Tuesday, December 21, 2004

To let all violence cease

Download: VIOLINAIRES "Remember What Day This Is"

As I understand it, after influencing the sound and substance of soul music so deeply in the '50s and '60s, much gospel was then itself influenced by soul in the late '60s and early '70s. The "gospel soul" era is still maligned by purists, but I love a lot of it. This track might lyrically fall under the fundamentalist anti-Santa type P.O.V. that cats like Garrison Keillor like to reminisce about every year, but it does so just slightly. Most importantly, it's a nifty little song that makes some not-so-hidden pleas for peace that were as valid in the Vietnam era as, unfortunately, they are today.


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