Monday, November 26, 2007
I've been a big fan of Merrill Womack since my earliest crate-digging adventures in the early 90's. A basic overview: Womack created his own religious records by overdubbing his voice 40 times to create a full male choir. He would fly himself around the West Coast to sing and promote his records. One stormy night hiss plane went down and he suffered third degree burns over his entire body. He sand thorugh the ambulance ride and subsequent skin grafting sessions. He continued to record albums, run his own company, build a recording studio empire for many years after his accident. Admittedly, I bought the first album out of novelty, but after hearing him belt out his signature tune, "Happy Again", I found hope. Not through the Jesus, but through one mans perseverance and optimism. I hope that on this first-day-back-at-work-after-a-long-holiday-weekend he can provide you the same. And Thank you WFMU blog for this link!
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