A holiday gift from me to you!

I’ve been putting together a playlist of my favorite jazz/blues tunes this week for a holiday gift CD — hey, it’s a lot more enjoyable than shopping at the mall! — and I just had to include this treasure from the great B.B. King, singing “Every Day I Have The Blues.” It’s a bit unusual, because it features B.B. as a pure vocalist (Lucille sits this one out), singing a blues classic that B.B. covered many times on his own. This time, though, he’s backed with a hard-swinging big-band arrangement by the Count Basie Orchestra.

The charts for the number were originally written for Joe Williams and the Basie orchestra back in 1959, a version that B.B. has lauded as “the version of versions, the one that will never be topped and put us all to shame.” But I think he more than holds his own.

 

 

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KUTGF
KUTGF

"Unfortunately, the ones like Sharpton and Jackson who seem to be speaking for and leading the Black Community.."

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My goodness....  the black people should have listened to the white guys on Fox and chosen Cosby to speak for and lead the black community just like Fox said. 


Remember when the white people chose Nixon and Agnew to speak for them and lead them


Then it was Ollie North 

straker
straker

bariking


If you think the Police have a duty to protect and serve someone who is trying to kill them, then you must be a little foolish kid.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

"Disgusting" sheets.

And I think we all know the topic... 

straker
straker

Barking 

Normd


These incidents in Ferguson and NY must stand on their own.


Comparing them to police misconduct that may have happened in the past is both faulty logic and childish thinking.

DebbieDoRight
DebbieDoRight

@straker  -- As with any case, it establishes a "climate" or a pattern.  To say that there is absolutely NO correlation when past precedents and policies have stated otherwise is faulty logic and childish thinking.


Just because we WISH something wasn't so, does not make it so. 

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

"In addition the local officers need to be a part of the community and participate.  Its easier to create an "view" of a group from the outside.  Perhaps Wilson would not have been scared of the "superhuman Brown" if he had known Brown and interacted with him favorably. "


I wonder if there is a single liberal out there who can actually put in print what Michael Brown should have done differently so he might still be alive.  So far, every solution you liberals come up with involved cops and white people behaving differently and cops and white people are getting pretty sick of it.  

Tuna Meowt
Tuna Meowt

@fiftythreepercenter I'm a white person, and I don't recall you being elected to speak for us at the last Official White People's Meeting.


barkingfrog
barkingfrog

Minorities in "ghettos" are not the same as wartime combatants in uniform or out. 

They are citizens that are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and any

policeman who does not understand needs to be removed from the police force.

It is hard to protect and serve someone who may be trying to kill you but that is

the job of the policeman, after all that person may be insane.

gotalife
gotalife

NY cons making the police slaughter political made a huge mistake and all those who spewed that venom must resign. They are not American that believe in freedom, they should be deported too.



Salt-n-Light
Salt-n-Light

@gotalife Just like your Libs who do the same thing should be deported. Your hypocrisy is showing. LOL

KUTGF
KUTGF

@stands_for_decibels  My goodness..... a con man..  Why I am sure we won't believe what Trump's investigators are finding?

Normd
Normd

Since the "ghetto's" are depressingly mostly minorities and that minority, mostly black, I can understand a cops attitude toward these minorities.  In 'Nam, I didn't trust a single Vietnamese.  They were the enemy and they scared me.  Even to this day, I have a mental visceral reaction when I see one, complete with flash backs.  It only lasts seconds but it happens.  Not saying it's right but admitting it happens. 

 I think it's what happens to cops too.  They are in it daily and they build the same visceral reaction I have, only theirs is daily, daily, daily.  It builds up on them.  Again, not saying it's right, but it's real to them.

The way to keep cops from killing kids and kids from killing cops is to improve the chances of getting out of those ghetto's without being a  criminal.  Programs for education comes to mind.  There are others, the federal government and the cities governments need to work it out.  It can be done.

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

@Normd "Programs for education comes to mind. "


Just curious, but with a 44% graduation rate in the APS, how many of the folks in the ghetto do you think value education enough to attend these "programs" you mention?  

Salt-n-Light
Salt-n-Light

@Normd Unfortunately, the ones like Sharpton and Jackson who seem to be speaking for and leading the Black Community do not make any money on programs to change the culture and encourage marriage, things that would contribute to getting out of the ghettos and having a better life.

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

@CommonSenseisntCommon @Normd Mayor Reid and the APS school board is hell bent on keeping uneducated people in the ghetto?  Really?  


Why can't liberals ever admit the biggest failures of school systems in this state are all run entirely by democrats?

