9th Ward Daily Photo via rl reeves jr

Dig through the sofa cushions and scrape together a few bucks to buy Alvin “Shine” Robinson’s old Imperial single “I’m Leaving You Today” backed with “Pain In My Heart”

If you don’t know Shine check out what Dr John had to say about the man: “He could take it a la Ray Charles or a la Big Maybelle, but no matter how he took it he liked it ratty.”

By the way, back in the day, ratty or raddy meant funky.

Robinson had a short but hot discography before dying at the young age of 51 back in 1989.

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