Listen To The Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Song Her Gospel Choir Posthumously Completed

first_imgIn 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.last_img read more

Kenneth P. Moody

first_imgKenneth P. Moody, age 68 of Batesville, died Sunday, November 20, 2016 at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis.  Born May 20, 1948 in Batesville, he is the son of Mary (Nee: Enzinger) and Alvin Moody.  He married Betty Eldridge March 25, 1989 at the Batesville Christian Church.  He retired from Batesville Casket Company in June of 2009 after 35 years, learning every department before becoming supervisor.Ken was an accomplished athlete who enjoyed sports of all sorts.  A talented pitcher in high school, he nearly turned pro.  With his playing days behind him, he stilled followed baseball and was an avid Reds fan.  He also was a league bowler for many years, as well as an I.U. basketball fan, but his passion was golf.  To say Ken was a golf fanatic would be an understatement.  He couldn’t get enough of it.  He’d go with his work buddies.  He’d go with his family.  He’d go with your buddies……it didn’t matter. Spring, summer, fall or winter, it didn’t matter.  Winter just required the right equipment.  As long as it was above freezing, he’d have his son with him in a covered cart with a portable propane heater.  And a basement full of trophies says he was pretty good at it.  Away from sports he liked watching the old western shows and most of all, loved being with his grandkids.Ken is survived by his wife Betty; daughter Holly Meginniss of Spokane, Washington; sons Jason Moody of Greenfield, Indiana, Ryan Moody of Morris, Shawn Raver of Dallas, Texas, Scott Dashnaw of Versailles, Indiana; sisters Beverly Jumper of Marseilles, Illinois, Anita Zielinski of Troy, Ohio, Roseann Tousley and Cindy Weiler, both of Batesville; brother Keith Moody of Batesville and five grandchildren.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother Kevin Moody.Visitation is Friday, November 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m. with the family present from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m., Saturday, November 26th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow at Glen Haven Cemetery in Harrison, Ohio.  The family requests memorials to Batesville Rescue 10 or the Batesville Athletic Boosters Club.last_img read more

As Hima Das continues her gold rush, netizens hail her as ‘the icon of new India’

first_img LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE Karthik Nair COMMENT Last Updated: 21st July, 2019 17:26 IST As Hima Das Continues Her Gold Rush, Netizens Hail Her As ‘the Icon Of New India’ It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category.  As Das continues to make the nation proud with back-to-back laurels, let us look back at her remarkable achievement and where it started from. It all started for the young athlete at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2 which was also her first competitive 200m race of the year as she clocked 23.65 seconds to clinch her first gold. Das then won her second gold at the same venue at the Kutno Athletics Meet in the 200m category on July 7 at 23.97 seconds. She then registered her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet,  Czech Republic as she clocked 23.43 seconds. She went on to clinch her fourth gold by winning the 200m race Tabor Athletics Meet in the Czech Republic. READ: Goldrush For Hima Das As She Wins 400m Race Clinching Fifth Gold Medal In 18 DaysThe netizens came forward to shower praises on the young athlete. SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img READ: ‘Das The Way To Go, Girl!’: Amul’s Latest Topical Celebrates Hima Das Winning Four Golds In 15 Days First Published: 21st July, 2019 16:59 IST Written By It has been a gold rush for Indian athlete Hima Das as she clinched her fifth gold medal in 18 days by winning the women’s 400m race in the Nove Mesto nad Metuji Grand Prix hosted by the Czech Republic on 20 July. The 19-year-old recorded her season-best timing of 52.09 seconds, announcing her return to the 400m race category. The 19-year-old took to social media to announce her splendid win at the Czech Republic.Read the tweet here: FOLLOW USlast_img read more

MESSENGERS OF PEACE

first_imgMajor activities, like pre-registration, sourcing school supplies and clothing for the reopening of schools are in top gear as parents and potential students have commenced pre resumption activities. Many parents are financially unprepared for the opening of schools as, according to two new World Bank reports, the socio-economic impacts of the Ebola epidemic are far-reaching and persistent. While we have not completely extinguished Ebola Virus Disease from our communities, we are slowly and surely moving in the right direction. The strategy seems to be working and progress is being made.Notwithstanding significant progress made in the prevention and control of Ebola, let us be reminded that it’s still a critical time for Ebola response in Liberia. That Ebola Virus must and should be eradicated from our community should be our number one priority is not an overstatement; we need to be forward looking in ensuring an Ebola-free Liberia.According to Marie-Paule Kieny, WHO Assistant Director-General, Health Systems and Innovation, “countries need to create resilient integrated systems that can be responsive and proactive to any future threat.Governments that have flouted their obligations at the onset of the Ebola outbreak, now have the opportunity to put in place sufficient integrated health and education systems to guarantee health and safety of school children. The key to stopping the further spread of Ebola Virus Disease is vigilance and not complacency. The EVD should not only change political attitudes but school curriculum and systems.It is our view, as peace messengers that the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health work together in preparation of the reopening of schools in Liberia. Preparation should include the training of school teachers, auxiliary workers, food vendors in the prevention and control of EVD. These cadres of teachers should in turn be required to train selected students in the screening, identification and education activities within the school and community environment.Other forward looking interventions in the fight against Ebola should incorporate standard hygiene kits requirement for schools, provision of thermoflashes and family kits such as food, clothes and hygiene materials for orphans returning to schools. Health clinics and centers (both public and private) should be assigned to schools to deal with emergency situations and school children with Ebola like symptoms. We need to ensure access to reliable health facilities as we look forward to stamping out Ebola from Liberia.The payment of teachers’ salaries remains a major challenge that should be addressed before schools are opened. Goodwill should be made to ensure the payment of wages to our teachers, who like the health workers and community volunteers, would now be at the forefront of the fight against EVD.Private partnership and non-governmental sectors’ involvement in the reopening of schools is critical at this point for school children and for households. Forging a partnership between government and private sector to promote health education in schools would be equally critical.We need to continue community education programme and at the same time intensify media outreach programme. Messengers of Peace, as part of its strategic plan would mobilize its over one thousand volunteer peace messengers in various peace clubs to commence school education programme on Ebola.Our focus for this year would be on the meaningful engagement of young people in the fight against Ebola. School children at various levels should be encouraged and motivated to tell their stories through articles and at public forums. The purpose of this integrated programme on peacebuilding and school health education programme on Ebola is to build resilience amongst school children and young adults.We need to know how far have we come and how much more remains to be done.On the global level, MOP-Liberia takes this opportunity to condemn the killing of 17 people by three gunmen. We express our condolences to the people of the Republic of France and to the families of journalists killed by the terrorists.  We believe in the freedoms of expression and of the press and, most importantly, in peaceful co-existence of mankind. There is nothing that we cannot achieve through dialogue. Killing in the name of provocation is barbaric. Respect for human values and dignity should be the duty of all.Next week, we will discuss “Unfinished Business”.  Until then, Peace First, Peace above all else, May Peace prevail on earth.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more