Musical palate cleanser, another passing edition

Damn it.  Now it’s Jimmy Ruffin’s time.

There can only be one song for that.  And it’s a great, great one.

It sure does suck getting old.

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12 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, another passing edition

  1. It’s a real shame; the old R&B and Motown singers are a little like WWII vets; they’re all starting to pass on and are simply irreplaceable.

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  2. This is one great song. It should be the theme song for every Georgia football season…”Happiness is just an illusion, filled with sadness and confusion”.

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  3. I don’t know, Skeptic. I think a soundtrack for a Georgia football season would be something like 90s era industrial; bouts of fury intermixed with angst and despair.

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  4. Tronan

    I’m hoping holography can make Ruffin and the other great soul singers who’ve left us come back, even if only virtually. Of course, I’ve been hoping for this for a long time. Disney World of Tomorrow, why have you let me down so?

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  5. Uglydawg

    Otis and Percy…Even as a white boy growing up in Georgia in the 60’s I knew it was special and I loved it. The first record album (LP) I ever bought was Percy Sledge’s greatest hits with “When a man loves a woman”…And the memory of slow dancing with Kathy Sue Loudermilk’s younger sister to Otis Redding’s “I have dreams to remember” is never going away.

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  6. Russ

    What a shame. But there’s only one cure I know of to getting older, and I’m not buying it.

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  7. paul

    We may be old, but we’re not dead yet.

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  8. that song always makes me cry

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  9. Nashville West

    Great song, thanks Senator.
    Brings to mind another great Motown line “Sentimental fool am I, to hear an old love song and wanna cry…” from It’s the Same Old Song by the Four Tops.

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