Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Feel Like Going to Church - Trouble of the World - Mahalia Jackson

Trouble of the World - Mahalia Jackson

The above clip is from the 1959 version of the award winning movie "Imitation of Life" it is one of those movies that is such a big part of the black culture of my youth. If you want to see some people living the blues, watch that movie.

Again I think that this song captures the mood of gospel blues so well. And while it has a sad theme it soars in such a way that is joyous. And that to me is what the blues is all about. That journey from sadness to joy.

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