terry callier: what do you think of him?

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delicate? soulful? visionary? obvious? dull as dust? preachy?

by another name (amateurist), Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:59 (eight years ago) Permalink

One of the all time great songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0YOb5IC1js

President Keyes, Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

This one is my fav
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RtTFtC5CSI

mmmm, Thursday, 13 May 2010 10:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

President Keyes OTM about Ordinary Joe
Why isn't that song on a pedestal with the likes of Sir Duke, Let's Stay Together, etc...?

Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 15 May 2010 09:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

A very comforting voice...I always turn to TC when I'm down...

henry s, Saturday, 15 May 2010 18:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000026HWR.jpg
best album cover ever

Gifted Unlimited Display Names Universal (deej), Saturday, 15 May 2010 18:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

good record too, i have a repress which is ok-sound qual wise :-/

Gifted Unlimited Display Names Universal (deej), Saturday, 15 May 2010 18:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

the first light thing is my fave.

by another name (amateurist), Sunday, 16 May 2010 00:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Reports going around from Gilles Peterson among others that Callier has passed away at the age of 67.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 28 October 2012 21:33 (five years ago) Permalink

Very sad. Two classics currently making me moist-eyed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaYBkhgxhj8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_d2EEeugWg

Deafening silence (DL), Sunday, 28 October 2012 21:47 (five years ago) Permalink

sad indeed.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 28 October 2012 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

Sad sad news. Falls into the Curtis camp for me as someone who deserved to have been heard and appreciated by a much wider audience.

RIP Terry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70sVZztaJUU

groovypanda, Monday, 29 October 2012 08:31 (five years ago) Permalink

R.I.P. His first album is one of my all time favorites.

O-Jah Da Lionmane (longneck), Monday, 29 October 2012 08:57 (five years ago) Permalink

The brown sleeve compi cd is very good. Some otherworldly material on there.

I think Les Intouchables had a song by him on the s/trk, certainly sounded like him. Took me a moment to place who it was.

Just saw a duet with Beth Orton advertised somewhere yesterday. Wondering if it was in relation to his death that it was being advertised or if it was already coming out when he died.

Kicking myself for not getting along to see him at the Jazz cafe in Camden a few years back. Meant to but somehow didn't make it.

Stevolende, Monday, 29 October 2012 10:36 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP TC

henry s, Monday, 29 October 2012 10:39 (five years ago) Permalink

A friend saw him in his second comeback gig in Camden Jazz Cafe in 1994.

He cried because so many people had come to see him and he'd no idea so many people still listened to him.

groovypanda, Monday, 29 October 2012 11:25 (five years ago) Permalink

The Beth Orton duet was issued some time ago..

Mark G, Monday, 29 October 2012 12:24 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksAixyn6dpU

There you go..

Mark G, Monday, 29 October 2012 12:26 (five years ago) Permalink

I hadn't heard of him until the RIPs, but wow, "Dancing Girl" is amazing. Produced by Charles Stepney of Rotary Connection!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvcNUEVfwOg

thraeds of life (The Reverend), Monday, 29 October 2012 23:54 (five years ago) Permalink

From the Guardian obit:

He had abandoned music for a job as a computer programmer at the University of Chicago until a new generation rediscovered his work in the early 90s. It was only when that record won a United Nations award that his employers at the university discovered his new double life and dismissed him from his post.

fucking hell

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 16:52 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that made steam come out of my ears.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:25 (five years ago) Permalink

i don't get it, they actually fired him because they found out he was a musician?

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:27 (five years ago) Permalink

there's probably more to the story.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:36 (five years ago) Permalink

Gave "What Color is Love" a spin tonight, first in a long time. It's the only one of his I've heard, but it's a really nice record. He's kinda somewhere in-between Gil Scott-Heron and John Martyn..

Mule, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:50 (five years ago) Permalink

As I've been saying, his first album is a real gem. Mostly covers/traditional songs, but such great interpretations.

O-Jah Da Lionmane (longneck), Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Thanks. Will listen. (though I hate how I always end up checking stuff out after the artist dies. I'm probably not the only one).

Mule, Tuesday, 30 October 2012 22:57 (five years ago) Permalink

rest in peace you beautiful man.

jed_, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 02:49 (five years ago) Permalink

love that folk album, so hypnotic

buzza, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 03:04 (five years ago) Permalink

RIP

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 04:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Gave "What Color is Love" a spin tonight, first in a long time. It's the only one of his I've heard, but it's a really nice record. He's kinda somewhere in-between Gil Scott-Heron and John Martyn..

― Mule, Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:50 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah. what a weird, unmarketable niche to occupy when you think about it.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Wednesday, 31 October 2012 07:15 (five years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfq7J5VC6TU

buzza, Wednesday, 31 October 2012 07:37 (five years ago) Permalink

listening to what color is love this morning -- such a cool record. Stepney could've gone nuts but it seems like he was into the subtlety of callier's thing. all of the production/arrangement touches are pretty perfect.

tylerw, Friday, 2 November 2012 16:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Very enjoyable - thanks! Like sunday morning coffee.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 2 November 2012 20:13 (five years ago) Permalink

Gilles Peterson played a whole lot of TC on his 6Music show on Saturday afternoon - rare tracks etc

bham, Wednesday, 7 November 2012 16:37 (five years ago) Permalink

five years pass...

next album to get after What Color Is Love?

jamiesummerz, Friday, 13 April 2018 15:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Occasional Rain or New Folk Sound for me.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Friday, 13 April 2018 15:19 (three months ago) Permalink


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