I wouldn’t mind dying if I knew my funeral would sound like this.
Vernard Johnson (alto saxophone), “Goin’ Up Yonder,” “Amazing Grace,” live (service for alto saxophonist Philip Slack [begins at 2:50]), 1/09 (from the forthcoming documentary Walk With Me)Vodpod videos no longer available.
Greatest radio station on the planet? WFMU-FM, home of the wonderful Sinner’s Crossroads (“[s]cratchy vanity 45s, pilfered field recordings, muddy off-the-radio sounds, homemade congregational tapes and vintage commercial gospel throw-downs; a little preachin’, a little salvation, a little audio tomfoolery”), is a contender. They’re currently in the midst of their annual fundraiser, offering great DJ-crafted premiums. What better way to get rid of that extra dough that’s just taking up space?
American Modern: Abbott, Evans, Bourke-White
Art Institute of Chicago (through 5/15/11)
Berenice Abbott, Church of God, New York (Harlem), 1936