The Wall Street Journal's February 25, 2015 Cultural Commentary on "People Get Ready"

The 1965 song opens like a movie, with shimmering strings, spiritual humming and a far-off horn—an orchestral scene-setter that signals a biblical storm has passed and the sun is emerging. As the four-bar introduction ends, the cooing voices of Curtis Mayfield and Sam Gooden, backed by Fred Cash, begin singing: “People get ready / There’s a train a-comin’ / You don’t need no baggage / You just get on board.”    More from The Wall Street Journal