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Official Opinions: The Late Terry Callier We miss you already

The cold hit Chicago like a ton of bricks today, but at Stitely we march onward. To say goodbye to the lovely autumn we offer a song of blues, jazz and folk- a shortened version of Terry Callier’s “You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman” entitled “Blues.”

Mr. Callier was a Chicago native and was once labeled as “the new folk sound.” He was an active musician in the ’60s to the early ’80s, and again from the ’90s until his recent death at the age of 67. He spent his musical hiatus taking care of his daughter and working as a computer programmer at University of Chicago. In the late ’80s and ’90s British DJs began playing his music in clubs, and this helped to reinvigorate his popularity and encourage him to play again.

“Blues” is a newer version of his 1973 song “You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman” which is a lot darker, shorter more biting than the original song. Take a listen to the original below and compare.

As said earlier, Terry Callier just recently passed away from cancer. However, this rockin’ song is filled with his great beat and spirit, as well as lyrics that stick with you. The ending repetition of “You might miss me when I’m gone” is an understatement. Terry Callier, thanks for the soul.

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