Mockingbird by Inez and Charlie Foxx

If you thought Carly Simon’s and James Taylor’s version of Mockingbird was pretty good, listen to the original from 1963. Whew! Inez’s got super-powered pure energy like Tina Turner at her best (when she was backed by Ike). I buy very few CDs these days, what with Sirius radio, but this was one: Charlie and Inez Foxx: Mockingbird, COL-CD 5301, Collectables Record Corp. The title song here is just brilliant singing, nothing quite like it.

I have to admit (sheepishly) to having played the song 5 times just now. Hey, after a week laid up in bed, things are lookin up.  My operated-upon knee feels good. I’m back to working on my tiny house book (wow!). It’s a sunny day, some caffeine, ganja, good rhythm and blues, and stylin is the word.

Everybody, have you heard,

He’s gonna buy me a Mockingbird,

Oh, if that Mockingbird don’t sing

He’s gonna buy me a diamond ring…

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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