Friday, November 7, 2008
"GOOD NEWS": THE WEEKEND MIX & A TRIBUTE TO JAMES BOOKER
Ain't nothin' like a Sunday morning with a pot of coffee, the New York Times, Chris Matthews (TV volume low) and Brother Jess. (more on Jess in a minute) This weekend's mix is pure soul. The Sunday morning kind of soul.
I know some of you have been in the Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Pretty tough to put into words just what happens under that massive canvas. Am I right or am I right? Hallelujah!
Not gonna get all preachy-ass on you. Just saying this--when you're surrounded by so many hopeful people, it doesn't really matter if generally, you are not. It's contagious.
This week seems like an appropriate week for some inspiration. So please, trip lightly into this fantastic mix. It's all great music. It's the good kind of church.
As for Brother Jess, you need to listen for yourself. Sunday morning. 9:30 A.M. www.wwoz.org. Jess, this post is for you.
Good News- The Pilgrim Travelers
Lazurus- O.V. Wright
A Change Is Gonna Come- Sam Cooke
Nail Print- The Dixie Nightingales
I'll Be Rested- Mavis Staples
Oh Happy Day- Edwin Hawkins Singers
That's What's Wrong- Consoling Clouds Of Joy
Crying In The Streets- The Seven Brothers
The New Walk- Rev. Reuben Willingham
Goin' Up Yonder- Walter Hawkins
If Serving God Is Wrong- Rev. Julius Cheeks
How Excellent- River of Life Choir
His Eye Is On The Sparrow- Marvin Gaye
Click HERE for your zip file and watch the Reverend Reuben Willingham below in one outrageous video. (thanks Steven)
Before you go, please read my Huffington Post tribute to the late James Booker HERE. This video below is evidence that Booker was not of this Earth.