In November of last year, the beloved soul singer Sharon Jones passed away at the age of 60, leaving music fans around the world crushed. Jones’ story was one of triumph, getting her first big break at the age of 40 and, years later, overcoming cancer and returning to the stage. Throughout her life, Jones was a longtime member of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders, at New York City’s Universal Church of God, writing a number of songs for the group throughout the years. Today, Daptone Records has released a brand-new tune by Sharon Jones, “Call On God”, which was completed posthumously and features members of her lifetime choir on back up vocals.Sharon Jones’ Final Album With The Dap-Kings To Be Posthumously ReleasedThe beloved songstress wrote “Call On God” in the late 70s for E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders; the song was originally recorded by Jones and the Dap-Kings during the sessions for their 2007 album 100 Days, 100 Nights, with Jones laying out the vocals live with her band as well as the piano parts. Jones’ vision for the gospel number was so inspiring that the group decided to record a full gospel album, setting aside “Call On God” for the project, though the gospel album unfortunately never came to fruition.During Jones’ memorial service in December of last year, Pastor Margot Fields, the widow of Jones’ longtime gospel choir leader E.L. Fields, presided over the ceremony, and original members of the Gospel Wonders flew in from all around the country to attend the service, with Jones’ former choirmates performing a special tribute during the ceremony in her honor.Following the service, these singers joined Bosco Mann and the Dap-Kings at the Daptone House of Soul studios, lending their voices to finish Jones’ gospel track that had fallen by the wayside, “Call On God”. Jones had always been adamant that she wanted background vocals on the track, so during this studio session, the members of E.L. Fields’ Gospel Wonders sang with Sharon Jones once again, marking a truly cathartic moment as they adding their background vocals to Jones’ song that she had written for them back in the 70s.Take a listen to Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Call On God” below.
The front patio is a casual affair, but some TLC might do the trickMr Tyler said the owner has decided to move on, but he’ll miss his favourite fishing shack.“He’s a boatie through and through and very much a bird lover as well which is something the creek attracts,” he said.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journoAn easy afternoon paddle from the back yard. Just bring your tool kit and a tinnie to make the most of this northside waterfront home.FISHERMEN need this one on their finder.This lowest, three-bedroom renovator on 764sq m of land at 9 Utalong St, Deagon fronts Cabbage Tree Creek and would make the perfect project for a keen angler who’s talented with a hammer.Roll up your sleeves and get to work … when the fish aren’t biting that is.The challenger will be staying focused on the project when high tide comes a-calling, according to Coronis Bracken Ridge senior sales consultant, Jarrod Tyler.“When its high tide twice a day, you can get in and out with no dramas in something like a tinnie or a kayak,” Mr Tyler said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoOff the lawn and into your tinnie — no problem.“You can go all the way out to the mouth of the creek, go out past the Sandgate Marina and all the way out — it’d take you five or ten minutes and away you go,” he said.“If you just want to throw one of those smaller boats — anything probably up to six or seven foot, in the water about half-a-foot — no dramas.”Mr Tyler said the home was an original, and the new owner will need to do some work to maximise the property’s potential.“Some works been done to the place but it’s sort of half done. It’s ripe for someone to come in and put their spin on it,” he said.A functional home full of potential
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BLOG POST: This season, pundits cannot bad-mouth Boeheim‘s schedule choices Brett LoGiurato Outrageous Fun So if any of the talking heads at ESPN still, somehow, say at any point this season that Jim Boeheim doesn’t schedule quality non-conference opponents, well, I’m just going to lose it. After a lengthier process than usual, the Syracuse men’s basketball team finally has a complete schedule, which was officially released on Sept. 17. The athletic department had already announced the previous day the team would appear three times on ESPN’s Big Monday — at Pittsburgh and Villanova and at home against West Virginia.