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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways CD

Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways CD

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Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. This Smithsonian Folkways "Classic" spans over a half century of select recordings to paint a broad panorama of this cherished American musical creation.
Reverend Gary Davis, Sister Ernestine Washington, Sonny Terry, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Elizabeth Cotten are among those featured on these 24 tracks of soulful song. 32 page booklet, 75 minutes.

Tracks Artist/Performer
1 Jesus Going to Make Up My Dying Bed - Horace Sprott
2 Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - Starlight Gospel Singers
3 Thank You, Lord - Alvin Dockett and Blessed
4 When I Was Sinkin' Down - Fisk Jubilee Singers
5 Just Got Over At Last - Little Brother Montgomery
6 Moses Smote the Waters - Thrasher Wonders
7 Soon, One Mornin' - Willie Gresham
8 Dry Bones: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel - The Missionary Quintet
9 Holy Ghost - Juanita Johnson and the Gospel Tones
10 Where Could I Go - Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson
11 Oh, What a Beautiful City - Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGee
12 You've Got to Move - Two Gospel Keys
13 Let the Church Say Amen - Elder Beck
14 I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - Bishop Bowen and the Combined Gospel Choirs
15 If I Had My Way - Rev. Gary Davis
16 Low Down Death Right Easy - Dock Reed
17 He's My Rock - Brother John Sellers
18 Hallelujah, It Is Done - Elizabeth Cotten
19 We Praise Your Holy Name - Mississippi Mass Choir
20 Don't Let His Name Go Down - First Independent Holy Church of God-Unity-Prayer
21 Go Tell It on the Mountain - Fannie Lou Hammer
22 Been in the Storm So Long - Mary Pinckney
23 Every Time I Feel the Spirit / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / They Hung Him on the Cross (Medley) - Lead Belly
24 It's Time to Make a Change - Madison's Lively Stones

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