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Sunday, October 13th

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018) with Rev. James Cleveland (1942-2018), et al., live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, June 9th

sounds of Chicago

This track, even after forty years, I never tire of hearing.

Albertina Walker (1929-2010) with Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), “Please Be Patient with Me” (J. Cleveland), live, Chicago, 1979 (Please Be Patient with Me)

 

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langiappe

random sights

yesterday, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Sunday, April 21st

Aretha testifies

Aretha Franklin (1942-2018), “Climbing Higher Mountains” (with Rev. James Cleveland), live, Los Angeles, 1972

 

Sunday, November 18th

three takes

“God Has Smiled on Me”

Rev. James Cleveland (1931-1991), live, Oh Happy Day, 2004

 

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Lester Bowie (1941-1999, trumpet, MCOTD Hall of Fame), with Amina Claudine Myers (piano, vocals), Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone), Malachi Favors (bass), Phillip Wilson (drums), 1978

 

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Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Perugia), 1984

 

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lagniappe

reading table

mountain temple—
deep under snow
a bell

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1827 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Sunday, July 22nd

testify!

Albertina Walker, Rev. James Cleveland, et al., “If I Perish,” live

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Monhegan Island, Maine

Sunday, October 23rd

two takes

“God Has Smiled on Me” (I. Jones)

Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor saxophone), live, Italy (Perugia), 1984


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Rev. James Cleveland, Oh Happy Day, 2004


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lagniappe

baseball: Chicago Cubs

“There’s a favorite saying in Chicago,’’ [Billy] Williams said, “I hope they do it in my lifetime.’ So everybody who’s living today, got to witness this.”

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“I can’t put this into words,’’ said [Kerry] Wood, whose team was five outs away from the 2003 World Series, only for the city to be introduced to Steve Bartman.

“It’s epic. It’s amazing. What this team has done, and what they’ve done for the city and for the organization, it’s a mind-blowing experience.

“These guys come out, unaffected by the history, and we’re in a place we haven’t been in a long time.

“Now, they’ve set themselves in history, and they’re going to be linked forever.’’

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[T]he average age of the Game 6 starting lineup was 23.

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“There has been so much emotion over the years from this fan base,” Cubs outfielder Ben Zobrist said. “It’s not just Chicago. It’s not just Illinois. It’s all over the country. It’s all over the world.’’

Hard to believe that four years ago, these Cubs were 100-game losers, and a laughingstock.

Today, they are champions of the National League, with hopes of bringing home their first World Series title since the Teddy Roosevelt administration, back in 1908.

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“I came here because I wanted to win in Chicago,’’’’ said Cubs starter Jon Lester, who shared the NLCS MVP award with second baseman Javier Baez. “It’s unbelievable to be part of it. We still have a little ways to go, but we can celebrate.

“We’re going to have a good time tonight, get drunk a little bit with everyone else, and then we’ll get ready for Cleveland.’’

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“To stand on that platform afterwards,’’ Cubs manager Joe Maddon said, “and you’re looking at the ballpark and the fans and the “W’ flags everywhere. I think about the fans, and their parents, and their grandparents, and great-grandparents, and everything else that’s been going on here for a while.’’

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This game really wasn’t about suspense, but inevitability.

It was over in the first inning when the great Kershaw – who pitched seven scoreless innings here in blanking the Cubs in Game 2 – gave up two first-inning runs for the first time in 44 starts.

Kyle Hendricks, the major league’s ERA leader, who was acquired four years ago from Texas for Ryan Dempster, suffocated the Dodgers’ lineup. He gave up a leadoff single to Andrew Toles in the first inning, and went 86 pitches until he gave up another one.

By night’s end, the Cubs had outscored the Dodgers 23-6 since falling in a 2-1 hole in L.A.

“They were relentless,’’ Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “You hate to have sour grapes, but the better team won the series.’’

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“I love being in a city that’s playing October baseball where you can feel everybody captivated by the ballclub,’’ [Theo] Epstein said. “Everybody is tired from staying up late, prioritizing baseball above anything else.

“You look around, you smile, you soak it all in, and it takes your breath away.’’

The Cubs are in the World Series.

Bob Nightengale, USA Today, 10/23/16

Sunday, January 24th

testify!

Inez Andrews (1929-2012), James Cleveland (1931-1991), “I Appreciate,” live


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lagniappe

reading table

Don’t you love the Oxford dictionary? When I first read it I thought it was a really really long poem about everything.

David Bowie (1947-2016)

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random thoughts

Note to self: Incline, always, toward the light.

Sunday, March 16th

three takes

“I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired” (C. Burrell)

Mighty Clouds of Joy, live, South Carolina (Charleston), mid-1990s


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Rev. James Cleveland, live


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The Walden Family 19th Anniversary, live, Georgia (Camilla), 2013


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lagniappe

random thoughts

No delusion is more stubborn than the notion you are alive.

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art beat: more from the Art Institute’s Hiroshige exhibit (see Thursday’s post)

Seki—No. 48, c. 1847-1852

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Heavy Snow, mid-1840s

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Kameyana, Weather Clearing After Snow, c. 1833-34

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Sunday, 11/25/12

Sometimes you can’t help but shout (3:05-).

Rev. James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir (with guest Albertina Walker), live, Chicago, 1972*

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lagniappe

random thoughts

Life isn’t short. It isn’t long, either. It’s nothing more, or less, than a series of moments, each beyond measure.

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*That same year Rev. Cleveland and his choir backed Aretha Franklin on Amazing Grace.

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