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Sunday, December 1st

like nobody else

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Precious Lord” (T. A. Dorsey), live

 

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lagniappe

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, April 21st

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland), live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Tuesday, March 12th

basement jukebox

Jackie (AKA Jacqui) Verdell (1937-1991), “Why Not Give Me a Chance” (J. Verdell), 1962

 

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musical thoughts

I also considered Jackie Verdell of the Davis Sisters one of the best and most underrated female soul singers of all time.

—Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), Aretha: From These Roots, 1999

Sunday, December 9th

can’t wait

Amazing Grace (Sydney Pollack, director; filmed, 1972; scheduled theatrical release, 2019), trailer

 

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lagniappe

reading table

It is true that the unknown is the largest need of the intellect, though for it, no one thinks to thank God.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), Letter to Cousins Louisa (aka Louise) and Frances Norcross, 1876

Sunday, September 16th

More from Aretha’s homegoing service.

Smokey Robinson, “Really Gonna Miss You,” live, Detroit, 8/31/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

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reading table

Your path is at your feet whether you realize it or not.

—painter Agnes Martin, 1912-2004 (Arne Glimcher, Agnes Martin: Paintings, Writings, Remembrances, 2012)

Thursday, September 13th

basement jukebox

Aretha Franklin, 1942-2018

“I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” (R. Shannon), 1967

 

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“Do Right Woman, Do Right Man” (C. Moman, D. Penn), 1967

 

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“Respect” (O. Redding), 1967

 

Sunday, September 9th

More from Aretha’s homegoing service.

Jennifer Hudson, “Amazing Grace,” live, Detroit, 8/31/18

 

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lagniappe

reading table

The World Contracted to a Recognizable Image
by William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)

at the small end of an illness
there was a picture
probably Japanese
which filled my eye

an idiotic picture
except it was all I recognized
the wall lived for me in that picture
I clung to it as a fly

Sunday, September 2nd

Shirley testifies

Shirley Caesar (with Tasha Cobbs), “How I Got Over,” Aretha’s homegoing service, Detroit, 8/31/18

 

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lagniappe

random sights

this morning, Oak Brook, Ill. (Dean Nature Sanctuary)

Sunday, August 19th

Aretha’s father

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), “I’m Going Through” (Parts I & II), 1968

 

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