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Sunday, January 10th

more

Rev. Al Green, “Jesus Will Fix It,” live, Tokyo, 1987

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Friday, February 14th

Happy Valentine’s Day

Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together” (W. Mitchell, A. Green, A. Jackson), live, c. 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Saturday, October 12th

basement jukebox

Willie Mitchell, record producer, March 1, 1928–January 5, 2010  

O. V. Wright (1939-1980), “A Nickel and a Nail,” 1971

 

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Syl Johnson (1936-), “Take Me to the River,” 1975

 

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Otis Clay (1942-2016), “Trying to Live My Life Without You,” 1972

 

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Ann Peebles (1947-), “I Can’t Stand the Rain,” 1973

 

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Al Green (1946-), “Let’s Stay Together,” 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Kankakee, Ill.

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, March 31st

two takes

“When the Gates Swing Open” (T. A. Dorsey)

Otis Clay (1942-2016), live, Chicago, c. 2007

 

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Al Green (1946-), live, Memphis, 1983

 

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lagniappe

reading table

Spring and All
by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

By the road to the contagious hospital
under the surge of the blue
mottled clouds driven from the
northeast—a cold wind. Beyond, the
waste of broad, muddy fields
brown with dried weeds, standing and fallen

patches of standing water
the scattering of tall trees

All along the road the reddish
purplish, forked, upstanding, twiggy
stuff of bushes and small trees
with dead, brown leaves under them
leafless vines—

Lifeless in appearance,
sluggish dazed spring approaches—

They enter the new world naked,
cold, uncertain of all
save that they enter. All about them
the cold, familiar wind—

Now the grass, tomorrow
the stiff curl of wildcarrot leaf

One by one objects are defined—
It quickens: clarity, outline of leaf

But now the stark dignity of
entrance—Still, the profound change
has come upon them: rooted, they
grip down and begin to awaken

Sunday, November 4th

two takes

“When the Gates Swing Open” (T. A. Dorsey)

Otis Clay (1942-2016), live, Chicago, c. 2007

 

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Al Green (1946-), live, Memphis, 1983

 

Sunday, July 30th

another take

Al Green, “Jesus Will Fix It,” live, 1980s

 

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lagniappe

art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), Playground in a Mill Village (Playground in a Tenement Alley), Boston, 1909

(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, June 25th

two takes

“Jesus Will Fix It”

Lee Williams, live

 

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Al Green, live, Tokyo, 1987

 

Sunday, April 9th

another take

Rev. Al Green, “The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow” (T.A. Dorsey), live, Memphis (Full Gospel Tabernacle Church), 1983

 

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lagniappe

art beat

Robert Frank (1924-), Santa Fe, 1955

 

Sunday, April 2nd

back to church

Rev. Al Green, “The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow” (T.A. Dorsey), live, Memphis (Full Gospel Tabernacle Church), 2012


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday evening, Oak Park, Ill.

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