Sabougla Voices: Juke Joint Blues Man Leo Welch

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first_imgThe advent of a new year is typically greeted with a resolution, some new goal – or perhaps an old goal revisited – that will result in a positive change.After reading the story of Leo Welch, my resolution for 2014 has changed. Gone are thoughts of getting outside more, losing a few pounds, or reducing the amount of time I spend on Facebook.Instead, I am simplifying. I hereby resolve to remember that there is no time like the present.Mississippi blues man Leo Welch is my inspiration. Last week, at the ripe young age of 81, Welch released his debut album, Sabougla Voices. Welch’s record came to be because, as an octogenarian, he grasped that simple concept – there is no time like the present. Welch, a longtime gospel blues player, picked up the phone and cold called the folks at Big Legal Mess, a Mississippi record label with juke joint all stars like Junior Kimbrough and Fred McDowell on its roster, and pitched his record.Instead of being turned down, which is what most of us what probably assume would happen at the end of most calls like this, Welch found himself with an invitation to come down to the label’s office to pick some tunes.Welch is, indeed, a fine musician; he plays guitar, harmonica, and fiddle, and once even had the opportunity to audition to B.B. King, though tough financial times kept Welch from making the trip to Memphis for the tryout.Sabougla Voices has the rough and ragged feel of a Mississippi juke joint blues jam, though Welch honed his craft playing in churches, which – these days – vastly outnumber the of juke joins in Mississippi. The songs on the record are honest and real, alternating between rollicking, electrified numbers like “Take Care Of Me Lord” and “Somebody Touched Me” to acoustic tunes like “The Lord Will Make A Way” and “Mother Loves Her Children.” Nowhere on any of these tracks is there an ounce of pretension. Instead, Welch sings of trial and tribulation, faith and praise, with both the confidence of the blues world’s greats and the repentant soul of a sinner.As I have listened to Sabougla Voices over the last few weeks, I cannot help but think of this 80-year-old man picking up the phone, dialing a record label, and pitching a record. Carpe diem, indeed. I want to latch on to the spirit that led to Welch’s phone call, as it is a definite reminder that there is no time like the present. If you have something you want to do, do it. Make the phone call. Climb the mountain. Run the river.That’s excellent advice for a brand new year.Make sure to check out “Praise His Name,” the lead cut from Sabougla Voices, on this month’s Trail Mix.  For more information on Leo Welch, surf over to www.biglegalmessrecords.com.last_img read more


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first_imgINDIA were frustrated by Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews in Delhi yesterday but remained in control of the third Test with a 180-run lead over Sri Lanka at the end of day three.The tourists started the day on 131-3 with Mathews and Chandimal at the crease, and the duo stubbornly continued to pile on the runs for the fourth wicket.Mathews (111) brought up his first century since August 2015 before being caught behind off Ravichandran Ashwin, who later moved on to 55 Test scalps for the calendar year, joint-best with Australia spinner Nathan Lyon, who was also among the wickets in Adelaide yesterday.Chandimal will be back in the middle on day four after reaching stumps on an unbeaten 147, despite receiving little support following the dismissal of Mathews, and Sri Lanka survived until the end of the day to finish on 356-9, chasing India’s 536-7 declared.Mathews reminded everyone of his quality with the bat by producing his first ton since his 110 against the same opponents in Colombo two years ago, although India were guilty of squandering multiple opportunities to end what became a 79.1-over partnership.An edge to Wriddhiman Saha finally signalled the end of Mathews’ innings – the India gloveman succeeding where his team-mates had failed following a number of missed catches.The wickets tumbled thereafter as Sri Lanka slipped from 317-5 to 356-9 by the close of play, with Sadeera Samarawickrama (33), debutant Roshen Silva (0), Niroshan Dickwella (0), Suranga Lakmal (5) and Lahiru Gamage (1) failing to provide Chandimal with a partner to match Mathews.Ashwin (3-90) was India’s most potent attacking threat but the hosts will have to wait a bit longer for their second turn with the bat, with Chandimal returning to the crease with Lakshan Sandakan (0) today.India lead the three-match series 1-0 after two Tests. (Omnisport)INDIA 1st innings 536 for 7 decl. (V. Kohli 243, M. Vijay 155, R. Sharma 65; L. Sandakan 4-167)Sri Lanka 1st innings (Overnight: 131-3)Dimuth Karunaratne c Saha b Shami 0 Dilruwan Perera lbw b Jadeja 42Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b I. Sharma 1Angelo Mathews c Saha b R. Ashwin 111Dinesh Chandimal not out 147Sadeera Samarawickrama c Saha b I. Sharma 33Roshen Silva c S. Dhawan b R. Ashwin 0Niroshan Dickwella b R. Ashwin 0Suranga Lakmal c Saha b Shami 5Lahiru Gamage lbw b Jadeja 1Lakshan Sandakan not out 0Extras: (b-4, lb-5, nb-2, pen-5) 16Total: (for 9 wickets, 130 overs) 356Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-14, 3-75, 4-256, 5-317, 6-318, 7-322, 8-331, 9-343.Bowling: M. Shami 24-6-74-2 (nb-1), I. Sharma 27-6-93-2, R. Jadeja 44-13-85-2 (nb-1), R. Ashwin 35-8-90-3.last_img read more