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whiskofclarity
(NE Ohio)
Posted: Sep 05, 2017 18:51
 

Weirdos of the world...alright...
JanzieNL
Posted: Aug 20, 2017 9:15
 

NONE OF US ARE FREE  <—- because of the Federal Reserve Bank and the IRS 

We are all slaves 


Ulises
(8th Circle)
Posted: Sep 16, 2016 10:28
 

 papajoe_aiea wrote:
Yeah, sorry.  Pretty much done with this song.  Dropping it down to 3.

 
Wow! Just think of all the sleep I'm going to miss out on worrying about your rating.
Toke
(Bournemouth UK)
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 12:56
 

You can say that again Solomon.
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: Feb 06, 2016 21:53
 

smooth move Bill
papajoe_aiea
(Aiea, Hawaii)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 17:44
 

Yeah, sorry.  Pretty much done with this song.  Dropping it down to 3.
ziggytrix
(Dallas, TX)
Posted: Apr 30, 2015 8:15
 

 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:

Gil Scott is dead....but last I noticed, revolutions are televised (see, Egypt, 2011). Or at least on twitter....

Use the web for change!

Peace.

ps what  is Cf. ?

 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cf.
slippery
(Cold north on the other side of the puddle)
Posted: Nov 23, 2014 23:46
 

"While there is a lower class, I am in it; and while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free."
- Eugene V. Debs
bstevens1951
(Bar Harbor, Maine)
Posted: Oct 23, 2014 16:24
 

 Reference.
Bobert_ParkCity wrote:

Gil Scott is dead....but last I noticed, revolutions are televised (see, Egypt, 2011). Or at least on twitter....

Use the web for change!

Peace.

ps what  is Cf. ?

 


Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:53
 

This is a good version; I believe Ray Charles originally did it some time in the '90s.  I guess Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil will have to be contacted about their grammatical error by one of the folks here.
Otomi
(La orilla de la civilización)
Posted: Jun 20, 2014 15:47
 

 4merdj wrote:
Dear Mr. Burke,

I agree with you ... "None of us can find it on our own.
I hope you are now in the presence of the only one who leads to true freedom! {#Sunny} 

 
Harriet Tubman?
tulfan
(Still in SE MI)
Posted: May 20, 2014 6:23
 

This is making me hungry for some Blind Boys of Alabama music.
midreaming
Posted: Apr 18, 2014 23:27
 

 pinto wrote:

So basically what he's saying is that none of us are free?

 
..it's not called a mortal-coil for nothin
Angry_Old_Man
Posted: Mar 18, 2014 9:54
 

Gospel roots of soul in a modern recording from an early soul innovator.

Thanks for the play!
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Jul 03, 2013 20:22
 

Dear Mr. Burke,

I agree with you ... "None of us can find it on our own.
I hope you are now in the presence of the only one who leads to true freedom! {#Sunny} 
Kolohe_Girl
(Romania [the land of Vlad Tepes, not Dracula])
Posted: May 06, 2013 2:21
 

Iʻm liking it...{#Bananapiano}
richlister
(Here, there, pretty much everywhere.)
Posted: Feb 01, 2013 3:16
 

 timelessart wrote:
I think some people need hobbies
 
  
calypsus_1 wrote:

.............The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin'
Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
S.E. Rogie - Kpindigbee
Jerry Douglas - Route Irish
Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor
Counting Crows - Anna Begins................

Well, I think there will be no radio stations around the world, presenting a "set" (30 min.) equal or even similar. Why? There may be many whys .... or do not know, or do not want, or are not interested, or lack of independence, or is not profitable (market dependency). Or all reasons combined. RP is different. "None Of Us Are Free". Is true. Like says no one are completly independent. Because we are subject, permanently, changes and alterations, that is the nature of the world in which we live. But, it is proven, it is possible to combine all the factors, market, industry, diversity, entertainment, without losing the "cable", without losing "sight", without sacrificing the values, artistic quality, memories, authenticity, tradition, talent, innovation, harmony. Because it takes know-how & art. When it seems that everything is already done, everything is invented, this is a terrible mistake. Because you have to pass the "baton" to new generations. You need to reinvent. Music can not be just an entertainment factor. This is reductive and alienating. Music can not or should become, to submit to a mere product of industrial manufacturing, and its creators in some "automata" handlers of electronic artifacts. The music has to have soul. Music has always, to be associated with the culture of the peoples in all its aspects, social, cultural, historical, political, spiritual. Only then will reach its goal. Producing well-being and satisfaction to those who hear and feel. This requires "know-how" and Art.

