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Sunday, June 9th

sounds of Chicago

This track, even after forty years, I never tire of hearing.

Albertina Walker (1929-2010) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), “Please Be Patient with Me” (J. Cleveland), live, Chicago, 1979 (Please Be Patient with Me)

 

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langiappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, October 21st

sounds of Chicago

Caravans (feat. Albertina Walker, Inez Andrews), “Willing to Wait,” live (TV show), Chicago, 1967

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Maywood, Ill. (Prairie Path)

Sunday, July 22nd

testify!

Albertina Walker, Rev. James Cleveland, et al., “If I Perish,” live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Sunday, April 10th

sounds of Chicago

Caravans, live (TV show), Chicago, 1963


In front, on the right, is the young Shirley Caesar.

Sunday, February 7th

sounds of Chicago

Jubilee Showcase (TV show), Chicago, 1963-1984


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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

IMG_2707 (1)

Sunday, 11/25/12

Sometimes you can’t help but shout (3:05-).

Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir (with guest Albertina Walker), live, Chicago, 1972*

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Life isn’t short. It isn’t long, either. It’s nothing more, or less, than a series of moments, each beyond measure.

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*That same year Rev. Cleveland and his choir backed Aretha Franklin on Amazing Grace.

Sunday, 6/17/12

four takes

“I’ll Fly Away,” Albert E. Brumley, 1929 (publ. 1932)

Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley
Live (TV show), 1980

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The Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar)
Recording, 1964

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Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley
Live, Virginia (Coeburn), 1970s (?)

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Aretha Franklin
Live (Albertina Walker’s home-going service), Chicago, 2010

(This last clip was originally posted on 10/24/10, shortly after Albertina Walker, the leader of the Caravans, passed away.)

Sunday, 6/26/11

two takes

The Mighty Clouds of Joy, “I Made A Step,” live

Switzerland (Montreux Jazz Festival), 1981

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Nashville, 2005

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here. And here.

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lagniappe

Greatest musical intersection in the world?

Chicago’s South Side, W. 36th St. (Honorary Sam Cooke Way, as of this month) and S. Cottage Grove Ave. (Honorary Albertina Walker & The Caravans Drive)

Photo credit: Bob Marovich, The Black Gospel Blog

Monday, 11/1/10

What was it like to grow up, in the 1950s, in the lonesome state of Oklahoma?

Leon Russell knows.

So does this guy.

J.J. Cale (with Eric Clapton), “After Midnight,” live, Texas (Dallas), 2004

Who supplies the juice here?

It ain’t the guitar god from England.

It’s the grizzled guitar player from the state with the funny shape (:38-1:12, 1:41-44, 2:14-48, 3:36-50, 4:20-44).

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lagniappe

radio

Last week’s Sinner’s Crossroads (10/28/10) features a lot of wonderful music by the late Albertina Walker.

Sunday, 10/24/10

Here’s more of the late Albertina Walker.

“Lord, Remember Me,” live

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“I’m Still Here” (joined by Delores Washington), live, 1998, Philadelphia

Want more? Here.

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lagniappe

Here’s a better clip from this service than the one posted last Sunday (now deleted).

Aretha Franklin, “I’ll Fly Away,” live, Homegoing Service for Albertina Walker, Chicago (West Point Baptist Church, 3566 S. Cottage Grove), 10/15/10

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