Rest In Peace, Terry Callier

 

The Chicago born singer-songwriter and true music legend, Terry Callier, passed away this weekend. One of the most underrated artists ever, we’re proud to have hosted Terry’s first NYC show back in the late 90s.

In his career, Terry went on to contribute to the highly regarded Beth Orton Best Bit EP, released a handful of critically acclaimed albums, toured with George Benson and Gil Scott-Heron, and released Hidden Conversations in a novel collaboration with Massive Attack in 2009.

Below, listen to one of our favorite Callier tunes, “Ordinary Joe.”

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Videos: Michael Kiwanuka – “I’m Getting Ready” + Bonus

 

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This guy is bananas. Sounding like a cross between Bill Withers and Terry Callier, Michael Kiwanuka will be opening up for Adele on her U.S. tour. The North London singer-songwriter of Ugandan heritage is a diamond, with vocals that warm your earbuds and subsequently send chills up and down your whole body.

Above is an acoustic video for “I’m Getting Ready,” which was released a couple weeks ago and it’s beautifully soothing. And below, you must absolutely check out the immaculately produced, richly sung instant classic “Tell Me A Tale” (we hear a little Marvin in there).

The I’m Getting Ready EP will be available September 18th. Yes, please.

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