Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Faith and Climate Action / The teaching of a Lummi elder in September 2020 / Listening and taking heart / Gospel singers / "20 Feet from Stardom"

Although I am not a religious person, I take heart when I listen to religious people who are committed to doing what they can to help heal that which has been so deeply wounded in our world.  I am moved today by listening to Douglas James in September 2016 and September 2020.

And by this:

Thank you to Elizabeth for bringing "20 Feet from Stardom" to my attention. That documentary is one more good thing that has led to so many other good things. Now I can recommend it, too.

Note copied from YouTube page for the above video: Originally released in 1969 on Ode Records, this rare and sought-after album finds the California collective covering a clutch of Dylan classics in the era's revolutionary gospel style. Produced by Lou Adler, soon to work his magic on Carole King's mega-successful Tapestry, and arranged by Gene Page, noted for his work for Motown, the performers were largely unknown, but many went on to find great acclaim. Merry Clayton, the powerhouse singer best known for sparring with Mick Jagger on Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter" (and star of the recent documentary 20 Feet from Stardom), appears here, as does Edna Wright of The Honeycones and Gloria Jones who recorded the original version of "Tainted Love" in 1965.)


Sabine said...

This is all so very amazing to watch and listen to. Thank you.

beth coyote said...

Wow. Thank you.

Sackerson said...

Although I'm not a religious person... I know that feeling, or something like it. I get more and more intolerant of organised religion as time passes (it seems too much involved with -usually male- power) but feel equally unable to join the ranks of the atheists. I guess I know the impulses at the heart of what we are that drive people to religion.