Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Where did you go to church on Sunday? I went to the Gospel session at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
What's not to like about starting the morning with "Amazing Grace" by Igor and his jazz cowboys (in the red vest, of course).
and ending with "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" by the Titan Hot 7?
The traditional New Orleans "Second Line" umbrella people paraded by at appropriate intervals.
As a "word person" I'm always impressed by the in-your-face words of country gospel lyrics. The words leave little to the imagination, and trigger an emotional response as much as the music.
Here are a few tear-jerking lines:
I went back home my home was lonely
For my mother she was gone
All my brothers sisters crying
For the home so sad and alone
Undertaker please undertaker
Undertaker please drive slow
For that body you are hauling
Lord I hate to see her go
Will that circle be unbroken
By and by Lord by and by?
Are there any special lyrics that get to you?