, stacked-deck and intentionally broken economic system that exploits everybody who lacks the clout to be a big player. And the same financial manipulation that exploits and overtaxes the productive working masses to assure control by the money-manipulating rich? It eventually exceeds and breaks the Earth's assimilative capacity to deal with ecosystem-breaking abuses. And even that is deemed an acceptable cost of doing business by a system that's rigged to reward that behavior.

Other costs of doing business include smug and cynical manipulation of politicians, corporate media, and carefully crafted opinion-making propaganda campaigns, including the new financial behemoth of social media. But none of that has anything to do with biology and sustainability of deserts, mountains, plains, swamps, farmlands, fisheries, wetlands, estuaries, oceans, rivers, or icefields.

Human activity in pursuit of development and wealth raises the temperature of the atmosphere in an orgy of combustion for everything from electricity to charge your cell phone, to highways gridlocked with automobiles of resettled populations migrating to artificially watered employment centers, to obscene amounts of jet fuel to sustain too damn many airplanes on too many routes that should be diverted to electric trains powered by windmills and solar panels.

Thing is, the kids who marched last Friday understand all that much better than their parents will allow their own economically-indoctrinated generation to understand it. And it's the kids who are focused and internalizing all of it far more effectively than all the generations of adults they are admonishing for leaving them the mess. 

The kids are telling all of us that "get" something -- which is based on a realization and understanding that they stand to get a whole lot less of everything -- and they're demanding the rest of us face it, take responsibility, and do so immediately. They demand urgency while there's time to "do something" about it -- if that hasn't already vanished into record stock market numbers and runaway disparities of executive bonuses. 

Kids, who are supposed to be passionately naive and at best, sophomoric, have transcended those privileges of youth. Sit down and talk to Greta Thunberg or any of the other young leaders of this grassroots global movement. (For a great story on Greta Thunberg, see: )

They'll tell you that the driving tenets of corporate capitalism are dependent not on sustainability but on endless growth -- a mathematical impossibility on a planet of finite resources -- and that greed-driven impossible and disastrous reasoning combines with overpopulation to produce an inescapable conclusion. No matter what "solutions" politicians and protectors of the rich invoke to any given set of politically convenient ways to gratify constituents and big campaign donors, or what hegemony that banksters and industrial mega-merger defenders invoke -- it's all just re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic unless climate change is halted and reversed.

Want proof these kids "get it" in big numbers, across national boundaries and political ideologies? Start with a map of everywhere the climate marches happened on Friday. 

Now look at the message from a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, and a leader whose influence is so profound that two members of the Norway legislature have nominated her for the Nobel Peace Prize.
 (For a great story on Greta Thunberg, see: )

Take another moment to peruse this feature's collected gallery of photos of the kids leading adults in climate marches last Friday, worldwide. And when you've done that, see if you feel like letting anybody diss the kids -- or letting anybody bloviate and rationalize and justify the oblivious pursuit of wealth, while letting these kids down.

"Money may be the husk of many things but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness." -- Henrik Ibsen, playwright (born March 20, 1828, died in 1906).


# 7 news item...


We've had the write-up in our "events" edition for the past few days. It's copied here, in full. Check it out:

