Saturday Single No. 332

It’s Preparation Day!

Not quite a year ago, the Texas Gal and I walked through the doors of the St. Cloud Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. For much of the time since we moved here in 2002, she and I have been trying to find what we call “a community of like-minded individuals.” And we’ve found such a community in that small building located in what used to be the far west end of St. Cloud.

I’ll likely write more about our search and its outcome on another day, but there is little time today. One of the programs in which we’ve become involved through the fellowship is what are called Circle Dinners. Folks who sign up are assigned to a group of six people, and every couple of months, the members of that circle have dinner at one of the homes of the members.

The hosts provide a main dish and beverages, and the other folks bring salads, side dishes and desserts along with whatever else they wish. We’ve been to two of the dinners so far, and it’s been a good way to get to know the other four people.

Tonight it’s our turn to host. The weather may have something to say about that, but we’ll go on with our day under the assumption that about 5:30 this evening, four other folks will come through our doors for dinner and conversation. That means we have tasks to accomplish in order to be ready.

With that in mind, I went through the mp3 library this morning and skimmed through songs with the word “ready” in their titles. And I settled on a 1973 record by the Staple Singers that went to No. 9 on the pop chart and No. 1 (for three weeks) on the R&B chart. Here, in a performance on Soul Train from May 25, 1974, is “If You’re Ready (Come Go With Me),” and it’s today’s Saturday Single.


4 Responses to “Saturday Single No. 332”

  1. Paco Malo says:

    Great Staples Singers track, my man. Without a doubt, my favorite Staples Singers track is their collaboration with The Band in Scorsese’ “The Last Waltz” on “The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down”. Mavis and Pop both take verses and the final cut for the film is simply outstanding.

    I hope all goes well with your dinner this evening. Sounds like it will be fun. I hope the weather doesn’t get in the way.

  2. Paco Malo says:

    My bad: The Staple Singers collaborated with The Band on the song “The Weight”. Corrections are better late than never. 😉

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