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POST-GAZETrE, JULY 14, 2017 PAGE 9 .... by bob morello reviewing the best i :. forgetting the rest GRACE AND FRANKIE - ORIGINAL SERIES SOffNDTRACK Lakeshore Records Grace and Frankie is a Neff- lix original series starring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin as two women whose lives are turned upside down when their hus- bands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other. Grace and Frankie series soundtrack is a 16-track collection with songs by some well-known art- ists, and original score tracks by Michael Skloff and Sam KS. Grace Potter starts it off with Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With You," the legend Aretha Franklin deliv- ers "Ain't Nobody," Nico Vega serves up their 2013 cover of Sonny Bono's "Bang Bang," Mavis Staples naris down "If It's a Light," and Dorothy Moore rolls back the years for her 1976 hit "Misty Blue." Score tracks include, "Lunch Prep," "Wedding Bands," "Quit Duck- ing Me Man," and "Sleep Over." Aaron Neville's monster hit "Tell It Luke It Is" from 1966 shines, followed by the 1950 "A Bushel and A Peck" by Margaret Whit- ing & Jimmy Wakely from the Broadway musical Guys and Dolls, The Mamas & The Papas reach back to 1986 and their hit "Dream a Little Dream of Me," and Falrport Convention signs off with English singer/ boy," while an intro by Roger Miller begins "Am I All Alone (Or is it Only Me)" with Vince Gill singing harmony. The tears roll freely with "It Won't Bring Her Back," followed by Bob Dylan's classic "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right" and the heart- wrenching "She Thinks I Still Care." Joined by sons Cal and Shannon and daughter Ashley, Campbell sings "Postcards from Paris," then adds another gem singing Jerry Reed's Johnny Cash hit "A Thing Called Love." Closing, Campbell offers up his touching finale, appropriately rifled "Adios." For Campbell, making this album was a labor of love; for his loyal fans, this was the best gift they could receive! Reaching the fmal stages of Alzheimer's disease, the 81-year-old Campbell con- tinues his life in Nashville sur- rounded by his loving family. COMMODORES V/NYL/Motown- UMe A flashback to 1977 brings the Commodores' serf-rifled fifth studio album. The album was able to hold the #1 spot for eight weeks, thanks to the up-tempo "Brick House," and Lionel Richie's super smooth ballad "Easy." The tune "Brick House" got to the #3 spot as a crossover hit, while "Easy" hit the #1 slot on Billboard's R&B chart. In addition to the two charted tracks, included The time has come, the walrus said, TO TALKOF MANY THINGS of shoes and ships and sealing wax of cabbages and kings by Sal Giarratani EIGHT ODs IN ONE WEEKEND IN QUINCY Six people overdosed on opioids within 48 hours two week-ends ago, including two who overdosed twice. The over- doses occurred between Fri- day night and Sunday morn- ing. All six were taken to the former Quincy Medical Center ER, which is now run by the Carney Hospital as a satellite ER, where they were monitored and released. The overdoses were spread all across the city. According to the head of Quincy's Drug Unit, it is taxing on EMS. Of course it is, but first responders just keep doing their best. Thank God for Narcan. It is keeping people alive. This is an epi- demic and it shows little sign of easing. We need to get more people into treatment. We need to make it a priority. We need better " funding and better education. SPEAKING OF NARCAN Luke Quincy, the opioid crisis has reached epic proportions in East Boston, too, and across the nation. Nearly 2,000 peo- ple died of these opioid related overdoses in Massachusetts last year with an average of 38 opioid.deaths per day in 2016. Recently, the Baker Admin- istration announced it will provide $100,000 of Narcan to the East Boston Neighborhood before an election become un- constitutional? I oppose same day registration. I don't want folks showing up to register and then vote. I see plenty of room for voter fraud. Thank you ACLU for nothing. MET UP WITH THE BLACK SWAN The other evening, while sell- ing sausages for "Two Dog" down at Faneuil Hall Market- place, I met up with the "Black Swan," who purchased one of my sandwiches and loved it so much that he proceeded to do a rap about sausages. I kid you not. One never knows what to expect late at night outside all those bars. EASTIE WEEK 2017 Eastie Week 2017, presented by East Boston Main Streets, is now on. It started Wednesday, July 12th, with a Harbor Sun- set Cruise and will continue on until Saturday, July 22"d; at the Garlic Festival. Check out all the events at summeronthewa- eastie-week2017. LUCKY SEVEN CONCERTS Recently at Quincy Market, they started 7:00 pm concerts down by where the large Christ- mas tree is usually placed. On Thursday, July 6% the Silver Arrow Band performed for a large crowd who certainly were enjoying their great mix of mu- sic from classic rock to today's pop to R&B throwback to jazz. The band loves both Michael is returning on October 21 st and 22nd, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm. Artist registration for this annual art show runs till July 15th. For more information, go to MOODY BLUES JUST IN TOWN The Moody Blues were just in town over at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion at the Seaport on July 10th. Great show! Packed with fans. The Moody Blues first played Boston 50 years ago over at the Psychedelic Su- permarket. Anybody remember that place? Back then they were pushing their latest album, In Search of the Lost Chord. The celebration the other night was in honor of their first al- bum, Days of Future Passed, which included "Nights in White Satin" and uesday Mtemoon." I never get tired of listening to both those hit songs. It brings back great memories from the late '60s. SOUL SCHOOL SUNDAYS Check out Soul School Sun- day on 97.7 FM, hosted by Rick Anderson, from 7:00 pm until the midnight hour. Great old R&B from back in the day. NEW HOTEL FOR REVERE BEACH Revere looks like it might be getting a new hotel on the. beach- JBX Develp rs of East Boston recently present- ed plans for a 175-room hotel with an 80-seat restaurant songwriter Sandy Denny's are, "Squeeze the Fruit," "Fun- Health Center, which will be Jackson and Stevie Wonder, and 126 parking spaces at "Who Knows Mere the. Time ny Feeling," "Heayen Knqws,"among 10 c~unity health :-playing.many:_oftheirhit~es.