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Format: CD
Sku: 206727181
UPC: 093074019429
UPC 14: 00093074019429
Release Date: 1/29/2008
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Song Listing

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

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote There should be more compilations like CLASSIC AFRICAN AMERICAN GOSPEL by Smithsonian Folkways. Instead of focusing soley on an individual period, this collection compiles classic gospel performances from many different decades to give the listener a holistic picture of the African American gospel experience. From the rustic folk and blues of Elizabeth Cotten and the Reverend Gary Davis to contemporary renderings in modern churches, CLASSIC AFRICAN AMERICAN GOSPEL spans 50 years in 75 minutes and is a great single-disc introduction to one of America's most vibrant musical genres. Includes a 32-page booklet with detailed descriptions of each track and a historic overview of gospel from the Great Awakening forward.

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 01/29/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2008
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : SFW CD 40194
Music Label Name Label : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00093074019429

Professional Reviews

Dirty Linen (p.84)
- "[T]he collection does a good job of representing the genre's history....[With] the Fisk Jubilee Singers, Sonny Terry, Lead Belly, and many more less well-known but still explosive and expressive performers."

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