Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel
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Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American
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  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways

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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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  • Buy for $0.992.Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion - Starlight Gospel Singers
  • Buy for $0.993.Thank You, Lord - Alvin Dockett / Blessed
  • Buy for $0.994.When I Was Sinkin' Down - Fisk University Jubilee Singers
  • Buy for $0.995.Just Got Over at Last - Little Brother Montgomery
  • Buy for $0.996.Moses Smote the Water - The Thrasher Wonders
  • Buy for $0.997.Soon, One Mornin' - Rev. Willie Gresham
  • Buy for $0.998.Dry Bones: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel - The Missionary Quartet
  • Buy for $0.999.Holy Ghost - Juanita Johnson & The Gospel Tones
  • Buy for $0.9910.Where Could I Go - Ernestine Washington / Bunk Johnson
  • Buy for $0.9911.Oh, What a Beautiful City - Sonny Terry
  • Buy for $0.9912.You've Got to Move - Two Gospel Keys
  • Buy for $0.9913.Let the Church Say Amen - Elder Charles D. Beck
  • Buy for $0.9914.I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - Bishop Bowen / Combined Gospel Choirs
  • Buy for $0.9915.If I Had My Way - Rev. Gary Davis
  • Buy for $0.9916.Low Down Death Right Easy - Dock Reed
  • Buy for $0.9917.He's My Rock - Brother John Sellers
  • Buy for $0.9918.Hallelujah, It Is Done - Elizabeth Cotten
  • Buy for $0.9919.We Praise Your Holy Name - The Mississippi Mass Choir
  • Buy for $0.9920.Don't Let His Name Go Down - First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity
  • Buy for $0.9921.Go Tell It on the Mountain - Fannie Lou Hamer
  • Buy for $0.9922.Been in the Storm So Long - Mary Pinckney
  • Buy for $0.9923.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
  • Buy for $0.9924.It's Time to Make a Change - Madison's Lively Stones

Product Description:

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.

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  • Sales Rank: 67,734
  • UPC: 093074019429
  • Shipping Weight: 0.22/lbs (approx)
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