Tuesday, January 10, 2006
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Saturday, January 7, 2006
Yesterday was an extremely sad day for the world of soul/gospel and the city of Chicago, as we suffered two great losses...
The landmark Pilgrim Baptist Church, which was the birthplace of gospel music (which gave birth to soul ), burned to the ground along with it went the memories of the father of gospel... Thomas A. Dorsey , Mahalia Jackson , James Cleveland among many others. If you ever saw the Blues Brothers , the scene of Jake doing summersalts down the isle with the good Rev. James Brown and Chaka Khan was supposed to take place inside the church.
Beyond being culturally significant The building was also architectually important and was designed by Louis Sullivan and designated a national landmark in 1981.
On Friday we also said good-bye to one of the sweetest voices in Chicago soul, Lou Rawls ... the silky one. You will be greatly missed.
Heaven just got a bit more funky.