The Daily Uplift Bill And Gloria
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Today, we’re joined by our video maker and wavey culture expert David Aujero as he presents his decision of an unquestionable requirement album.
Something to peruse…
The Hottest Free Agent In L.A. Is A 69-Year-Old Waitress – Los Angeles Times
Meet Gloria Leon, the 41-year veteran of LA’s Nate ‘n Al’s café. In the midst of the issues brought about by the developing anxieties of the Covid episode, Gloria wound up without a task, yet strangely, with a lot of choices. In this sparkling profile for the Los Angeles Times, we learn of Gloria’s ardent impact on individuals of Beverly Hills, be they government officials, famous people, or something else. It’s a happy and definite glance at how individuals become establishments inside their communities and how Leon turned out to be essential for the texture of Beverly Hills. Fortunately, when word got out, Gloria’s telephone was overflowed with offers from different shops, all things considered, in Gloria’s own words, “Honey, I’ve been a store worker for a very long time, and I’m simply going to pass on a shop server.”
Something to tune in to…
Bill Withers – Still Bill
I can’t pressure sufficient how incredible of a collection Still Bill is. With the death of this music legend, we’re left with a collection that was excellent in its songwriting and musicianship. Something I love about this record is that you can advise the performers tuned in to each other by the feeling of room they provided for each other to allow their expressions to work out. James Gadson’s drums sound so intense on this, and when they’re in the pocket with Melvin Dunlap’s bass and Ray Jackson’s intonations – that, as far as I might be concerned, is the Sussex Records sound of the ’70s. The genuine intangible though is the humanism that Withers brought to these accounts. Simply in his voice, one gets a sense for his modest beginnings, his background, and the insight he had. His songwriting and voice attracted you as though to say, “Here, find a comfortable place to sit, let me disclose to you a little story.” With that, I welcome you to stand by and think about this record.
–David Aujero, Video Producer