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text There’s only one addition to the non-conference portion of the schedule that had largely already been established: a home date with Morgan State on Dec. 20. And in that non-conference portion of its schedule, Syracuse has no easy path to the undefeated start it had last season in non-conference play. There is the Legends Classic in Atlantic City, where it will face Michigan and either Georgia Tech or UTEP. And there is the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, where the Orange will square off against Tom Izzo and Michigan State. Syracuse starts off its 2010 season with Northern Iowa on Nov. 12 at the Carrier Dome, against a team that made the Sweet 16 last season after beating No. 1 Kansas. Though the Panthers are not that same team — most critically missing the clutch shooting of the departed Ali Farokhmanesh — they are a far cry from the cupcakes Syracuse has scheduled to open its season in the past. Last year was Albany. The year before, Le Moyne (although we all know how that cupcake of a game worked out last preseason). And here’s how each of last season’s Final Four squads open up the year. Duke faces Princeton at home, a game that would be good — 15 years ago. Butler opens at home against Marian (yeah, I had to look it up, too). Michigan State has Eastern Michigan, whose only similarity with Michigan State stops at the word ‘Michigan.’ And fellow Big East member West Virginia will take on Oakland, whose nickname is the Golden Grizzles. So that’s good. In its non-conference schedule, Syracuse will rarely have a break. Following a three-game ‘easy’ streak after Northern Iowa, the Orange will face Michigan, Georgia Tech/UTEP, Cornell, North Carolina State and Michigan State in succession. There are plenty of questions surrounding SU coming into the season. By the time a date with Providence rolls around on Dec. 28, Syracuse will have had 13 non-conference games to answer many of them. Even though there hasn’t been bubble talk in each of the past two seasons, that bubble is always a good bet each February and March. And if there is bubble talk, those 13 games should, for once, keep the Orange on the right side. Praising Jim Boeheim’s schedule? That’ll be a change for Doug Gottlieb. [email protected] REBUTTAL: With trips to Atlantic City, New York SU’s prep for March unique, best in Big East Tony Olivero Purify the colors Two obvious goals for any Big East coach with his non-conference schedule: — Reach out to the Big East’s Mecca — New York City and Madison Square Garden — and expose the 2010 edition of your team to the 19,763 fans and the millions piped in via national television. — Have your squad travel on a weekend to a regional location against NCAA Tournament-level competition, just four months in advance. Simulate what is to come in March. And there it is. The most recent news regarding Syracuse’s schedule comes with that of the three Big Monday games that should get the Orange the ESPN-piped in awareness of the country. But when looking at this schedule, what sticks out more than anything else has to do with the two things SU was able to accomplish that the rest of the Big East didn’t accomplish. The Orange will be playing in two high-profile preseason non-Big East events. No other Big East team can make that claim. Not Georgetown. Not Connecticut. Not anyone. Sorry St. John’s, the Holiday Festival (the Red Storm’s pseudo-home tournament) doesn’t count as a high-profile event. On Friday Nov. 26 and Saturday the 27th, the Orange will make an NCAA-like regional road trip 315 miles away to Atlantic City, N.J., for the Legends Classic. Then on Dec. 7, the Orange will go straight to the Mecca and take on Michigan State in the Jimmy V Classic. The figurative killing of two birds with one stone — accomplishing two ideal tasks with one preseason schedule. Not something that is unexpected for the likes of UConn, Villanova and Louisville to do. But in 2010, none of them did it. The Orange did. The regional road trips, and all that come with them, will accompany this team by November. The weekend elimination tournament play — the kind that is awfully familiar the weekend before the Final Four, the kind that wasn’t kind to Syracuse last season in Salt Lake City — will be there in Atlantic City. And when the trip to New York is considered, it’s a further early season attempt to crack in and remind Midtown Manhattan that, yeah, this is the Syracuse program that always provides you with something to talk about come early March. Syracuse’s inclusion in the two events means that inherently, no matter what happens, the SU college basketball brand may be the most coveted in the Big East. Most teams aren’t playing in one premier preseason event. Nevermind two. DePaul in the 76 Classic. Georgetown in the Charleston Classic. 