Saturday, January 07, 2006

I Can't Get Satisfied

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


Fenrir the Wolf said...

I am saddened whenever precious history is lost, and I am relieved that no one was injured or killed by that massive fire, and I can only hope that the cause was accidental.

The Stepfather of Soul said...

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the fire officials are looking to see if the fire was accidentally started by some roofers who were using blowtorches to seal the roof (I'm not a roofer, but apparently they were heating some copper materials).

Dave! said...

It was a *horrible* fire... I could see the smoke driving on LSD. I didn't know what it was at the time, but I knew it could not, in any way, be good. This and Lou Rawls... not a good week for Chi-town.