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Sunday, November 10th

sounds of Chicago

Willie Rogers, “When the Gates Swing Open” (T. A. Dorsey), live, 2015

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

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reading table

For all of life is really recoil and leap, leap and recoil.

—Lucy Ellman, Ducks, Newburyport

Sunday, July 24th

sounds of Chicago

Otis Clay (1942-2016) and Willie Rogers, “When the Gates Swing Open,” “A Change Is Gonna Come,” live, Indianola, Miss. (B.B. King’s funeral service), 2015

 

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lagniappe

reading table

whatever the day brings
the nightingale’s alone
I’m alone

—Kobayashi Issa, 1763-1828 (translated from Japanese by David G. Lanoue)

Sunday, July 17th

sounds of Chicago

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

Sunday, May 25th

testify!

This old world is not my home. I’m just passing through. But while I’m down here, I’ve got a job to do. . . . I’m just working—singing—for my train fare back home.

—Willie Rogers

Willie Rogers (Soul Stirrers), “When the Gates Swing Open,” live

Sunday, 2/28/10

If you’re a gospel singer, any time—even (especially?) a sister’s funeral—is a time to sing.

Gene Stewart (of the Soul Stirrers) with Willie Rogers (also of the Soul Stirrers), “The Last Mile of the Way” (recorded by the Soul Stirrers, with Sam Cooke, in 1955), live

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lagniappe

Once you are a Soul Stirrer you are always a Soul Stirrer. Sam Cooke will always be known as a Soul Stirrer regardless of what he did in the world.—Willie Rogers

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Want more of the Soul Stirrers? Here (with Sam Cooke [10/4/09]).

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