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 “Dr. John: Right Place Wrong Time” 

Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack (born November 21, 1940), better known by the stage name Dr. John, is an American singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combinesbluespopjazzzydecoboogie woogie, and rock and roll.[1]

Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960s following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired bymedicine showsMardi Gras costumes, and voodoo ceremonies. Rebennack has recorded more than 20 albums and in 1973 scored a top-20 hit with “Right Place Wrong Time”.

The winner of six Grammy Awards, Rebennack was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by singer John Legend on March 14, 2011.[2] In May 2013, Rebennack was the recipient of an honorary doctorate of fine arts fromTulane University. He was jokingly referred to by Tulane’s president, Scott Cowen, as “Dr. Dr. John”.[3]

 
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“Stephen Bishop – On And On”

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Earl Stephen Bishop[1] (born November 14, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and guitarist. His biggest hits include “On and On”, “It Might Be You” and “Save It for a Rainy Day”. He has appeared in and contributed musically to many motion pictures including National Lampoon’s Animal House.

Life and career

Beginnings
Bishop was born and raised in San Diego, California, and attended Will C. Crawford High School.[2] Originally a clarinetist, he convinced his brother to buy him a guitar after seeing the Beatles on the The Ed Sullivan Show.[3] In 1967, he formed his first group, the Weeds, a British Invasion-styled band.[4]

After the Weeds folded, Bishop moved to Los Angeles in search of a solo recording contract.[4] During a lean eight-year period, where he was rejected “by nearly every label and producer”,[5] he continued to write songs, eventually landing a $50 a week job with a publishing house.[3]

Bishop’s break came when a friend, Leah Kunkel, gave Art Garfunkel one of Bishop’s demo cassettes. Garfunkel chose two of his songs, “Looking for the Right One” and “The Same Old Tears on a New Background”, to record for the platinum album Breakaway.[5] Via Garfunkel’s patronage, Bishop finally secured a recording contract with ABC Records in 1976.[4]

Recording career
Bishop’s first album, Careless, included two of his biggest hits. The first single released, “Save It for a Rainy Day”, introduced Bishop to the listening public and went to No. 22 on the Billboard singles chart.[6] The next single, Bishop’s highest charting to date, “On and On”, peaked at No. 11.[6] The album itself rose to No. 34 on the Billboard albums chart.[7] Eric Clapton, Art Garfunkel and Chaka Khan all contributed their talents to the album.

Careless went gold as did Bishop’s subsequent album Bish, released in 1978.[3] Bish included one charting single, “Everybody Needs Love”, which made it to No. 32.[6] Bishop’s third album, Red Cab to Manhattan, released in 1980, failed to chart and was his last released in North America for nine years.

Bishop has written and performed music for many motion pictures. In 1978, he contributed the original song “Dream Girl” and theme to National Lampoon’s Animal House,[8] which he sang in falsetto. Bishop’s next hit, charting at No. 25 in 1982,[6] was “It Might Be You”, the theme from the movie Tootsie, unusual in that it was not penned by Bishop. Written by Dave Grusin, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman, it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[9]

Bishop’s composition “Separate Lives”, sung by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin, from the 1985 movie White Nights,[10] was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, losing to “Say You, Say Me” from the same film. Bishop wrote the song about his breakup with actress Karen Allen, who also appeared in Animal House. Bishop said: “I write much better when I’m heartbroken and sad or melancholy.”[11]

Other movie music includes: “Somewhere in Between” (written and performed) from The China Syndrome (1979),[12] “Your Precious Love” (performed with Yvonne Elliman) from Roadie (1980),[13] “If Love Takes You Away” (written and performed) from Summer Lovers (1982),[14] “Unfaithfully Yours (One Love)” (written and performed) from Unfaithfully Yours (1984),[15] “Something New in My Life” (performed) from Micki & Maude (1984),[16] “The Heart Is So Willing” (performed) from The Money Pit (1986),[17] “All I Want for Christmas” (performed) from All I Want for Christmas (1991),[18] and “You Can Do Anything” (written and performed) from Barney’s Great Adventure (1998).[19]

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“How To Make Iced Caramel Macchiato At Home” 

 
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Enjoy And, Relax …

Turtle Iced Coffee


Ingredients

Folgers Instant Coffee

Fat free creamer

Sugar substitute of choice

Lowfat frozen whipped topping, thawed

Chocolate syrup

Caramel sauce

Chopped pecans

Instructions

Prepare coffee according to package instructions. Stir in creamer and sweetener. Pour a little bit of chocolate syrup and caramel sauce on the inside sides of a tall glass. Add ice. Pour coffee over the ice.

Add whipped cream, more chocolate syrup, caramel sauce and nuts on top.

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“Bob Marley No Women, No Cry” 

No Woman, No Cry” is a reggae song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. The song first became known in 1974 through the studio album Natty Dread. The live version from the 1975 album Live! was released as a single and is the best known version — it was included on the greatest hits compilation Legend and was recorded at the Lyceum Theatre in London on July 19, 1975 as part of hisNatty Dread Tour.

The live version of the song ranked No. 37 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 
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Of Real Roux and Faux Beignets…

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‘First you make a roux.’ Those five words are enough to make even the most accomplished cooks cower in fear and turn the page in a cookbook. Now you know I love cookbooks as literature. I’ve warned you to beware that when ladies are sharing ‘held in the vault familyrecipes’ there is almost always a teeny tiny technique or one absolutely critical ingredient that is inadvertently left out. I firmly believe it. I have wrestled a mouth watering recipe from an amazing cook more than once, only to find myself saying-  ‘Well, mine was goodbut darlin’ nobody can make it like you do!’ – that’s music to her ear! She knows it isn’t as good as hers because she left out at least one tiny little detail.img_2244

It’s tradition. It ain’t right, but some secrets are meant to be kept intact, like- ‘First you make a roux.’ They know most folks can’t make it. A real roux isn’t just…

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“BrunchN ‘JERK CHICKEN’? Jamaica Me Crazy!”

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Wikipedia

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Ackee

Ackee and saltfish, served with coleslaw

Ackee and saltfish is a traditional Jamaican dish. The ackee fruit was imported to The Caribbean from Ghana before 1725, as Ackee or Aki is another name for the Akan tribe, Akyem. It is also known as Blighia sapida. Wikipedia

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CALLALOO JAMAICAN STYLE
Are you bored with spinach, or kale or looking for a new way to prepare it? Here is a vibrant and fresh way of making kale, spinach and definitely using this Amazing  vegetable- Callaloo.
If you have never heard of Callaloo, I would say it is what some West Africans Countries  call greens. That’s the only way, I ever heard anyone call these leafy vegetables until, I moved to the United States. And there it is disguised as Callaloo.  Also widely known in the Islands as  Callaloo in the Islands.

http://www.africanbites.com/callaloo-jamaican-style/

 
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