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Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 6th

sounds of Seneca, South Carolina

Fantastic Violinaires, “Where He Leads Me” (featuring Danny Walker, in his hometown), live, Seneca, S.C., 2015

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, September 29th

alone

Dean Bowman, “I Heard the Angels Singing,” live, 2008

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, September 22nd

back to church

Pastor Marlon Lock, “Heavenly Choir,” live (grandfather’s homegoing celebration)

 

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reading table

[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)

Sunday, September 15th

timeless

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

 

Sunday, September 8th

electrifying

Cissy Houston (1933-, Whitney’s mother, Dionne Warwick’s aunt), “I Do, Don’t You,” live

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, September 1st

sounds of Chicago

Vernon Oliver Price, “One of These Mornings,” live (TV show), Chicago, 1969

 

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this morning, Maywood, Ill.

Sunday, August 25th

timeless

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).

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Another take.

Live, St. Louis, 1981

 

Sunday, August 18th

sounds of Chicago

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Cynthia Price), Rev. Charles Hayes, “How Did You Feel Wilderness,” live, Chicago

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, August 11th

sounds of Chicago

Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer Choir (feat. Diane Williams), “Bridegroom Cometh,” live, Chicago

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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