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Classic African American gospel

Author: Horace SprottAlvin DockettLittle Brother MontgomeryWillie GreshamJuanita Johnson, (Singer)All authors
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Music CD : CD audio : Gospel music : Jazz : Multiple forms : English
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Over a half century of select recordings paint a broad panorama of African-American gospel music.

"...The collection does a good job of representing the genre's history."--Dirty Linen.

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Genre/Form: Music
Material Type: Music
Document Type: Sound Recording
Music Type: Gospel music; Jazz
All Authors / Contributors: Horace Sprott; Alvin Dockett; Little Brother Montgomery; Willie Gresham; Juanita Johnson, (Singer); Ernestine B Washington; Bunk Johnson; Sonny Terry; Beck, Elder.; Bowen, Bishop.; Gary Davis; Dock Reed; John Sellers; Elizabeth Cotten; Fannie Lou Hamer; Mary Pickney; Leadbelly; Starlight Gospel Singers.; Blessed (Musical group); Jubilee Singers.; Missionary Quintet.; Thrasher Wonders (Musical group); Gospel Tones.; Two Gospel Keys (Musical group); Combined Gospel Choirs (Union County, N.C.); Mississippi Mass Choir.; First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity (Marion, Ala.); Madison's Lively Stones (Musical group)
OCLC Number: 190702449
Notes: "Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs"--Container.
Previously released recordings.
Compact disc.
Program notes notes by Kip Lornell and bibliographical references (29 p. : ill., port.) inserted in container.
Performer(s): Various performers.
Event notes: Recorded 1945-1998.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Jesus going to make up my dying bed (Horace Sprott) (4:20) --
Oh Lord, I'm so glad I got good religion (Starlight Gospel Singers) (2:22) --
Thank you, Lord (Alvin Dockett and Blessed) (3:46) --
When I was sinkin' down (The Fisk Jubilee Singers) (2:32) --
Just got over at last (Little Brother Montgomery) (2:19) --
Moses smote the water (The Thrasher Wonders) (2:00) --
Soon, one mornin' (Rev. Willie Gresham and his congregation) (4:56) --
Dry bones: Ezekiel saw the wheel (The Missionary Quintet) (5:28) --
Holy ghost (Juanita Johnson and the Gospel Tones) (3:15) --
Where could I go (Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson) (2:50) --
Oh what a beautiful city (Sonny Terry) (2:23) --
You've got to move (Two Gospel Keys) (2:45) --
Let the church say amen (Elder Charles D. Beck and choir) (1:12) --
I heard the voice of Jesus say (Bishop Bowen and the Combined Gospel Choirs) (4:47) --
If I had my way (Rev. Gary Davis) (4:43) --
Low down death right easy (Dock Reed) (2:15) --
He's my rock (Brother John Sellers ; with assisting musicians) (2:21) --
Hallelujah, it is done (Elizabeth Cotten) (1:30) --
We praise Your holy name (Mississippi Mass Choir) (5:49) --
Don't let His name go down (First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity) (1:24) --
Go tell it on the mountain (Fannie Lou Hamer) (3:01) --
Been in the storm so long (Mary Pinckney [i.e. Pickney]) (3:04) --
Every time I feel the spirit ; Swing low sweet chariot ; They hung Him on the cross (Lead Belly ; with Huddie Ledbetter) (3:23) --
It's time to make a change (Madison's Lively Stones) (3:18).
Other Titles: African American gospel

Abstract:

Over a half century of select recordings paint a broad panorama of African-American gospel music.

"...The collection does a good job of representing the genre's history."--Dirty Linen.

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