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Sunday, December 22nd

never enough

Gospel Harmonettes (featuring Dorothy Love Coates, 1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “I Won’t Let Go” (D. Coates), live (TV show), 1964

 

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other day, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

To limber your sensibility, stalk the aesthetic everywhere: cracks in a sidewalk, people’s ways of walking. The aesthetic isn’t bounded by art, which merely concentrates it for efficient consumption. If you can’t put a mental frame around, and relish, the accidental aspect of a street or a person, or really of anything, you will respond to art only sluggishly.

—Peter Schjeldahl, “The Art of Dying,” New Yorker, 12/23/19

Sunday, November 24th

never enough

Gospel Harmonettes (featuring Dorothy Love Coates, 1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “You’ve Been Good to Me” (D. Coates), 1964

 

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random sights

other day, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, November 17th

never enough

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), “I Won’t Let Go” (D. L. Coates), “Lord You’ve Been Good To Me” (D. L. Coates), live, 1981

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, October 27th

two takes

“Getting Late in the Evening”

Ernestine Oliver with Alberta Gibson, Cleo Johnson and Hattie May Howell, live, Piney Woods, Miss., 1939

 

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Original Gospel Harmonettes (featuring Dorothy Love Coates, 1928-2002, MCOTD Hall of Fame), live, Los Angeles, 1955

 

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reading table

This road—
no one goes down it,
autumn evening.

—Matsuo Basho, 1644-1694 (translated from Japanese by Robert Hass)

Sunday, October 8th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Nobody sounds like her—nobody.

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002) & the Original Gospel Harmonettes, “99 and a Half Won’t Do” (D.L. Coates), 1956

 

Sunday, September 18th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002)

“Won’t Let Go” (AKA “I’m Just Holding On”)


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“The Winner”


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“The Accident” (Gospel Harmonette Odessa Edwards, speaking), “Get Away Jordan,” “Getting Late in the Evening,” “You Must Be Born Again,” 1955

Tuesday, August 30th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Today drummer Hamid Drake (1955-) enters the MCOTD Hall of Fame, joining saxophonists Von Freeman and Henry Threadgill; trumpeter Lester Bowie; gospel singer Dorothy Love Coates; composer Morton Feldman; poets John Berryman, William Bronk, and Wislawa Szymborska; and photographer Helen Levitt. Whatever the situation, he adds oxygen.

DKV Trio (HD, drums; Kent Kessler, bass; Ken Vandermark, baritone saxophone), live, Chicago, 2010

Sunday, April 12th

MCOTD Hall of Fame

Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002), “How Much More”


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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Ashland Ave. at 19th St., Chicago

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Sunday, October 12th

two takes

“Strange Man” (D. L. Coates)

Steve Dawson (lead vocals, guitar), Diane Christensen (vocals), Robbie Fulks (vocals, guitar), live, Chicago, 2013


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Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002; MCOTD Hall-of-Famer), recording, 1968


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random thoughts

Do the Canada geese, seeing me ride by on my bicycle, feel like they’re communing with nature?

Sunday, December 22nd

two takes

“Strange Man” (D. L. Coates)

Patty Griffin, live, London, 2013


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Dorothy Love Coates (1928-2002; MCOTD Hall of Famer), recording, 1968


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art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009), New York, c. 1940

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