More bad news from Chicago to join the passing of Lou Rawls. Chicago's Pilgrim Baptist Church, where Thomas A. Dorsey began to create what we know as gospel music and where he served as a minister of music, has burned down. The gorgeous building, designed by Louis Sullivan in 1890, was originally a synagogue but became the home of Pilgrim in 1922. It is feared that the church's archives (which included manuscripts of Dorsey's work) may be destroyed also. My wife and I were members of that church the last couple of years we lived in Chicago and I am saddened by its loss.
On a totally unrelated topic, today's post is from the legendary soul jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff. "I Can't Get Satisfied" is a great track with a mod groove and some gospel-inspired chorus work. I first heard this on an two-part Atlantic 45 (which had some wicked skips), so I was glad to find an MP3 of the whole thing.
Brother Jack McDuff - I Can't Get Satisfied