 
In particular...
calypsus_1
(East of Eden)
Posted: Nov 15, 2012 15:21
 


.............The Police - Walking On The Moon
The Wailin' Jennys - Storm Comin'
Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free
S.E. Rogie - Kpindigbee
Jerry Douglas - Route Irish
Dire Straits - Single Handed Sailor
Counting Crows - Anna Begins................

Well, I think there will be no radio stations around the world, presenting a "set" (30 min.) equal or even similar. Why? There may be many whys .... or do not know, or do not want, or are not interested, or lack of independence, or is not profitable (market dependency). Or all reasons combined. RP is different. "None Of Us Are Free". Is true. Like says no one are completly independent. Because we are subject, permanently, changes and alterations, that is the nature of the world in which we live. But, it is proven, it is possible to combine all the factors, market, industry, diversity, entertainment, without losing the "cable", without losing "sight", without sacrificing the values, artistic quality, memories, authenticity, tradition, talent, innovation, harmony. Because it takes know-how & art. When it seems that everything is already done, everything is invented, this is a terrible mistake. Because you have to pass the "baton" to new generations. You need to reinvent. Music can not be just an entertainment factor. This is reductive and alienating. Music can not or should become, to submit to a mere product of industrial manufacturing, and its creators in some "automata" handlers of electronic artifacts. The music has to have soul. Music has always, to be associated with the culture of the peoples in all its aspects, social, cultural, historical, political, spiritual. Only then will reach its goal. Producing well-being and satisfaction to those who hear and feel. This requires "know-how" and Art.


timelessart
(London,ON)
Posted: Aug 28, 2012 2:15
 

I think some people need hobbies
 
Bobert_ParkCity
(Actually, No longer in Park City Utah)
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 16:19
 

 velocette wrote:

Not in the prison-industrial state. Cf. war on drugs. Cf. war on young black males.

Oh, and if you haven't heard: The revolution will not be televised.
 
Gil Scott is dead....but last I noticed, revolutions are televised (see, Egypt, 2011). Or at least on twitter....

Use the web for change!

Peace.

ps what  is Cf. ?
AndyJ
(Oregon)
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 16:19
 

Makes me think of beach bar dance floor, smooth concrete and sand, with cold beer ... time to get up and move around... Summer is coming to an end in the Northern Hemisphere... I'd think of Oz, Fiji or somewhere along the islands and peninsulaa up towards SEAsia... But without black blues music... It's not the same... The only place we find freedom is in song and dance... Make a Joyful Noise and move some feet.
Bobert_ParkCity
(Actually, No longer in Park City Utah)
Posted: Jul 27, 2012 16:15
 

Gotta admit that I'd never heard of Mr Burke b4 reading High Fidelity - But I caught up.

He's the man, for sure, though not too hopeful this situation (none of us are free...) changes anytime soon....
DD gypsyman
(just passing through....)
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:14
 

 Nerubo wrote:

Hear, hear! By the logic of the grammar purists here, the Rolling Stones should have sung "I Can't Get Any Satisfaction" because it's more grammatically "correct" than the alleged double negative.

 
Unfortunately, if you can't play it right, you can't play it good. Your comments about grammar only highlight a lack of awareness of the distinction between prescriptive and descriptive linguistics. Most professional musicians (for the most part) are highly skilled technicians, breaking the rules to produce an emotive response. Thus, I (and you, apparently) can't get no satisfaction. And none of us be free.

