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Sunday, May 16th

sounds of Chicago

Caravans (feat. Albertina Walker [:05-], Loleatta Holloway [1:45-]), “Jesus Will Fix It,” live (TV Show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1968

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, May 9th

basement jukebox

Gospel Melodyaires (Woodruff, S. C.), “The Winding Chain,” 1965

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this morning, Chicago

Sunday, May 2nd

sounds of Chicago

“Peter, Don’t Be Afraid,” Soul Stirrers, Inez Andrews, New Friendship Baptist Church Inspirational Choir, live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1969

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other day, Chicago

Sunday, April 25th

sounds of Chicago

Staple Singers (with Willie Dixon, bass), “Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)” (R. Staples), live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1966

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 18th

timeless

R. H. Harris (1916-2000; :30-) and His Gospel Paraders, “Have You Got Good Religion,” live (TV show [TV Gospel Time]), 1960s

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

My spring is just this:
a single bamboo shoot,
a willow branch

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), translated from the Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, April 11th

timeless

Dixon Brothers (West Dixon, lead vocal, guitar; Ervin C. Dixon, lead guitar; Steve Dixon, baritone; Carter Dixon, tenor), “Walking In My Jesus Name,” recorded live (Palladium [Houston, Tx.], 1967-1985)

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, March 28th

sounds of Chicago

Mighty Clouds of Joy (feat. Joe Ligon [1936-2016]), “Ain’t Got Long Here,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), 1964, Chicago

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Sunday, March 21st

more

Gospel Songbirds (feat. Otis Clay [1942-2016, right] and Morris Dollison Jr., aka Cash McCall [1941-2019, left]), “I Believe,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), 1964, Chicago

 

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other day, Chicago

Sunday, March 14th

sounds of Chicago

Gospel Songbirds (featuring Otis Clay [1942-2016], 1:55-), “Help Me Run This Race,” live (TV show [Jubilee Showcase]), Chicago, 1964

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Grapes, Lemons, Pears, and Apples, 1887 (detail)

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He walks on, northwards, toward the snow
and things unseen, unknown.
Slowly the imperfect cities’ sounds grow still,
only streams hold forth chaotically
while white clouds play at nothingness.
He hears an oriole’s song, delicate,
uncertain, like a prayer, like weeping.

—Adam Zagajewski (1945-), from “The Great Poet Basho Begins His Journey,” translated from Polish by Clare Cavanagh (The Threepenny Review, Spring, 2021)

Sunday, March 7th

alone

This performance, which I first posted over a decade ago (when she was alive), still takes my breath away. Listen how, after hitting a peak, she pulls back (2:00-, 3:50-).

Whitney Houston (1963-2012), “A Quiet Place” (J. Cleveland), live (TV show), 1987

 

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yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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