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Taste and the Testimony of the Holy Spirit


Nov 26 2007
04:39 pm

Here’s "Ain’t no Mountain High Enough".

I agree that everything is culturally situated as am I. Perhaps African tribesman or members of the Berlin Philharmonic will not understand where Marvin Gaye is coming from. I think there is a spiritual common ground that threads through all cultures though that we can recognize to some extent. I’ve heard a similar spirit in Johnny Cash’s "Cocaine Blues", Marvin Gaye’s "Ain’t no Mountain", Rostropovich’s version of the Bach’s "Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1", Nick Cave’s "No Pussy Blues" and some Malawian Church Choir recordings I heard.

Here’s the Bach

Here’s Nick Cave