Apr 26, FREE:
7 pm - "GREEN NEW DEAL TOUR & TOWN HALL: LOS ANGELES" massive rally at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, 400 W Washington Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90015; exact location on campus TBD.*  The "Sunrise" speaking tour is stopping in nine locations across the U.S. to bring the fight for a "Green New Deal" to every corner of the country. Individual communities are hosting their own large-scale gatherings alongside the tour stops, sharing stories from within the community to bring the "Green New Deal" home. *  Political opposition from entrenched office-holders (both parties) is already formidable, and their chief tactic is to ridicule and marginalize anyone concerned with actually doing something. This tour is being done to force pressure on the corporate political establishment to quit obfuscating, distracting, and making false claims to protect monied interests, and to instead PASS INTO LAW the GREEN NEW DEAL for the health of the planet and the ability of human societies to continue.*  Attend this Town Hall to hear leaders in our community share how the Green New Deal is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, and what that looks like for all of us.*  RESERVATIONS (free) to attend, get you ongoing info in the meantime:*  Sponsored by "Sunrise Los Angeles":*  L.A. host contact: Timothy Hayes,*  MORE, FROM ELSEWHERE, THAT'S RELATED...You can sign-up to get the FREE "Fossil Free News," at:•  It's got stories and news on climate organizing that matter and inspire, delivered directly to you every 2 weeks.  •  Here at The Guide, we have signed-up for this new #FossilFree Newsletter.  It's "Digestible climate movement news, every fortnight, straight to your inbox."*  Because you don't need to feel alone with barbarians at the gate.


On to the music...

# 8 news item...



Tuesday, Mar 19

Tue, Mar 19:
8 pm - ARLO GUTHRIE plays the "Lobero Live" concert series at the Lobero Theatre, 33 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101; 805-963-0761

Tue, Mar 19:
8 pm - DUSTBOWL REVIVAL plus HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN play their "ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE" tour, with its 50th Anniversary Tribute to THE BAND, in the Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University's Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts, 24255 P.C.H., Malibu, CA 90265; 310-506-4522
*  The other local dates are:
• Mar 20, 7:30 pm, at the Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo, CA
• Mar 22, 7:30 pm, at the Musco Center for the Arts, Orange, CA
• Mar 23 at the "City of Las Vegas Bluegrass Festival" (HCOC only)
• Mar 31, 7 pm at the Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA
• Apr 2, 8 pm, UCSB Campbell Hall, Santa Barbara, CA
*  TIX for all shows:
*  JUST RELEASED new album "Crossing the Great Divide," in celebration of the 50th anniversary of THE BAND'S first two albums "Music From Big Pink" and "The Band." Texas trio HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN revisits its Americana roots and re-imagines seven roots  music masterpieces in its own, unique style.

At top, Southern California's own DUSTBOWL REVIVAL.
Bottom pic: Austin's phenomenal HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN.

 # 9 news item...



Tuesday, Mar 19

Tue, Mar 19, on TV:
11:15 am-1:15 pm - "ON WITH THE SHOW" (1929) is one of the earliest film MUSICALS, a song-and-dance extravaganza tied to an entertaining backstage story with a notable score. Stars Betty Compson and Arthur Lake, as Hollywood was finding new stars who could go from silents to these new talkies (which, you will recall, is the plot of "Singin' in the Rain"). Real film history and fun musical entertainment. One time only, on TCM.

Tue, Mar 19, on TV:
8 pm-10:35 pm - "O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU" (2000) the film that launched the modern popularity of one-time music, revitalized trad stringband music, and did more than anything else to make Folk-Americana a force that blindsided the paradigm of corporatized soundalike, sh-thump-thud, unmusical "music." The Coen brothers set out to create a comic homage to Homer's "The Odyssey," and unwittingly upended the Hollywood/big label/rap/hiphop/pop-Nashville lack of creativity and listener choice. Watch it again to appreciate what it achieved, or just watch it for the enjoyment. Re-airs Wed 5 pm-8:30 pm. On AMC.

Tue, Mar 19, late ☘️:
10 pm-11 pm - "CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK" (2019) is a recorded-live performance musical celebration taped a few days ago at St. Patrick's Cathedral at Armagh, Northern Ireland. Re-airs tonight, 4-5 am. On KLCS.


 # 10 news item...

Late addition:  

Many remember the late, great "Summer Solstice Festival," a happily anticipated annual event in Southern California for many decades. Of course, it vanished along with its sponsoring organization, the "California Traditional Music Society." But a new happy ending is here in the form of the annual festival presented by FOLKWORKS. Check out the "FOLKWORKS FOLK ROOTS FESTIVAL."

