#newmusic Pop Life Weekend

See the voodoo chile, holding out his hand
I’ve been waitin’ on you brother
Welcome to the band
Good blues stringin’, heaven-fine singin’
Jesus, Mary and Joseph been lis’nin’ to you playin’
Heaven done called another blues stringer back home

Six Strings Down, by Jimmy Vaughn

Reverend Johnny L. Jones (Atlanta) “Jesus Christ from A to Z”

Sounds of Blackness (Minneapolis) “Optimistic” (produced by Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis)

Mavis Staples (Chicago) “Melody Cool” (Composed by Prince)

Stevie Nicks (Phoenix) “Stand Back” (keyboards performed and melody inspired by Prince, uncredited)

Patti Labelle (Philadelphia) “Yo Mister” (Composed by Prince)

And then there’s these guys:

Big thanks to Beats 1 for the wall to wall Prince.  We remember him as a great human, his scary musicality and his extraordinary talent as one of the best lyricists of a generation.  Because in this life you’re on your own.  May he be wrapped in the kindness of God.

See you at Alamo for Purple Rain screening.

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do with all your might…”  Ecclesiastes 9:10

Of what benefit is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but he does not have works? That faith cannot save him, can it?  If a brother or a sister is lacking clothing and enough food for the day,  yet one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but you do not give them what they need for their body, of what benefit is it?   So, too, faith by itself, without works, is dead.

James 2:14-17