Sunday, September 04, 2016

YOU KNOW DENOMINATION
AIN’T NOTHIN’ BUT A NAME

At first listen, it seems a little odd to hear a 21st century country singer enumerating a list of 1920s African-American church sects’ squabbles, but Rodney Crowell’s performance is so engaging and, really, it all comes down to “it’s right to stand together, it’s wrong to stand apart,” a good reminder to us in these polarized times. Washington Phillips had that part nailed in 1927. . . .


Rodney Crowell • Denomination Blues • 2006



Get it: Voice of the Spirit: The Gospel of the South

*This is a re-up from November 23, 2014.

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