Peace, out.
satkinson
(London, UK)
Posted: Jun 26, 2012 6:05
 

I'm a grammar pedant too as my dad corrected me from an early age (it finally sank in during my twenties!). So hearing this really grates! None of us is free. Grrrr! The song would be all right otherwise.
SquiddlyDiddly
(Brighton, UK)
Posted: May 25, 2012 9:23
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
...but some us are reasonably priced.
 
I'm the luxury model and still full price.
michaelc
(Walnut Creek, CA)
Posted: Apr 23, 2012 15:54
 

where are my sunglasses !
{#Cool}
velocette
(Puget Sound, beneath the volcanoes)
Posted: Mar 22, 2012 22:50
 

 pinto wrote:

So basically what he's saying is that none of us are free?

 
Not in the prison-industrial state. Cf. war on drugs. Cf. war on young black males.

Oh, and if you haven't heard: The revolution will not be televised.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Dec 18, 2011 18:17
 

Heard the Sojourners do this song better, until the 15th chorus at the end. There may have been more, but I was gone - free, as you might say.

pinto
(west meade)
Posted: Dec 10, 2011 20:07
 

So basically what he's saying is that none of us are free?


Byronape
(Snorkeling in the River Styx)
Posted: Oct 29, 2011 23:20
 

 lshinkawa wrote:
So tired of this song
 
Yeah, I'm there with you.  I can apperciate the message, importance of Solomon Burke himself, and hear the natural talent in the music... but it's getting too much play in my opinion.

I want to lower my rating of this song because I'm tired of hearing it, but at the same time I can't stop thinking of it so highly.  Ugh.

Dahlia_Gumbo
(San Francisco)
Posted: Oct 08, 2011 14:53
 

True.

{#Yell}
Nerubo
(Denver, CO)
Posted: Sep 22, 2011 12:40
 

 rdo wrote:

Whenever someone "corrects" somone else's grammar or speech, I can only think "By what right?".  <..deletion>
 
Hear, hear! By the logic of the grammar purists here, the Rolling Stones should have sung "I Can't Get Any Satisfaction" because it's more grammatically "correct" than the alleged double negative.

lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Sep 14, 2011 22:01
 

So tired of this song {#Cry}
lkovathana
(Chicago, Illinois)
Posted: Aug 27, 2011 20:52
 

Wow, what a great song.  Love it.
Dahlia_Gumbo
(San Francisco)
Posted: Aug 24, 2011 21:54
 

It's good, but a tad too repetitive. But that's a pet peeve of mine in a lot of songs. I like lyrics and poetry with my tunes.


FooledAgain
(43°40'N 79°20'W)
Posted: Aug 06, 2011 19:45
 

 rdo wrote:

Whenever someone "corrects" somone else's grammar or speech, I can only think "By what right?".  Why is anyone compelled to follow a mere convention, and what authority is vested in it?  A police officer is vested to enforce laws, his right is based in the constitution (or common law, etc..).  There is no such thing for language.  3rd grade grammar teachers and publishing houses don't count, much less the King's speech. 
 
Agree me! Vestignish am authoritoids fro bookup terradiidle! Hawmf?

lshinkawa
(Berkeley, CA)
Posted: Jul 27, 2011 11:34
 

Kind of tired of this song{#Neutral}
calypsus_1
Posted: Jul 08, 2011 18:41
 


Solomon Burke with Patty Griffin - Up To The Mountain, Live

Mr Soul does a song with Ms Griffin.

"Great show, and Buddy Miller on guitar adds icing on the cake! "   bobbiejaeger

"Up to the mountain ....... a peaceful place. RIP Burke 10-10-10."  yokasok 

"Love SB and prefer his recording of the song in his Nashville CD but it is great to finally see them together! Patty writes some stunners! "    FXMAN66

 


rdo
(DC)
Posted: May 19, 2011 11:37
 

 Jelani wrote:
Hmm, I always thought "none" was shortened for "not one"(singular). Which would make it none of us IS free. 
So, I looked it up. One dictionary  claims no historical precedent for it NOT being used in either singular OR plural context.
Another dictionary insists that it is singular only.
I say tomayto you tomahto ? 