76 Classic? Charleston Classic? The names don’t hold weight in the general fan’s psyche. The Jimmy V Classic. You’ll see ads about it for weeks. The Legends Classic? No, Stan Verrett-plugged TV spots won’t accompany it. But what will accompany it is March come November. Back to the not so distant March-past of the Scoop Jardine’s of the world. A little back to the past when looking ahead to the future. And it’s a future for the Orange that the program has only faced once in the past decade. It’ll be a little bit more of a challenge. But a welcoming and forecasting challenge. The last time SU has played in two high-profile early-season tournaments you ask? 2004. That team? Well, that March, it won the Big East Tournament. We’ll have to wait until March, though, to see if it is in fact back to the future. [email protected] Published on October 3, 2010 at 12:00 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
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DES MOINES — Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack and his wife, Christie, endorsed Joe Biden’s bid for president Saturday.Tom Vilsack said Biden has a unique combination of experience and long-standing relationships with decision-makers around the globe.“We elected a rookie in Donald Trump,” Vilsack said during a Radio Iowa interview. “We elected a person who had no governing experience, a person that walked into the highest office in the land and the most difficult job in the world with no clue as to what that job was and it’s fairly obvious.”Christie Vilsack said Biden has ideas focused on rural economic development that will appeal to Iowans.“That’s a really strong point that we have here, that the vice president has a plan for that,” Christie Vilsack said. “We’ll be out there with the Bidens in the next week or so, in those communities, so we’ll have an ample opportunity to talk about it.”Biden will embark on an eight-day bus tour of the state next weekend. The former vice president said getting the Vilsacks’ backing is a “gigantic” boost to his campaign.“The most significant thing that’s happened in this campaign so far in Iowa is these two incredible people endorsing us,” Biden said late this morning. “…The two most respected people in this state…They deeply care about this state. It’s in their blood. It’s real.”Jill Biden, who has campaigned solo in Iowa on her husband’s behalf, used the word “beloved” to describe the Vilsacks, suggesting character witnesses are important in this election.“You know, our kids are watching and it’s important they see a president that they can feel proud of and that they can respect,” Jill Biden said. “And, like Tom said, we need somebody with experience and so all those things point to Joe.”Tom Vilsack served two terms as governor and then served eight years as President Obama’s secretary of agriculture. Vilsack said polling shows Biden has a national advantage in a one-on-one race against President Trump, plus Biden does better in key states that are crucial to winning the Electoral College.“And then, finally, people know him,” Vilsack said. “They know where he comes from. They know the value system that’s important to them and it’s very similar to their value system.”Vilsack has suggested Biden has shown a resilience as a candidate and an ability — in Vilsack’s words — to “take a punch.” Biden routinely tells audiences he’s targeted by Trump and Republicans in congress because he has the best chance of beating Trump next November. CNN reports an associate of former New York City Mayor Rudy Guiliani is willing to testify that the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee went to Vienna last year and met with a former Ukrainian official to try to dig up dirt on Biden.“Devin Nunes doesn’t surprise me at all,” Biden told Radio Iowa late this morning. “Devin Nunes has never been what you might call the most trusted or honorable person in congress. Now we learned that he was trying to undercut me…to keep me from being the nominee.”South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham recently indicated he plans to make Biden’s son, Hunter, a focus of impeachment proceedings when they reach the senate.“I must tell you I’m really disappointed in Lindsey Graham. I don’t know what’s happened to him…He’s had this 180 degree turn and I wonder what John McCain is thinking right now,” Biden told Radio Iowa. “John and I disagreed. We fought like hell, but we both were honorable with one another and we never did anything that was anything other than honorable. I just don’t quite get it.”Both Biden and Graham were invited by the McCain family to speak at McCain’s funeral in Arizona. The Bidens and the Vilsacks spoke with Radio Iowa earlier today between public campaign events in Des Moines and Knoxville.Biden is scheduled to make a campaign stop in Mason City on Tuesday morning December 3rd at a site to be determined