Tuesday night was Raytown Middle School’s winter choir concert. Since I had band practice that night and my student could not make it, I didn’t attend. Sitting in with the class for the past several months, I’m very familiar with the repertoire. The show featured a couple dizzying shifts from secular to sacred; the most flagrant was following “Do Wah Diddy” with a “Kyrie Elieson.”
This week’s show features a similarly crazy shift, too, going from “Time Is On My Side” to “Early On One Christmas Morn.” It makes sense to me; I hope it makes sense to you. Enjoy.
- “Take It All in and Check It All Out” – Bill Withers (Still Bill/Sussex/1972)
- “The Thing” – Don Cherry (Where is Brooklyn?/Blue Note/1966)
- “Symptones” – Stan Getz and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band (Change of Scenes/Verve/1971)
- “Time Is on My Side” (original version) – The Rolling Stones (Time Is on My Side 45/London/1964)
- “Early on One Christmas Morn” – Bruce Cockburn (Christmas/Columbia/1993)