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Sunday, August 19th

Aretha’s father

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), “I’m Going Through” (Parts I & II), 1968

 

Sunday, January 3rd

Aretha’s daddy

One of these days, the cloud will be lifted . . .

—Rev. C. L. Franklin

Rev. C. L. Franklin, live, Detroit


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lagniappe

reading table

The sea is not less beautiful in our eyes because we know that ships are sometimes wrecked.

—Simone Weil (1909-1943), “The Love of God and Affliction” (translated from French by Richard Rees)

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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the beat goes on

2,200 posts—and counting.

Sunday, June 21st

Here, on Father’s Day, is more of Aretha’s.

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984; Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church, Detroit, 1946-1979), “Dry Bones in the Valley”


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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009; MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

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Sunday, June 7th

sounds of Detroit

I could listen to Aretha’s daddy all day—even if I understood not a word of English.

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), “The 23rd Psalm”

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lagniappe

art beat

Helen Levitt (1913-2009; MCOTD Hall of Fame), New York, c. 1940

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Sunday, January 19th

Aretha’s daddy

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), “I’m Going Through,” recorded live at New Bethel Baptist Church (8430 Linwood St., Detroit, Mich.)


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Rev. C. L. Franklin (right) with Joe Von Battle, owner of Detroit’s JVB Records and Joe’s Records Shop, c. 1950s

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Life is a chronic problem.

Sunday, May 5th

back to church

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), “I’ll Go”

Sunday, 6/10/12

Aretha’s father

Rev. C. L. Franklin (1915-1984), live, Dallas
“The Doors of the Church Are Open”/“I Will Trust in the Lord”
(recording ends at 5:55)

One thing I love about this is the ease with which he slides into and out of song (1:20, 2:25, 2:50, etc.). (Or is it all song?)

More? Here.

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taking a break

I’m going to take some time off—back in a bit.

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