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Sunday “An American Prayer-“Not” (Full Track) ~ The Doors

There are young people among us that don’t realize that this entire song was done after Jim Morrison died.

The music written and adapted around 3 hours of Morrison’s poetry readings from March of 1969 & Dec. 8, 1970. Though Morrison himself approached Lalo Schifrin to write some experimental classical music to be applied to these poetry readings with little orchestration.

What Ray Manzarek, Robby Krieger and John Densmore did is what they wanted to do with another artist’s work but the artist having died had no say in the matter. Some praise the song as a masterpiece but whose masterpiece is it?

It certainly wasn’t Jim Morrison’s. He wanted a completely different outcome to what he wrote. I encourage every single person who reads this blog to read the interview that took place with Paul Rothchild on July 3, 1981 with Bam Magazine. It is beyond blatantly honest

All of the site is copyrighted for a reason. So it can’t be used as excerpts telling another lie.

So here is the link.


Jim Morrison was robbed from the grave. His work stolen.

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Tuesday Time Machine ~ Mr. Charlie ~ Lightnin’ Hopkins

This 1967 song was my introduction to Hopkins. I heard this song around 1971 when I was about 14.

WDET was doing an hour-long feature on the artist and I literally fell in love with it. Also made me seek out more from the man who wrote and played it.

The Great Electric Show and Dance 1969 was the album that featured the song. Frankly I thought it went back a long way further and reality it probably did.

In 1967 a short documentary was made by film maker Les Blank called “The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins”. Now how one could sum up the bluesman’s long career in just 30 minutes is beyond me. But it was awakening to view.

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