Sat, Apr 13, FESTIVAL:
10 am-10 pm - 2nd Annual "FOLKWORKS FOLK ROOTS FESTIVAL" at St. John's Presbyterian Church, 11000 National Bl, Los Angeles CA 90064
Early Bird DISCOUNT TICKET SALES end Midnight Sun, Mar 24. (Tix options & purchase info at bottom.)
More than SEVENTY artists perform on two stages (one Indoor,  one Outdoor Stage), plus five Workshop Rooms.
* Theme is a hybrid of Roots-Americana and "World" music, like the every-month content of FolkWorks itself; this year, the "world" half of the theme is Africa / African music and dance: "Exploring African Roots from Zimbabwe to Appalachia" (and Louisiana).
*  Festival headliners also lead WORKSHOPS.
*  DOM FLEMONS, GRAMMY winner while a founding member of CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, leads the daytime workshop, "Discovering Early American Roots Music and Culture"; he performs in the separately-ticketed evening concert.
*  ADAAWE performs; members of ADAAWE lead "African Drumming Workshop."
*  WILLY SOULY and his group of musicians and dancers perform in the evening concert; choreographer, dancer, drummer, Taekwondo expert, UCLA instructor WILLY SOULY, originally from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in West Africa, leads a "West African Dance Workshop."
*  LISA HALEY & THE ZYDEKATS perform, and GRAMMY nom Lisa leads a "Fiddle Workshop."
*  Blues greats BERNIE PEARL and BARBARA MORRISON perform together; Bernie leads a "Blues Guitar Workshop."
*  The 5-member BANJO PROJECT, "celebrating the connection between African and American music" performs with Walter Spencer, Tom Sauber, Steve Shapiro, Chris Berry, & Monika White; Monika White and Tom Sauber also lead workshops.
*  MASANGA MARIMBA performs and leads workshop.
*  SAUSAGE GRINDER plays an "Appalachian running set" with James Hutson calling. All are welcome, experienced dancers or not.
*  SPENCER & RAINS play their twin fiddle harmony, based on influences of the midwestern Scandinavian fiddlers Tricia heard as a child.
*  WORKSHOP LEADERS: Tom Sauber • Chris Berry • David Bragger • Monika White • Roger Goodman • Jim & Amber Mueller • Emil Olguin • Mary Pat Cooney • Nick Smith • Ruth Alpert • Lisa Haley  • Ric Alviso • Dom Flemons • Angel Luis Figueroa • Pat Mac Swyney • Suzy Thompson • Eric Thompson  •  Bernie Pearl • Emile Hassan Dyer • Barbara Morrison • Willy Souly • Gerald Rivers •  Members of ADAAWE.
** EVENING CONCERT (separate tix) at 7:30 pm, with:
•    DOM FLEMONS - GRAMMY winner while a founding member of CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS, the D.C.-based "American Songster" brings his 100-year repertoire; expert player on Banjo, Fife, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Quills, and Rhythm Bones; also leads daytime workshop.
•    THOMPSONIA - "Southern roots music" from Suzy Thompson, Eric Thompson, Allegra Thompson (Folk-Americana icon Suzy, and Eric, also lead daytime workshops).
•    SOULY DANCE ARTS - Willy Souly, Aboulacar Kouyate, Gnenomen Soro, Adama Biloro Dembe, Malik Sow.
*  FULL LINEUP, with profiles, bios, etc:
DISCOUNT TICKET PRICES shown below end Mar 25 at midnight; three types:
(1)  Daytime Events tix (10 am-5 pm): $25
Includes admission to the WORKSHOPS, FOLK FILMS, and AFTERNOON CONCERTS.
(2)  Evening Concert tix (7 pm-10 pm): $25, that concert only; option, +$10, for Limited Reserved seats, Rows 2-4 of seating.
(3)  "Everything" tix, all day and evening, 10 am-10 pm: $45, with option of +$10 for Limited Reserved seats at Evening Concert, first three rows of seating.
TIX purchase, to get early bird discount (Brown Paper Tickets link):


