Church and Society / Random Thoughts from an Uppity Negro

For Those Who Remember…the Organ Solos at the Old Church

Maybe it’s just the particular churches I’ve visted, but by in large, for some reason, the young organ players, usually don’t do a lot of soloing.  Not saying they can’t, I fully believe these kats are gifted to do so, but for whatever reason church service doesn’t allow them to do so.  Ran across the below clip on Youtube (or course) and I remember my friend back down in Atlanta who randomly busted out an organ solo at our school’s Baccalaureate Service at Big Bethel A.M.E. church on their C3 and totally wrecked the church.

Remember those days when the church would go in when the organist would pull out all the drawbars but the first one on the upper manual, flip on the percussion, fast decay and WEAR THE CHURCH OUT, much like this kat did in the first half of this clip.  And OMG, don’t let the organist get caught up in their own solo, and then they’d start shouting themselves.

So, check out this clip and be blessed by those organ solos at the old church.

Keep it uppity and keep it truthfully radical, JLL

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