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Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Saturday Memoriam: Cuba Gooding, Sr.



Cuba Gooding Sr. passed away this week in Los Angeles.  I’ve always liked his performance on the 1974 hit recording by The Main Ingredient, Everybody Plays the Fool.  In his memory, we will post a video of a live performance on The Midnight Special.  (Remember that late night music show?)


This is one of my favorite R&B songs from the early 70s.  Of course it’s about a relationship gone badly, but I can’t help but wonder.  The title and its premise could just as easily speak to us today as we try to cope with the current regime.

We may all be playing the fools now.

(Thank you for reading.  RIP Mr. Gooding.)

4 Comments:

Blogger Raybeard said...

I didn't know of a C.G. Snr though I suppose I should have, considering his actor son's name. Same regarding, 'The Main Ingredient', not really known here, with just one minor hit in '74 (not this one). Still, sad when anyone dies - and it's a good enough reason to play this topically-title song.

Btw: I only just caught up yesterday on D.T. having made a howler of an error confusing Syria with Iraq recently. As long as if he wants to drop a nuclear on North Korea he doesn't bomb the South. (As Mrs Palin might well have done.)

April 22, 2017 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Dave R said...

Nah, don't think we're playing the fools, the resistance continues to grow.

April 22, 2017 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Ur-spo said...

Your last sentence reminds me of the Firesign Theatre:
"I think we are all Bozos on this bus."

April 22, 2017 at 10:00 PM  
Blogger todd gunther said...

Thank you Raybeard. Yes, the President's Freudian slip was classic!

Thank you, Dave R. Some days it's hard to tell the (alt)right from the wrong.

Yes, Spo. May God Bless all the Bozos, every one of us.

April 23, 2017 at 10:10 AM  

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