~'.4,gj~:S4~ReVer~,~Be~ ~,t~atd~hrd, Goes from 1969. and Zoom, ajomt effort from centers recewmg the drug as The Was ite of e S']:u 16"x -ck J ISTER OF NONE- Richie and group bassist Ron- part of an increasing public as an old drummer from back Lounge. Mayor Bill Arngo sup- ORIGINAL SERIES SOUNDTRACK l.dceshore Records The music from Master of None is a potpourri of songs, many with International fla- vor. The music of Season 2 is described as taking the soundtrack into equally dis- tinct and more diverse musical directions than the music from Season 1. Cuts performed by singers from Italy include "Piu' Di Te" and "Se Piangi Se Ridi" by Mina, "La Dolce Vita" from Ryan Paris, and "Okay Okay" from Pino Dangio. "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" by Soft Cell, and "I Can't Let It Happen To You" from the Walker Broth- ers. Louisiana's Bobby Charles contributes the comforting "I Must Be In a Good Place Now," while Canco Hamisi performs "Umugabo Wukuri~ in his na- tive tongue, and Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons sing the obscure "You're a Song {That I Can't Sing)'. GLEN CAMPBELL- ADIOS UMe While it is sad to see most anything come to an end, it is with a celebratory sound that Glen Campbell gets a chance to create his farewell studio al- bum Adios, which puts an ex- clamation point on an extraor- dinary career that has covered over five decades with sales of 50 million albums. For his fina- le, Campbell recorded a dozen songs he loved but never got a chance to record before. Among those are Harry Nilsson's "Ev- erybody's Talkin '," the Iove'song "Just Luke Always," and a duet with Willie Nelson on the haunt- ing "Funny How Time Slips Away." Former band member Carl Jackson penned a tribute to Glen rifled "Arkansas Farm- ald LaPread. The second side has ~on't You Come Dance with Me," "Funky Situation," and "Patch it Up." Many of the songs from the Commodores have endured as covers and samples. Richie had a hand in penning a half dozen of the songs, with guitarist Thomas McClary joining him on four of them. A sound that never dies, compliments of the legendary Commodores! JOSS STONE: THE SOUL SESSIONS VOLUME 1 VINYL/UMe Known as Joss Stone to those of us in America, this soul- ful artist, Joscelyn Eve Stoker, was born in Dover, Kent, Eng- land. UMe decided to release this 2003 album Joss Stone: The Soul Sessions Volume I, as a vinyl reissue. This ten-track session includes several soul sensations, during which Stone covers a host of songs from soul artists, including Aretha Frank- lin's "All the King's Horses," Carla Thomas' "I~re Fallen In Love With You," Bettye Swan's Wicrim of a Foolish Heart," and the Soul Brothers Six's "Some Kind of Wonderful." Add to that are her covers of Waylon Jennings' "The Chokin' Kind," plus John Sebastian's "I Had a Dream" and Willy "Sugar Billy" Garner's "Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin' on Me? Part 1)." Next, Stone takes on the Isley Brothers' "For the Love of You (Parts 1 & 2l," and the White Stripes' "Fell in Love With a Girl" {done as "Fell in Love With a Boy"), which was Joss' first single. A gravelly voice with a super soulful sound made this sixteen-year-old (at the time) a super artist both in America and the United Kingdom! awareness about the role of Narcan. JUST THINKING Since when has requiring folks to register to vote 20 days in a '60s band, I know good ports this proposal, calling it drumming, the single biggest development ROSLINDAL OPEN STUDIOS on the beach in 20 years, and THIS OCTOBER stated, "It's a no brainer for The Roslindale Open Studios me." Mayor's Summer Block Parties are Back Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to a fun and free Neighborhood Block Party select Thursday nights in July and August from 5:00 to 7:00 pro. Summer Block Parties offer a variety of free activities. This summer's schedule is as follows: July 13th -- Charlestown: BCYF C1ougherty Pool and Doherty Park, Bunker Hill Street (swimming). 'July 27tb South End: Peter's Park, Washington Street. August 3 Mattapau: BCYF Mildred Avenue Community Center (swimming). August I0 South Boston: BCYF Condon Community Center (swimming). August 17th Roslindale: BCYF Flaherty Pool (swimming). August 24th East Boston: BCYF Pads Street Community Center and Pool and Paris Street Playground (swimming). In the case of rain or other weather issues, please check the BCYF Facebook page {Facebook com/BCYFBoston} or Twitter at @BCYFCenters to check ,for cancellation. The Block Parties are generously supported by the Foundation for BCYF. Update Your Software to Help Prevent Ransomware Ransomware attacks are becoming a regular vent access through stolen or hacked creden- occurrence, locking computers and networks rials. 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