Soul Serenade: Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters, "A Quiet Place" | Popdose


My latest Soul Serenade column for Popdose features Garnet Mimms and the Enchanters with "A Quiet Place”:

I was in Atlantic City this morning. Despite the advent of the casino era, it remains a magical place for me, overflowing with childhood memories, including this one.

The first time I heard
audio_mp3_play“A Quiet Place” it was being sung by a four-part acapella choir on the boardwalk at Chelsea Avenue in Atlantic City. It must have been 1967 or 1968. I had never heard the song before, and I had no idea who the original artist was. For some reason the song stuck with me through the years.”

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CD Review: Otis Redding, "Live On the Sunset Strip" | Popdose


My review of Otis Redding: Live On the Sunset Strip has just been posted to Popdose:

“By the time a 24 year-old Otis Redding arrived in Los Angeles in 1966 for appearances that included a Hollywood Bowl show with Donovan, Sonny & Cher, and the Mamas & the Papas, and a four-night Easter weekend stand at the Whiskey A Go Go on the Sunset Strip, he was an established star in the Stax galaxy. What hadn’t happened for Redding yet was crossover success. That would take place a little more than a year later when he performed at the Monterey International Pop Festival. The good news was that there was still an opportunity to see him in a small club with his smoking hot ten-piece road band.”

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