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Sunday, January 19th

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Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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lagniappe

random sights

a while ago, off the coast of Maine

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reading table

The present
must be kept empty
so that anything
can happen:

—Rae Armantrout (1947-), from “Empty”

Sunday, January 12th

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Soul Stirrers (featuring Sam Cooke [1931-1964]), “Touch the Hem of His Garment” (S. Cooke), 1956

 

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random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, January 5th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (featuring Sam Cooke [1931-1964]), “Jesus, Wash Away My Troubles” (S. Cooke), 1956

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Sunday, February 10th

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke, Paul Foster), live, Los Angeles, 1955

“I Have a Friend Above All Others,” “Be With Me Jesus”

 

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“Nearer My God to Thee”

 

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random sights

this morning, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

I am alive – I guess –

—Emily Dickinson (1830-1886), from 605 (Franklin)

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(Taking a break—back in a while.)

Sunday, July 1st

timeless

Soul Stirrers (feat. Sam Cooke), “Nearer to Thee,” live, Los Angeles, 1955

 

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random sights

this morning, Chicago (Columbus Park)

Thursday, January 18th

timeless

Gregory Porter, “You Send Me” (S. Cooke), live, London, 2014

 

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art beat: other day, Art Institute of Chicago

Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942), Moonlit Scene with Hut and Flowers, 1909/10 (from the series Worlds of Things)

Sunday, July 17th

sounds of Chicago

Soul Stirrers (feat. Willie Rogers), “A Change Is Gonna Come” (S. Cooke)
Live, 1989

Sunday, May 3rd

three takes

“Stand By Me Father” (S. Cooke, J. W. Alexander)

Barnes Family, live, Rocky Mount, N.C., c. 1999


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Pilgrim Travelers (feat. Lou Rawls, lead vocals), recording, 1962


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Soul Stirrers (feat. Johnnie Taylor, lead vocals), recording, 1959

Sunday, January 11th

two takes

“Jesus Gave Me Water” (L. Campbell)

Original Five Blind Boys (Archie Brownlee, lead vocals), 1950


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Soul Stirrers (Sam Cooke, lead vocals), 1951


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art beat

Lee Friedlander (1934-), Young Tuxedo Brass Band, New Orleans, 1959

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Sunday, November 9th

That gospel feeling is in all of this music.

—Solomon Burke

Soul Deep: The Story of Black Popular Music, Episode 2: Sam Cooke, with Mavis Staples, Bobby Womack, Solomon Burke, Ben E. King, et al., BBC, 2005

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art beat: more from Friday at the Art Institute of Chicago

Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), The Plough and the Song, 1946

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