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THE CAEOLINA JOURNAL, Wednesday, January 31, 1968 PAGE 3
By Monte Zepeda
The last single recording released by the late Otis Redding,“Sit
ting on the Dock of the Bay’’, is destined to be the biggest selling
disc by the soul king. It is a unique mixture of sounds that are rare
in today’s recording business.
The song is a lazy rhythm and blues tune about a man who has
traveled the world over and just wants to get away from it aU
and put down in one spot to forget. Of course someone can always
say that the last recording by an artist indicated that the singer
had a premonition of death but this record really could show such
a premonition. Although Otis Redding was one of the business*
greatest stars and money makers, show business is a lonely pro
fession and could bring such a desire to get away to a performer.
Whether or not this was the case with Redding tew will ever know.
WGIV is undergoing many changes. Because of this, the music
programming at the station is another unique mixture of sounds.
In the mid-aftemoon, gospel musi c is heard. But not much later
Gary Edwards and psychedelic sounds flood the air - - really in
there. And still later. Rockin’ Ray plays the best of rhythm and
blues. If a good record comes up, he’ll play it twice.
But amid all the confusion, somebody is still picking winners
The station frequently plays a cut from the Tamla album by Mar
vin Gay and Tammi Terrell “United”. The song is one of the
most beautiful put out by the two, “If This World Were Mine”
It could possibly be the next single by rhythm and blues artists!
Jimi Hendrix, of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, has distinguished
himself as th e leading artist in the new psychedelic sound that
is raging on the west coast. Not only is he the leader of the field
he is also the only Negro to become accomplished in psych sound!
His latest album on Reprise records is along the line of Sgt.
Pepper by the Beatles as far as the cover goes only. It has a color
ful design and on the inside lyrics are found. But the songs are
something else. If you are going to make the plunge into psyche
delic, and everyone will have to sooner or later, Jimi Hendrix
is the way to do it—especially here in the South. The mixture of
Negro rhythm and blues of sorts with the psych sound of the West
is out of sight. Try it out.
Almost any college student will tell you that Mantovani is for
the Guy Lombardo set of middle-aged smoothies. But Mantovani’s
newest London album will make liars of all of them.
Everyone will agree that Mantovani was on the right track aU
along if he had only put his talents to work on more up-to-date
tunes. He has.
“The Mantovani Touch” is a collection of beautifully presented
songs of today. Included are “Release Me”, “Alfie”, “What Now
My Love”, “On a Clear Day”, “Impossible Dream”, “My Cup
Runneth Over”, “A Man and A Woman”, “Edelweiss”, “The Days
of Wine and Roses”, and others. Each will hold the listener like
If you need some good instrumental dance music. Bill Black’s
Combo and Willie Mitchell have the answer. “The Memphis Sound”
of Hi records is an accurate description of both albums.
The death of Bill Black some time ago left a void in the business
that nobody thought could be filled. But his combo kept on and re
leased a new album, “Bill Black’s Beat Goes On”. It presents
stirring versions of “The Beat Goes On”, “Ode to Billy Joe”,
“Funky Broadway”, “A White Shade of Pale”, “Gotta Travel On”,
“Soul Man”, “Let the Good Times Roll”, “The Letter”, “Never
My Love”, “The Stripper”, and others.
Willie Mitchell has been a leading if not the leading soul in
strumentalist for years. He has a “live performance” album
that’ll catch everybody up in the beat. It has an old Mitchell hit,
“20-75” plus “My Girl”, “Mustang Sally”, “Mercy Mercy Mercy”,
“Smokie” (a Bill Black hit), “Boot Leg”, “I’ll Be in Trouble”,
The Fugs. A totally unique trio that has been the subject of much
controversy up north and in the west. Two Masters and one Ph.D.,
the three have recorded a number of songs that bristle the hair
on the backs of mothers across this nation. Why? Take a look
at the titles of some of the group’s songs from their new Reprise
album, “The Fugs — Tenderness Junction”.
Aphrodite Mass (In 5 sections)
I Litany of the Street Grope
n Genuflection at the Temple of Squack
HI Petals in the Sea
IV Sappho’s Hymn to Aphrodite
V Homage to Throb Thrills
All that isn’t so bad till you get to “Wet Dream”, “Turn On/
Tune In/Drop Out”, “Knock Knock”, and “Exorcising the Evil
Spirits from the Pentagon October 21, 1967”.
