I’d just spent a weekend in NYC with my siblings. We don’t often get a chance to spend time together since we live in different parts of the country. Since I was in NYC, I took the opportunity to film some live videos with Gregory S. Jones. I love the colors and just the plane rawness of the performance. Hope you enjoy.
I’ve always loved this song – A Change is Gonna Come. The first line has always created a strange and powerful image for me I was born by the river in a little tent, and just like the river I’ve been running ever since.
The river is mystical, the river is healing, the river is cleansing, we go down to the river to be baptized, we cross the river to get to the other side. So to be born by the river in a little tent for me symbolizes being imbued with these gifts, and also the ability to make our home where ever we are, in whatever situation – the tent is a home that we can carry on our backs. To me its the journey of life and eternal hope. I feel like Sam Cooke really spoke to me. I’m still working on the arrangement, but I think there are some special moments here, so I’ve decided to share it. I’ve slowed it down, let me know what you think.
I love singing “Brown Skin” – its one of those songs, I wish I wrote – its so sexy and delicious:) I’ve been performing this song live for years, so I thought I’d share it with you. Watch and enjoy.