music clip of the day


Category: gospel

Sunday, August 20th

old school

Chosen Gospel Singers, “Why Do Men Turn Their Back on God?”




random sights: other day, outside Chicago (Illinois Prairie Path, Bellwood)

Moms’ Garden

Sunday, August 13th

sounds of Detroit

Pastor Marvin Winans (Perfecting Church, Detroit) and Perfecting Praise Choir, live, Toronto, 2011




random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Chicago Botanic Garden)


reading table

Always Mine!
No more Vacation!
Term of Light this Day begun!
Failless as the fair rotation
Of the Seasons and the Sun –

Old the Grace, but new the Subjects –
Old, indeed, the East,
Yet upon His Purple Programme
Every Dawn, is first.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), 942 (Franklin)

Sunday, August 6th

sounds of Chicago (and St. Louis)

Pastor DeAndre Patterson (Destiny Worship Center, Chicago), live, St. Louis (Kennerly Temple Church of God in Christ), 2016




art beat

Bruce Davidson (1933-), New York, late 1960s

Sunday, July 30th

another take

Al Green, “Jesus Will Fix It,” live, 1980s




art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), Playground in a Mill Village (Playground in a Tenement Alley), Boston, 1909

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, July 23rd

old school

Sunset Travelers (feat. O.V. Wright, 1939-1980)

“Lazarus,” 1962



“You Are Blessed,” 1963



“On Jesus’ Program,” 1964




random sights

other day, Ireland (outside Dingle)


Sunday, July 16th

I want you all to know I’m not going to stop singing when I die.

—Robert Blair (1930-2001)

Robert Blair & The Fantastic Violinaires, “Sing with the Angels”
Live, Rocky Mount, N.C.


Sunday, June 25th

two takes

“Jesus Will Fix It”

Lee Williams, live



Al Green, live, Tokyo, 1987


Sunday, June 18th

gospel, n., adj. Good news.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “Amazing Grace” (lyrics by John Newton, 1725-1807), live


Sunday, June 11th


Charley (AKA “Charlie”) Patton (c. 1881-1934), “Some Happy Day,” 1929



Some day, some happy day, from sin set free
I’ll live with Christ for ages, some day, some day

My trials will fewer be, some day, some day
When I shall have eternal home, some day, some day
Some day I’ll be in the entrance here, some day, some day

Adapted by Patton from “Some Day”, words by J. Graydon Hall, music by H. E. Barnett (Courtesy of YouTube)

Sunday, May 28th

three takes

“Surely I Will,” AKA “I’m Bound for Mt. Zion”

Voices of Faith


Margaret Allison & The Angelic Gospel Singers, live, Birmingham, Ala., 1997


Martha Carol Giese, live



reading table

one breeze
reaches the cellar . . .
summer moon

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

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