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Sunday, July 19th

Before Jerry Lee, before Little Richard, there was . . .

Arizona Dranes (c. 1891-1963), “I Shall Wear a Crown,” c. 1927

Sunday, 9/23/12

Little Richard testifies.

With Jerry Lee Lewis, “I’ll Fly Away,” TV show, 1983

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With The Shirelles, “Joy, Joy, Joy,” TV show (England), 1963

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lagniappe

random thoughts

What do you do when it becomes apparent that the story of your life is being told by an unreliable narrator?

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.)

Friday, June 4, 2010

The rock & roll mansion boasts a particularly spacious lunatic wing.

Jerry Lee Lewis, “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” live (TV broadcast), 1957

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