Sunday, 5/6/12

by musicclipoftheday

back to church

The Canton Spirituals
Live, Memphis, 1993

“Heavenly Choir”

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“Fix It Jesus”

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Gospel groups are hard to beat when it comes to longevity. This one got started, in Canton, Mississippi, in 1943. One of the founding members, Harvey Watkins, Sr., is featured here. He passed away in 1994; his son, lead singer Harvey Watkins, Jr., carries on today.

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lagniappe

reading table

my child’s rice cakes
my child’s rice cakes . . .
all in a row

—Kobayashi Issa, 1813 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)