Maybe I wrote this song for Aretha Franklin. Maybe I wrote it for Candi Staton. Either way, when I sing it I feel like a large black woman.
A living room rendition. [more inside]
Crickets, guaguancó rhythm, double bass, jarana guitar, one singing voice and another one rapping.
I've always loved this spiritual, and I loved recording it as well. It was a balmy evening in New York, and as I was singing, I felt as much in the center of the world as far far away....