Yet these songs are not just something to catch tlie infantile
minds of tennie-boppers out for a thrill. They are deep, significant
songs about- problems the world now faces. If you are doubtful,
give them a listen.
“Do Unto Me” James and Bobby Purify
“1941” Tom Northcott
“We Can Fly” The Cowsills
“Baby, You Got It”, Clarence Murray
“These Arms of Mine” Albert Washington
“Dear Delilah” The Grapefruit
“Walk Away Renee” Four Tops
“The End of the Road” Gladys Knight
“I Wanna Be Your Man” Bobby Moore
“Music Music Music” Happenings.
Da Vinci Exhibits Makeslt-
Models Are Remarkable
BY SONIA MIZELL
Despite snow and ice, the Leo
nardo da Vinci exhibit arrived
at the University Union on
The scale models of several of
da Vinci’s inventions on display
in the Parquet Room are well
worth taking time to look at.It’s
almost impossible to believe that
they were invented five hundred
years ago. They parallel inven
tions that are of absolute nec
essity to today’s world.
The colorful models show the
crude methods of movement that
were used since there were no
motors. Most of them are con
structed to be powered by human
The University had been waiting
for two years to obtain the loan
of this impular exhibit frcm Inter
national Busines s Machines Cor
poration. It will remain through
February 9, and is free and open
to the public weekdays from 8:30
ajn. to 5 p.m.
Students Should Begin
Girls: ! Here’s your opportun
ity to take the boy of your choice
9price : $1.00 per couple) to an
out of sight dance with Willie T
AND THE Fantastics.
It’ll all happen on Friday, Feb.
9 in the University Union cafet
eria beginning at 9:00 p.m. and
lasting until you’re ready to end
it all . . .
So grab in BYOB (bring your
own boy) style the guy of your
choice and be here for the
BY SONIA MIZELL
Now is the time for all aspir
ing artists to begin preparing for
the Spring Arts Festival. Begin
ning April 1 and ending April
5 will be Arts Week on campus.
A variety of activities, promis
ing to offer something of interest
to every student, are now being
planned to last the entire week.
Many students will remember
“The HaHJening” last year, the
results of which were two gar-
gantuous “paintings” and one ex
tremely artistic junk pile.This
year’s Arts Festival will have
just as many “wild and wooley”
happenings on campus, and off
campus, as last year’s did.
Throughout the week, student
art work will be on exhibit. A
$25 purchase prize will be pre
sented for one of those exhibited.
Any type of paintings,-sculptures,
prints, etchings, etc. may be en
Ingersoll To Speak Today
Charlotte Police Chief, John In
gersoll will speak today to the
members of the Rotary Club
on “Service of the Citizen to Law
Palmer Is Named As
CHARLOTTE—A leadership posi
tion in Econimics and Business
Administration has been filled on
campus. V. Palmer, professor of
business management and Director
erf Graduate Study in Business at
Old Dominion College in Norfolk,
Va., has been named Professor
and Chairman of the Department
of Economics and Business Ad
Dr. Palmer has been teaching
marketing and business manage
ment at Old Dominion and is en
gaged in consulting and market
ing research in the Tidewater
He has done research and writing
in the fields of advertising and
sales forecasting. He is co-author
of a forthcoming text entitled,
“Advertising: Mass Communica
tion in Marketing.”
The new chairman participated
in the establishment and develop
ment of the master of business
administration degree program at
Old Dominion. He also conceived
and was instrumental in develop
ing a masters degree program in
in economics with a concentration
in iivternational commerce.
He introduced and implemented
computerized simulations as an
instructional technique at Old Do
minion. This technique is closely
linked to the business games some
institutions have entered in which
solutions are worked out for hy
pothetical business problems.
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THE RESTAURAN'I' NEAR THE UNIVERSITY
Open S A.M. To 11 :30 P.M.
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Widely reguarded as one of the
top police administrators in the
nation, Mr. Ingersoll Is leading
Charlotte to a modernization of
its police force.
The talk is primarily for mem
bers of the club, but Interested
persons will be welcomed. It will
be held in C-122.
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