KUTGF
KUTGF

@Normd  In addition the local officers need to be a part of the community and participate.  Its easier to create an "view" of a group from the outside.  Perhaps Wilson would not have been scared of the "superhuman Brown" if he had known Brown and interacted with him favorably. 

SimpleTruths
SimpleTruths

@Brosephus @Normd "we have idiots going on TV talking about blood on people's hands and other inane bulls**t."

You mean like liberals tried to blame the shooting of Gabby Giffords on the Tea Party?

Brosephus
Brosephus

@SimpleTruths 

Thanks for proving my point about being tone deaf.  Instead of offering solutions, you'd much rather continue to play the blame game.  At some point, you will have to act like an adult.

"You mean like liberals tried to blame the shooting of Gabby Giffords on the Tea Party?"

Also, thanks for giving further evidence to the childlike thinking of some conservatives.  Especially when some conservatives claim to be adults and capable of responsible leadership.  Kindergarten stuff like ^^^^  "But Timmy did it..." really shows how immature some people are.

CommonSenseisntCommon
CommonSenseisntCommon

@Normd 

And it requires a gov't that is not hell bent on seeing the people in those ghettos from attaining the ability to get out of them without a criminal record (education resulting in JOBS).

_GodlessHeathen_
_GodlessHeathen_

@KUTGF @Normd  "Perhaps Wilson would not have been scared of the "superhuman Brown" if he had known Brown and interacted with him favorably. "

Would that be before or after Brown reached into the police car and tried to take Wilson's gun and beat him about the head?

Normd
Normd

Never said it would be easy, but we, first of all, have to stop pointing fingers and making excuses.  If you really want change then you have to be willing to change yourself.

Salt-n-Light
Salt-n-Light

@Brosephus @SimpleTruths I don't believe that you necessarily blame the Race Baiters for the shootings of the NYPD cops but Simple's point was the hypocrisy of you directing criticism of those people that are assigning blame when Liberals do the same thing. Don't you think your side should find some adults somewhere in Liberal Land? Just askin'

Normd
Normd

@fiftythreepercenter @Normd 

53%er,

How much help do most of the under privileged kids get?  Do they get good meals?  Do they get computers?, paper?  Pencils?  The graduation rate only points out how difficult the "non rich" kid have it in our educational systems.

Brosephus
Brosephus

@Salt-n-Light 

"Unfortunately, the ones like Sharpton and Jackson who seem to be speaking for and leading the Black Community.."

And as long as we have people who allow their perceptions to take place of reality, nothing will ever change.  Sharpton and Jackson are NOT any kind of leader to the Black Community.  There is no such position as the leader of the Black community.  We're just as American as you White people, and I don't every recall the media pushing Ted Nugent or Cliven Bundy as leaders of the White community.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@_GodlessHeathen_ @KUTGF @Normd  Hmmmmm...  you sure are selective about what you want to believe.  Perhaps Wilson would not have started with "Get the f out of the street" or words to those effect and the whole altercation would have been avoided. 

Brosephus
Brosephus

@Normd 

This is the message that should be broadcast by the media.  Instead, we have everyone talking about one protest with a group that chanted about killing cops with people trying to extrapolate that one protest to mean that all the protests are chanting or even wanting the same thing.  Instead of the politicians and leaders discussing ways to defuse the tension, we have idiots going on TV talking about blood on people's hands and other inane bulls**t.

Thanks for posting that although the people who really need to hear that are likely tone deaf to such a message.

straker
straker

Debbie - "countless studies done about it over the years"


Since these two incidents happened this year, I don't think studies done "over the years" count as evidence.

barkingfrog
barkingfrog

@straker Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. -somebody said that

Normd
Normd

@straker 

Don't be obtuse.  The studies were for many years of similar incidents.

consumedconsumer
consumedconsumer

the police still don't get it. the police don't have to agree with the protesters. but they do need to try to understand their point of view and where they are coming from. 


there are serious issues with race and police in this country. we can all differ on the cause - but to differ you need to discuss. for the police to deny that minorities believe there is a problem just makes matters worse.

LeninTime
LeninTime

@fiftythreepercenter 

is the guy who shot the 2 white cops going to be charged with a hate crime?

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Oh he admitted as much. He was his own judge, jury and executioner in this case you might say.

Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

 libbies here claiming all "white cop shoots black person" is race based.  


aaaaaaaand I stopped reading.

fiftythreepercenter
fiftythreepercenter

Looks like another day of the mindless libbies here claiming all "white cop shoots black person" is race based.  


Tell us mindless libbies... is the guy who shot the 2 white cops going to be charged with a hate crime?  Or is the fact he targeted white people irrelevant because he's black?  I mean, dang, surely that latino cop and that asian one surely owe the black community for slavery, right libbies?