If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me) ~ The Staple Singers
RIP Cleotha Staples! Once again sad news on the virtual doorstep this morning — blessings and condolences to the Staple family and thank you for the wealth of music that Cleotha gave us over all the years! The Sunday Is For Gospel Music in any shape or form selection from the Flimwell Papers’ Music Corner!
I first heard this “live” in the early ‘eighties in India. It was after Suprabhatam, not yet dawn, when over the ashram walls came this cry of awe for The One Who Is All.
“In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Compassionate.”
Decades later, day by day now, the meaning of this welcome grows, deepens, to include all life, including you, My 0wn Self.
Doctorow has details:
[Boing Boing reader] Michael sez, “Someone has gone to the trouble (I don’t know how but would suspect using Melodyne DNA or somesuch) of processing REM’s minor-scale downer hit ‘Losing My Religion’ so that all the minor notes are now major. When I followed the link I thought it’d be a cover, but no, it’s the original, processed. It’s uncanny - the song is just as familiar as always but the impact is utterly different. Kind of like finding a colour print of a film you’d only known in black and white, or seeing Garfield minus Garfield for the first time. I like it.”
The Mr Robert Goulet belts out “You Light Up My Life” with deep feeling, and impeccable diction.
Contains what is (arguably) the greatest moment in human history.
This is —- words fail me.