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TCC Playlist: I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World by Iris Dement

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Iris Dement

Iris Dement grew up in a Pentecostal family in Arkansas. In her music she grapples with faith and doubt. Her strange drawl can take some getting used to, but it’s beautiful and haunting too. A great choice for today’s feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (both of whom were martyred for their faith). Listen to “I Don’t Want to Get Adjusted to This World” and more after the jump:

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Something Happened on the Way to Bountiful: Everyone Sang Along

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“Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine! O what a foretaste of glory divine!”

Something beautiful and unexpected happened in the middle of the Broadway revival of Horton Foote’s, The Trip to Bountiful. When Cicely Tyson, who plays Mrs. Carrie Watts (center) begins singing the classic Protestant hymn “Blessed Assurance” the audience sings along. More in The New York TimesSomething Happened on the Way to Bountiful: Everyone Sang Along. Listen to Sister Rosetta Tharpe’s version after the jump:The Trip to Bountiful

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