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Sunday, October 15th

three takes

“I Won’t Be Back” (AKA “Sweepin’ Through the City”)

Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar, 1938-)

Live, Boston (Boston University), 1960s

 

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Recording, 1962

 

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Shirley Caesar

Live, Tulsa, Okla., 2001

 

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lagniappe

reading table

They end their flight
one by one—
crows at dusk.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, October 8th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Nobody sounds like her—nobody.

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002) & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, “99 and a Half Won’t Do” (D.L. Coates), 1956

 

Sunday, October 1st

more

Theotis Taylor, “Somebody’s Gone,” 1976

 

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Talking, Fitzgerald, Ga., 2017

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Lonnie Holley (1950-), After the Revival (Vox Humana III: The Strength of Music Lives After the Instruments Are Destroyed), 2017

Sunday, September 24th

Bumping into something wonderful you never heard before—something you didn’t even know existed—can lift up your entire week, as this did mine when I encountered it the other day (WFMUSinner’s Crossroads, 9/21/17 [archived]).

Theotis Taylor, “If I Could Just Hold out until Tomorrow,” live, Atlanta, c. 1976

 

Sunday, September 17th

old school

Lil Blair and The Violinaires, “Tell Me How Long,” live, North Carolina (near Wilmington), 2007

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Sunday, September 10th

Aretha testifies

Live, Detroit (New Bethel Church), 1987

 

Sunday, September 3rd

old school

Bessemer Sunset Four, “Lord I’m Troubled” (1928-30)

 

Sunday, August 27th

old school

Indiana Travelers (Jimmy Nunn, lead vocals), “Best Friend,” live

 

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, August 20th

old school

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

 

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lagniappe

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

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, outside Chicago (Chicago Botanic Garden)

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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)

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