The World is Falling Down

Aug 17th, 2010 in Music

The world lost at least two of the saints last weekend, and is indeed falling down.  We know there’s another realm, though, that is lifting and lifted up as a result of these losses.   Rest in peace, saints.  You are and will be missed.

Abbey Lincoln passed away on Saturday at the age of 80.  She was one of the greats of jazz who was a supreme composer, lyricist, vocalist and bandleader, a rare combination.  Her composition, The World is Falling Down, is one of the all-time greats.  No one will replace her.

Abbey Lincoln–The World is Falling Down

[audio:|titles=01 The World Is Falling Down]

After that great, but lyrically heavy, song some of us might need the other side of the coin while we balance on its edge.  None have stamped that other side of the coin better than The Staples Singers.

The Staples Singers–I’ll Take You There

[audio:|titles=09 I’ll Take You There]

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