The Old Forge (Saturday 10th August 2019)
Speckled Wood in the porch, taking shelter on the front door glass from the wind and rain. Not a particularly good macro; I'm in awe of those blippers who seem to effortlessly master them.
11.8.2019 (1307 hr)
Blip #3007 (#2757 + 250 archived blips taken 27.8.1960-18.3.2010)
Consecutive Blip #005
Blips/Extras In 2019 #184/265 + #069/100 Extras
Day #3424 (765 gaps from 26.3.2010)
LOTD #2151 (#1992 + 159 in archived blips)
Old Forge series
Taken with Pentax K-50 (Red) and Pentax D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 WR lens
Lozarhythm Of The Day:
Four Tops - Standing In The Shadows Of Love (recorded 19 October 1966 - 6 November 1966, Hitsville Studio A/Golden World Studio B, Detroit MI)
This was a written-to-order follow up to the Tops' big hit Reach Out I'll Be There, recorded just before they went on a tour that took in a show at the Royal Albert Hall in London, so that they had a new single in time for Christmas. The Tops were summoned to the studio while Holland, Dozier and Holland were still writing the lyric. While the title may have been inspired by a Supremes B-side (Standing At The Crossroads Of Love) the tune was distilled from the chorus chords of their Stop! In The Name Of Love.
It has one of Levi Stubbs' most impassioned baritone lead vocals (slightly speeded up at the mix stage), bongos by Eddie 'Bongo' Brown and a notable Arabic feel courtesy of James Jamerson's bass. Berry Gordy had just acquired Golden World Studios for his Motown empire and the vocals (and possibly the band track) were recorded at the first Motown session there, although parts of it were recorded at Hitsville, probably including the Andantes' added female backing vocals.
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