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Category: gospel

Sunday, July 12th

basement jukebox

Joyful Gospel Singers, “Every Day Will Be Like Sunday”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, July 5th

Gladys testifies

Gladys Knight (1944-), “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (R. Rodgers, O. Hammerstein), “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (P. Simon), live (Aretha Franklin’s funeral), Detroit, 2018

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park

Sunday, June 28th

basement jukebox

Sensational Nightingales (featuring Julius Cheeks), “Pressing On,” 1950s

 

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lagniappe

art beat: Museum of Modern Art, New York, 3/6/20

Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), The Migration Series (1940-1941), panel 14

Sunday, June 21st

shout!

“He Looked Beyond My Faults” (United House of Prayer band), live, c. 2011

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 14th

testify!

The Meditation Singers, “Don’t You Want to Go” (E. Rundless), live, 1960s

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago

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reading table

I dance, for the joy of surviving,
on the edge of the road.

—Stanley Kunitz (1905-2006), from “An Old Cracked Tune”

Sunday, June 7th

testify!

“Mama,” “I Know the Lord,” live, c. 2007

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, May 31st

basement jukebox

Brother Vernard Johnson (1948-, vocals, alto saxophone), “Soul Metamorphosis” (V. Johnson, D. Ward), c. late 1960s

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

Thus spring begins: old
stupidities repeated,
new errors invented

—Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828), translated from Japanese by Sam Hamill

Sunday, May 24th

back to church

Mt. Do-Well Baptist Church Hymn Choir, “You’re Gonna Need a Friend,” live, McConnells, S.C., 1991

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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streaming

Today, at 3 p.m. (ET), Yo-Yo Ma will be performing all six of Bach’s suites for unaccompanied cello. I heard him play these pieces last summer at Chicago’s Millennium Park. One-word review: breathtaking.

Sunday, May 17th

back to church

“All I Do,” St. Paul Baptist Church Choir, McConnells, S.C. (Mt. Do Well Baptist Church), c. 2009

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

He walked in awe
In awe of light
At nightfall, not at dawn
Whatever he saw
Receding from sight
In the sky’s afterglow
Was what he wanted
To see, to know

—Samuel Menashe (1925-2011), “Enlightenment”

Sunday, May 10th

passings

Little Richard (aka Richard Penniman), singer, pianist, songwriter, December 5, 1932–May 9, 2020

“Didn’t It Rain” (trad.), live, New York (Apollo Theater), 1985

 

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“Yes, God Is Real” (K. Morris), 1960

 

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“Peace in the Valley” (T. Dorsey), 1961

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

*****

reading table

The hope that is left after all your hopes are gone—that is pure hope, rooted in the heart.

—Br. David Steindl-Rast (1926-), Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer (1984)

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