Joseph Spence Living on the Hallelujah Side

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Item:  RND 2021
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1989
  • Label: Rounder Select

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.I'll Overcome Someday
  • Buy for $0.992.A Closer Walk with Thee
  • Buy for $0.993.Where Shall I Go
  • Buy for $0.994.I'll Be a Freind to Jesus
  • Buy for $0.995.More and More with Jesus
  • Buy for $0.996.Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • Buy for $0.997.On My Way to Heaven
  • Buy for $0.998.Neighbor Gone Home
  • Buy for $0.999.Jesus on the Mainline
  • Buy for $0.9910.Living on the Hallelujah Side
  • Buy for $0.9911.When the Saints Go Marching In
  • Buy for $0.9912.Irene Goodnight
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Product Description:

Personnel: Joseph Spence (vocals, guitar); Blooming Rosalie Roberts (vocals).
Liner Note Authors: Ry Cooder; Scott Billington.
Recording information: The New Olympia Hotel, Nassau, Bahamas (11/??/1972-08/24/1978).
Arranger: Joseph Spence.
Bahamian guitarist/vocalist Joseph Spence's humming, flailing, sensational singing and playing combined secular flair and spiritual fervor in a manner close to that of the brilliant Blind Willie Johnson and Rev. Gary Davis. This set of 1970s performances, reissued on CD, included evocative renditions of "A Closer Walk with Thee," "More and More with Jesus," and "When the Saints Go Marching In," plus equally arresting versions of "Irene Goodnight" and the holiday ditty "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town." Spence was incapable of self-indulgence or fakery; his lines, phrasing, riffs, and solos are enchanting, while his vocal effects and accompaniment often come close to surpassing his playing. This was simply magical material, the kind that comes only from a genuine original. ~ Ron Wynn

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  • UPC: 011661202122
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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