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Terry Callier has joined the Golden Circle

November 3, 2012

terry callier – it’s about time (from “the new folk sound of”, prestige 1965 lp)
terry callier – golden circle #317 (from “occasional rain”, cadet 1972 lp)
terry callier – holdin’ on (to your love) (from “fire on ice”, elektra 1978 lp)

Earlier this week, Chicago singer Terry Callier passed away. I remember hearing “ordinary joe“for the first time – it must’ve been around 1996, and I remember my drink almost slipping from my hand while I rushed up to the dj. Callier had the rare knack of translating what it’s like to be human into song, and deserves a place alongside Curtis Mayfield and John Coltrane.  Rest in power, and may your music continue to offer joy and solace to others. Thank you Terry.

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