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Sunday, December 13th

another take

“Mary Don’t You Weep” (trad.), Caravans (feat. Inez Andrews), 1958

 

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lagniappe

random sights

other day, Chicago (Columbus Park)

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reading table

The Star’s whole secret – in the Lake –
Eyes were not meant to know.

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 450 (Franklin)

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, October 15th

three takes

“I Won’t Be Back” (AKA “Sweepin’ Through the City”)

Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar, 1938-)

Live, Boston (Boston University), 1960s

 

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Recording, 1962

 

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Shirley Caesar

Live, Tulsa, Okla., 2001

 

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lagniappe

reading table

They end their flight
one by one—
crows at dusk.

—Yosa Buson, 1716-1784 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, April 10th

sounds of Chicago

Caravans, live (TV show), Chicago, 1963


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

Sunday, March 15th

sounds of Chicago

Caravans (feat. Shirley Caesar, lead vocals), “God Don’t Need No Coward Soldier” (J. Herndon), live (TV show), early ’60s


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lagniappe

reading table

You can live three days without bread—without poetry never.

—Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867; quoted in Julian Bell, Van Gogh: A Power Seething)

Sunday, 7/15/12

 five takes

“Mary Don’t You Weep” (AKA “O Mary Don’t You Weep”)

The Caravans (feat. Inez Andrews), 1958

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The Swan Silvertones (feat. Claude Jeter), 1959

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Claude Jeter & Shirley Caesar, 1969

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The Caravans (feat. Inez Andrews), c. 2006

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Bruce Springsteen, 2005

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