Ecclesiastical and political pragmatism, with a beat
Saturday, February 4, 2012
"A Change Is Gonna Come"
In London in 1987, a smoldering slow jam by Tina Turner and Robert Cray. I realized I hadn't heard her sing the blues too often. Young Bob starts his solo at 3:25. In 1963, after hearing Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind," Sam Cooke wrote and recorded the song as a prayer for racial justice. Hat tip to Pamela Leavey.