Chuck Johnson | "Riga Black" | Balsams
A cousin of mine, who is both a best friend and an older brother of sorts, turned me on to this beautiful album back in June. I cannot wear it out. The reason for our reunion may have been bittersweet (Uncle Bill was truly one of a kind and I am beyond blessed to be influenced by you. I MISS YOU!) Thanks to those who make me feel sane. Chuck Johnson's music is meditative gospel.
Postscript: Aretha Franklin passed today and it made me feel. I love Aretha's music. We're all wiser for sharing our time on earth with her, we're lucky to be honest. She is soul. Thank you Aretha for making this world a better place. She will always be a treasure, one that makes us all rich. Rest in peace.
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