Amazing Grace goings on in October-November

First, I would like to direct your attention to this interview with Aaron Cohen about his 33 1/3 on Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace from the always excellent Soul Sides blog. If you are familiar with Soul Sides, you already know that it’s top notch. Do check it out.

Aaron is also going to be busy throughout October and November…particularly in Chicago, but there is one Brooklyn date in there as well. See below for the details:

October 16—Chicago
Book launch at the Chicago Cultural Center at 2:00pm
78 E. Washington, Chicago
Along with a short multimedia presentation on Aretha and this crucial recording, the author will host a roundtable/performance with some of Chicago’s gospel royalty whose legacy shaped this album. Honored guests will include members of the Gay Family (Franklin covered the Gay Sisters’ 1950 hit “God Will Take Care Of You” on “Amazing Grace”) and Inez Andrews from The Caravans (Franklin’s rendition of Andrews’ version of “Mary, Don’t You Weep” was so close to hers, that Inez received songwriting credit on “Amazing Grace”).

October 20—Chicago
DJ set at Maria’s Bar
960 W. 31st, Chicago
Set list including The Queen, her own sisters (Erma and Carolyn) and a host of stellar women from the great era of r&b and funk—Ruby Andrews, Bettye LaVette, Tammi Terrell, Betty Wright, Little Ann, Vicki Anderson, Loleatta Holloway, and so many more…

October 27—Brooklyn
Reading/signing at Barbes
376 9th Street, Brooklyn
Featuring Amanda Petrusich, author of the 33 1/3 on Nick Drake’s Pink Moon.

November 3—Chicago
Ethnoise Ethnomusicology Workshop
University of Chicago in Goodspeed Hall at 4:30pm

November 16—Chicago
Reading/signing at Book Cellar
4736 N. Lincoln, Chicago

1 thought on “Amazing Grace goings on in October-November”

  1. Hi Dave,glad to see another volume is about to be released!I make it there are the following to be released;Pinkerton Weezer Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) Wu Tang Clan Boys for Pele Tori Amos Maggot Brain FunkadelicLucinda Williams Lucinda WilliamsAquemini Outkast London Calling The ClashThe Dreaming Kate Bush Exile in Guyville Liz PhairCan you confirm this is so, and possibly which books will be next?John

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