 
Whenever someone "corrects" somone else's grammar or speech, I can only think "By what right?".  Why is anyone compelled to follow a mere convention, and what authority is vested in it?  A police officer is vested to enforce laws, his right is based in the constitution (or common law, etc..).  There is no such thing for language.  3rd grade grammar teachers and publishing houses don't count, much less the King's speech. 


Ahnyer_Keester
(Chicago Il)
Posted: May 19, 2011 11:23
 

 Businessgypsy wrote:
...but some us are reasonably priced.
 
Also, check the clearance bin for some of us marked down up to 70%.

I love this song.

Businessgypsy
(Deepest, Darkest Florida)
Posted: May 19, 2011 11:21
 

...but some us are reasonably priced.
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: May 10, 2011 10:09
 

 lexica wrote:
Now, now, folks — it's a floor wax and a dessert topping.

 
{#Roflol}By golly, I think you're right.  {#High-five}
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: May 10, 2011 10:04
 

Anyway, I think we've all got it wrong; it's actually- None of us AM free, if one of us BE chained.
Jelani
(Home of the freak, land of the vague)
Posted: May 04, 2011 5:35
 

 Cynaera wrote:

According to what I was taught in High School, a prepositional phrase (in this case, "of us") is NEVER to be included when determining subjects and predicates.  Noun:  NONE (plural, in the context of this song.)  Verb:  ARE (also plural.)   Noun:  ONE (singular, in context.)  Verb:  IS (also singular.)

Uh, I sorta lost my train of thought while analyzing myself up my own ass. {#Lol}  I'm sure there are more educated and literate people out in RP-land who've made correct grammar their entire life's work, so I'll shut up now and leave this little sticking point to the experts.

And coccyx - I may have to slap you with a fish. {#Roflol} (Doesn't your screen name have something to do with the bone in the base of the spine that leads some people to think humans once had prehensile tails?  Just wondering...)
 
Hmm, I always thought "none" was shortened for "not one"(singular). Which would make it none of us IS free. 
So, I looked it up. One dictionary  claims no historical precedent for it NOT being used in either singular OR plural context.
Another dictionary insists that it is singular only.
I say tomayto you tomahto ? 

2Hawks
(Living in Theory -- where everything works)
Posted: May 04, 2011 5:29
 

I hate this song. Repetitive, boring, and doesn't say anything new.{#Puke}
lexica
(Oaktown, 510)
Posted: Apr 08, 2011 19:10
 

Now, now, folks — it's a floor wax and a dessert topping. Sorry, I mean, it's grammatically incorrect AND it's a fantastic song.

{#Wink}

(I've started accumulating a playlist of songs I like but whose grammatical errors put my teeth on edge. This song is on it but is only one of many, and is far from the most egregious offender. {#Beat} )

Gatlinburger
Posted: Apr 08, 2011 19:09
 

I always crank this one.  I like it.  I sing.  Bird likes it. Bird sings...   {#Yes}


Giselle62
(many bear, big rock, estuary California)
Posted: Apr 02, 2011 13:53
 

yeah, baby!
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Mar 25, 2011 13:00
 

 hcaudill wrote:
Now I'm a pedantic old geezer, but I know better than to pick a fight about grammar on a music message board. 

 
I don't know better. {#Rolleyes}
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: Mar 25, 2011 12:56
 

 coccyx wrote:

Umm.. None of us IS free if one of us are chained.

{#Wink}

 
According to what I was taught in High School, a prepositional phrase (in this case, "of us") is NEVER to be included when determining subjects and predicates.  Noun:  NONE (plural, in the context of this song.)  Verb:  ARE (also plural.)   Noun:  ONE (singular, in context.)  Verb:  IS (also singular.)

Uh, I sorta lost my train of thought while analyzing myself up my own ass. {#Lol}  I'm sure there are more educated and literate people out in RP-land who've made correct grammar their entire life's work, so I'll shut up now and leave this little sticking point to the experts.

And coccyx - I may have to slap you with a fish. {#Roflol} (Doesn't your screen name have something to do with the bone in the base of the spine that leads some people to think humans once had prehensile tails?  Just wondering...)