Sounds For Sunday

by Simon


Feeling a little bit jazzy today.

First up is the wonderful Gil Scott-Heron with “Lady Day & John Coltrane” beginning things in a not so typical up-tempo style. But then just for Sunday we’ll slow things down with Jimmy McGriff’s Blue Juice, nice and funky. And to close the beautiful and summery Cease The Bombing by Grant Green, protest music with style from one of the best guitarists ever.

Ever feel kinda down and out, you don’t know just what to do?
Livin’ all of days in darkness, let the sun shine through
Ever feel that somehow, somewhere you lost your way?

And if you don’t get help quick you won’t make it through the day?

Could you call on Lady Day? Could you call on John Coltrane?
Now ’cause they’ll wash your troubles, your troubles away

Plastic people with plastic minds on their way to plastic homes
There’s no beginning, there ain’t no ending

Just on and on and on and on and…
It’s all because we’re so afraid to say that we’re alone
Until our hero rides in, rides in on his saxophone

Could you call on Lady Day? Could you call on John Coltrane?
They’ll wash your troubles, your troubles away

Gil Scott-Heron – Lady Day And John Coltrane
Jimmy McGriff – Blue Juice
Grant Green – Cease The Bombing

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