# 11 news item...

Late addition:
Wed's "CBS EVENING NEWS" at 6:30 pm: SAM & DAVE'S "Soul Man" inducted into "National Recording Registry" 

1967 Hit Single, repopularized by "The Blues Brothers" movie, inducted by the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles

Here's the fascinating Backstory

Moore finally reveals the real story behind how "Play It Steve" landed in the original recording

by Jeremy Westby

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 20 - SAM & DAVE's 1967 hit single “Soul Man"; the classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” which became a popular sports anthem, are the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden today named these and 20 other recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historic and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.

Isaac Hayes, "Soul Man's" creator, found the inspiration for the song that’s become an anthem in the turmoil of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. In July 1967, watching a television newscast of the aftermath of the 12th Street riot in Detroit, Michigan, Hayes noted that black residents had marked buildings that had not been destroyed during the riots – mostly African-American owned and operated institutions – with the word "soul". Relating this occurrence to the biblical story of the Passover, in Hayes's words, of "a story about one's struggle to rise above his present conditions. It's almost a tune kind of like boasting, 'I'm a soul man.' It's a pride thing." Hayes said, “... the word ‘soul,’ it was a galvanizing kind of thing for African-Americans, and it had an effect of unity, it was said with a lot of pride.” The result was “Soul Man,” a danceable declaration of Black Pride.

The dynamic vocal duo of SAM & DAVE (Sam Moore and David Prater) recorded it with Hayes and Porter producing, backed by Stax Records regulars Booker T. and the M.G.'s and the Mar-Keys' horns. “Soul Man” is instantly recognizable by its first few notes, with its distinctive horn lines and guitarist Steve Cropper’s trademark sliding sixths. The engine that powers “Soul Man” is Donald “Duck” Dunn’s infectious, ebullient bassline.

“When I recorded ‘Soul Man,’ I had no idea it would become an anthem and such a significant part of American culture,” said Moore, who was the distinctive lead voice of the duo with Dave Prater. “I’ve learned that when I first sang ‘Soul Man,’ it was the first time that those words had ever been used together in the English language, to which I can only say ‘wow’!"

"I also must say I am so appreciative and grateful to Carla Hayden and the selection committee for believing in Dave and myself and thinking we're worthy of such recognition," said Sam.

“The only thing that would make this even more spectacular is if all of the 525 recordings and all of the sound recordings for that matter by the artist(s) who recorded them were receiving compensation for the airplay on terrestrial broadcast (AM/FM) radio. We’ve been fighting that battle in Congress to get a bill passed since the '90s,” Sam continued. “I don’t believe the public knows that the writers and the publishers of the songs that are considered classic iconic recordings like our “Soul Man” get paid, but we the artists and the musicians don’t see a penny. As bad or worse, we can’t collect the millions and millions of dollars from around the world annually because there’s no reciprocity.”

During the recording of the song, the session was running long and writer-producer Hayes had a very specific attack for that famous guitar lick that Steve Cropper was executing. Over and over, Hayes tried to make it perfect and at one point in frustration he said, "hey man stretch it out – pull them strings make it sound like Elmo James just cut it." There was no multi-track recording then, so it required considerable effort to get that just right and the session players were a bit frustrated coming out of the bridge, then Hayes yelled "there’s a gap – say something Sam," Moore spontaneously uttered "Play it Steve" –– and the rest is history!"

CBS News' Jim Axelrod sat down recently with Moore to get the full "Soul Man" story, and that interview is set to air tonight (Wednesday, March 20) at 6:30 pm Eastern & Pacific, 5:30 pm Central (check local listings for details).

Sam & Dave were also announced by The Recording Academy™ among the recipients of the Special Merit Awards, The Lifetime Achievement Award GRAMMY.

