Bring It On Home To Me

If I had to pick my favorite record, it’d have to be “Live At Harlem Square” with Sam Cooke. (I know I’ve said this before, but hey, I’m an old guy…) This is the raw Sam, without the violins, in 1963,in front of a mostly black audience in the Overtown neighborhood in Miami. This morning I went into Grooveshark and did a search for the song and found such a wealth of good versions. Otis Redding and Carla Thomas from their great “King and Queen” collaboration, Wilson Pickett, Rod Stewart, the Animals (yes!), James Cotton, Aretha…

Sam:

Bring It On Home To Me by Sam Cooke on Grooveshark

Otis and Carla

Bring It On Home To Me by Otis Redding & Carla Thomas on Grooveshark

I think there could be great programs on the radio of different musicians doing a great song. (I don’t say “covers” because these are all like original interpretations.)

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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