back to church
Pastor Marlon Lock, “Heavenly Choir,” live (grandfather’s homegoing celebration)
[H]ope has nothing to do with mood or objective facts, but is rather a form of hospitality offered by those who are tired to those who are exhausted.
—Teju Cole (1975-), website for Go Down Moses (photography exhibit curated by Cole and on display through September 29th at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago)
What singers did Al Green listen to before he became “Al Green”?
Swan Silvertones (feat. Claude Jeter, 1914-2009), “That Day on Calvary” (C. Jeter), 1957
O’Neal Twins, “Jesus Dropped the Charges” (R. White), 1982 (Say Amen, Somebody)
What a surprise it was, yesterday morning, driving home from our local farmers’ market, to encounter this wonderful, deeply moving piece about this performance, a longtime favorite, on the radio (Weekend Edition Saturday, NPR).
Live, St. Louis, 1981