A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held on May 11, 2019, in Los Angeles.

The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at; and register creative works of authorship at .

“The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives” said Hayden. “The influence of recorded sound over its nearly 160-year history has been profound and technology has increased its reach and significance exponentially. The Library of Congress and its many collaborators are working to preserve these sounds and moments in time, which reflect our past, present and future.”

Under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the Librarian, with advice from the Library’s National Recording Preservation Board (NRPB), is tasked with annually selecting 25 titles that are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” and are at least 10 years old. More information on the National Recording Registry can be found at

The new recordings to the National Recording Registry bring the total number of titles on the registry to 525, a small part of the Library’s vast recorded-sound collection of nearly 3 million items.

The sound recordings recently named to the registry showcase works across multiple genres, including blues, children’s recordings, classical, comedy, country, radio, jazz, pop, hip-hop, rhythm and blues, Latin and Broadway. The spoken-word and musical recordings span a century from 1901 to 2001. The oldest recorded sounds on the 2018 registry are 20 cylinders of the earliest-known recordings of Yiddish songs (1901-1905) and the most contemporary recording is hip-hop mogul Jay-Z’s 2001 album “The Blueprint,” which solidified his reputation as one of the most successful rappers in the record industry.

Among the selections are the Victor Military Band’s 1914 rendition of “Memphis Blues”; Cab Calloway’s signature song “Minnie the Moocher,” released in 1931; Benjamin Britten’s 1953 album “War Requiem”; Lefty Frizzell’s crossover 1959 single “Long Black Veil”; folk singer Ola Belle Reed’s self-titled album, released in 1973; the popular educational children’s program “Schoolhouse Rock!”; Sylvester’s 1978 disco single, “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)”; and Earth, Wind & Fire’s 1978 song “September.”

About The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore

The first 20-plus years of Sam Moore's sensational career began by lending his unmistakable lead vocals to soul duo Sam & Dave. The 1967 smash hit "Soul Man," catapulted the duo's career up the Pop and R&B Charts, selling more than 10 million records worldwide and ultimately an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Moore also scored critical acclaim and numerous awards as a solo artist for more than 35 years, performing at some of the world's most iconic and notable venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Hollywood Bowl, The Ryman Auditorium, The Grand Ole Opry, Royal Albert Hall, Nippon Budokan, The John F. Kennedy Center, The White House, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Moore has recently joined Florida International University (FIU) as an Artist in Residence for their Center of Humanities to build a program around the artist histories that shaped our culture through music.

For more information on The Legendary Soul Man™ Sam Moore click here.

For the full release of the new National Recording Registry class, go to: 


Much more, soon. 

Meantime, the Guide's most recent events coverage is in the frequently UPDATED edition originally published way-back-when. Just scroll it like a slot machine to get to what you want, at:


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♪ The ACOUSTIC AMERICANA MUSIC GUIDE endeavors to bring you NEWS – and views of interest to artists everywhere – more specifically to musicians and the creative community and music makers and fans of acoustic and Folk-Americana music. That includes both traditional and innovative forms. From the deepest roots to today’s acoustic renaissance, that’s our beat. We provide a wealth of resources, including a HUGE catalog of acoustic-friendly venues (now undergoing a major update), and inside info on FESTIVALS and select performances in Southern California in venues from the monumentally large to the intimately small and cozy. We cover workshops, conferences, and other events for artists and folks in the music industry, and all kinds o’ things in the world of acoustic and Americana and accessible classical music. From washtub bass to musical spoons to oboe to viola to banjo to squeezebox, from Djangostyle to new-fangled-old-time string band music, from sweet Cajun fiddle to bluegrass and pre-bluegrass Appalachian mountain music to all the swamp water roots of the blues and the bright lights of where the music is headed now.
The Acoustic Americana Music Guide. Thanks for sittin' a spell. The cyber porch'll be here anytime you come back from the road.

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