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Sunday, February 25th

old school

Rev. Campbell and His Wonder Boys, “Home Don’t Seem Like Home No More”

 

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lagniappe

reading table

my dead mother—
every time I see the ocean,
every time . . .

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

Sunday, February 18th

old school

Brother Smith, “I’ll Sing Again,” live, Elba, Ala., 1998

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 11th

timeless

Ray Charles & Sarah Jordan Powell, “Angels Keep Watching Over Me,” live, Germany (Ettal), 1979

 

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lagniappe

random sights

today, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 4th

two takes

“I’ll Live On” (T.J. Laney)

Thomas Sisters, live, Eclectic, Ala., 2004

*****

Doc Watson, On Praying Ground, 1990

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Sunday, January 28th

timeless

Mahalia Jackson with Louis Armstrong, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” live, Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, R.I.), 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Sunday, January 21st

Some singers—not many—need no accompaniment.

Mary Ann & China Pettaway (mother, daughter), live, Boykin, Ala., 2016

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Ana “Mama Cookie” Cook, 1958

Sunday, December 31st

back to church

Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church Hymn Choir, “That Morning Train”
Live, Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church, McConnells, S.C., 2006


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Berkeley, Calif.

*****

Sunday, December 24th

Two takes, decades apart.

Joe Ligon (1936-2016) and The Mighty Clouds of Joy, “I’ve Been in the Storm Too Long,” live

 

Sunday, December 17th

Need a lift?

Nazareth Missionary Baptist Church Hymn Choir (Rock Hill, S.C.), “I Got Shoes,” live, McConnells, S.C. (Mt. Do-Well Missionary Baptist Church), 2001

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lagniappe

art beat

Joe Minter (1943-), Birmingham, Ala.

Sunday, December 10th

more

The Pure Heart Travelers, “I Like to Talk About Jesus,” live, Detroit, 7/12/17

 

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lagniappe

reading table: variations on a theme

History is approaching a speechless end,
As Henry Adams said. Adams was right.

—John Berryman (1914-1972, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “The Moon and the Night and the Men,” excerpt

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Never has human extinction seemed so richly merited . . .

—A.O. Scott, New York Times, 12/10/17

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