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Sunday, June 2nd

timeless

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “How I Got Over” (C. Ward), live, Chicago

 

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reading table

Do you not see how necessary a World of Pains and troubles is to school an Intelligence and make it a soul?

—John Keats (1795-1821), letter to his brother George Keats, 1819

Sunday, January 28th

timeless

Mahalia Jackson with Louis Armstrong, “Just a Closer Walk with Thee,” live, Newport Jazz Festival (Newport, R.I.), 1970

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill. (Oak Park Conservatory)

Sunday, June 18th

gospel, n., adj. Good news.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “Amazing Grace” (lyrics by John Newton, 1725-1807), live

 

Sunday, November 15th

More Mahalia.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “I’ve Been ‘Buked and I’ve Been Scorned,” live, Washington, D.C., 1963 (March on Washington)

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946), The Steerage, 1907 (Alfred Stieglitz and the 19th Century, through 3/27/16)

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Sunday, November 8th

regal, adj. Characteristic of or resembling a monarch; splendid, magnificent, stately; distinguished. E.g., Mahalia Jackson.

Mahalia Jackson (1911-1972), “These Are They,” live (TV show), 1956 (Rejoice and Shout [2010], commentary by Smokey Robinson and Anthony Heilbut)

Sunday, December 21st

three takes

“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” (A. Showalter, E. Hoffman)

Five Blind Boys of Mississippi, live (TV show)


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Mahalia Jackson, live (TV show), 1961


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Iris Dement, recording (Lifeline), 2010


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art beat: Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Self-Portrait, 1887

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Sunday, August 25th

fifty years ago

March on Washington, August 28, 1963

Mahalia Jackson, “How I Got Over”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Martin Luther King

Has there ever been a greater musician of speech?

Sunday, 12/23/12

A great singer creates, within a song, a space, inviting you, the listener, to come inside.

Mahalia Jackson, “Silent Night,” 1961

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Marion Williams, “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” 1959

Sunday, 11/4/12

three takes

“Move On Up A Little Higher” (W. Herbert Brewster)

Mahalia Jackson, radio broadcast, early 1950s

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Brother Joe May, live, early 1950s

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Rev. Timothy Flemming Sr., live, Atlanta, 1976

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art beat: yesterday at the Art Institute of Chicago (with my son Alex)

Helen Levitt, Janice Loeb, James Agee, In the Street (1948), featured in the exhibit Film and Photo in New York (through 11/25/12)

(For better quality go to the “Settings” icon [lower right] and select 480p.)

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random thoughts

Sixty years ago today Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected the thirty-fourth President of the United States and, closer to home, my parents’ second son was born. What’s it like turning sixty? Surprising. But no more surprising, I suppose, than finding oneself entwined, in perpetuity, with Ike.

Sunday, 2/13/11

two takes

My soul look back and wonder how did I make it over . . .

Mahalia Jackson, “How I Got Over,” live, 1963

New York (Bethel Baptist Church, Bronx)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

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Washington, D.C. (March on Washington)

Vodpod videos no longer available.

More? Here. And here.

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