My song of the week: Preacherman by Melody Gardot and Chuck Staab

The video may seem to start off a bit slowly, but you should watch it all. The introduction is very relevant. He song touched me deep inside.

It is based upon the murder of Emmett Till, over 60 years ago. The saddest part of all is that such attitudes are still abundant, especially in the Deep South of the USA.

Melody Gardot

Melody Gardot – photographed by Franco P. Tettamanti

You can read much more about this song and its background in this excellent article by Eric R. Danton in the Speakeasy section of The Wall Street Journal.

About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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2 Responses to My song of the week: Preacherman by Melody Gardot and Chuck Staab

  1. Just found out that this track will be on Melody’s new album, Currency of Man, due out on 1st June. If you’re not familiar with this lady’s music, I thoroughly recommend it to you. It is not just her music that grabs you; you really should listen to her lyrics. Wow!


  2. Pingback: Rather extravagant – I bought TWO new albums! | Lance Greenfield

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