TCC Playlist: Troubles So Hard by Vera Hall and Moby

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Spiritualsplayed an important role in shaping American music. These folk songs cried out for freedom from oppression to the God who liberated Moses and the Israelites, and took their listeners to the ‘thin places’ where God’s Spirit can be felt. The spirituals and blues of Alabama native, Vera Hall, were made famous, when they were sampled by Moby in 1999. More after the jump. Loving is supporting.

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TCC Playlist: Higher Love by James Vincent McMorrow

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James Vincent McMorrow

“Think about it there must be higher love.”

To go to Mass is to bear witness to the fact that you believe in something greater than yourself. In that vein we recommend the Irish folk singer James Vincent McMorrow’s cover of the 80s slow jam “Higher Love.” More and listen after the jump:

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