Saturday, March 13, 2010
Sunday Gospel Set . 40
Join us every Sunday to give praise with the Sunday Gospel Set on Radio Roofscape. Our featured video this week is of The Ishmel Sisters singing Follow the Drinking Gourd and reciting The Joys of Playing by George L. Davis. And here's the complete current set list ...
Tolbert Family Singers - Ride the Gospel Train
The Ishmel Sisters - Follow the Drinking Gourd
Albert Ayler - Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Nina Simone - Sinner Man
Marion Williams - Michael Row the Boat Ashore
Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon - Steal Away to Jesus
Golden Gate Quartet - Roll, Jordan, Roll
Ramsey Lewis - Wade in the Water
THE JOYS OF PLAYING
by George L. Davis, II
JASHANNA - Janel
Play little ones, with the sun on your shoulder. With bright smiles and sepia skin, let the wind breeze through your hair. Your afro puffs glisten with the sheen of the starlight, and your full lips taste the cool waters of rivers flowing from your ancient past.
JANEL - Jarinne
See now the gentle rain fall on the playing sisters, in Sofala, in Soweto, in Savannah, in Santo Domingo. See them jump and play and shout and dance. See her twirl, arms uplifted, in parabolic joy. See her roll and roll and stop with her face to the wide open sky. See her laugh and chuckle and giggle and slap her knees at her sisters, while they share this moment to never come again, but always remembered in times yet born.
JARINNE - JaShanna
Play little ones, with the moon on your ear. With the silence of the half light and the call of the night, melt away into the twilight. Your bantu countenance to illumine the midnight sky, silhouettes of golden memories, to the night prime. A primrose path for your beckoning eye for these joys, we sigh.