9 January 2021
This time the duo picked a song called Miracles by the late Memphis soul and gospel singer Johnnie Frierson (1945-2010). In the sixties, Frierson was a member of soul
group The Drapels but also performed/wrote as a solo artist.
He had to leave music behind after being drafted and fighting in the Vietnam War
and came back traumatized. In the ’90s he sold home-recorded cassettes to pay
the bills. In 2012 a reissue of a collection of Frierson’s self-released songs saw the
day of light. Miracles is one of them.
Callahan and Oldham recorded their take with psych rocker Ty Segall.
Sing the blues, guys…