Last Sunday they sounded so good—let’s hear some more.
The Staple Singers, “On My Way To Heaven,” “Going Away,” “I’m Leaning,”
“I Know I Got Religion”; Uncloudy Day (Vee-Jay), 1959
Vodpod videos no longer available.
listening room: (some of) what’s playing
• Muhal Richard Abrams (with Malachi Favors), Sightsong (Black Saint)
• King Oliver, Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings (Off the Record/Archeophone)
• Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 (“Eroica”)/ Arturo Toscanini, conductor, NBC Symphony Orchestra (RCA)
• Bach, Cello Suites, Steven Isserlis (Hyperion UK)
• Morton Feldman, For Bunita Marcus, Stephane Ginsburgh, piano (Sub Rosa) (available as a download from Amazon for 89¢)
• WKCR-FM (broadcasting from Columbia University)
—Bird Flight (Phil Schaap, jazz [Charlie Parker])
—Traditions in Swing (Phil Schaap, jazz)
—Afternoon New Music (Various, classical and hard-to-peg)
—Eastern Standard Time (Carter Van Pelt, Jamaican music)
—Raag Aur Taal (Various, Indian music)
—Mudd Up! (DJ/Rupture, “new bass and beats”)
—Sinner’s Crossroads (Kevin Nutt, gospel)
Here are a couple cheery things (ha, ha) from a favorite poet.
John Berryman, Two Dream Songs
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