Somehow both varied and unified at once, this collection is essentially a sampler for the vast gospel offerings in the Smithsonian Folkways archives, and each selection leads off to another album the label offers, a clear benefit in this case.
Drawing 21 classic tracks - including five previously unreleased -from the deep well of Smithsonian Folkways’ archives, this connoisseur collection spotlights songs from ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, pre-blues songs, blues hybrids, and old-timey string band. Marquee-name artists Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Peg Leg Sam, Mississippi John Hurt, John Cephas, and more set the record straight that there has long been much more to the African American secular song tradition than just the blues. 60 minutes, 40-page booklet with extensive notes and photos. This is the 23rd release.
Classic African-American Ballads is a sampling of an important, historic, and engaging slice of America's Black music heritage. The heyday of the Black ballad tradition (1890-1920) left a lasting strain of creativity and a monument to African American life of the time.
Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways. Let My People Go - Negro Spirituals - Roots Collection Vol. 9. Various Artists. Precious Lord Recordings of The Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A Dorsey. I am not African American but grew up listening to spirituals and playing them on the piano. As a young girl I loved singing the show tunes, too, that expressed the Black experience. I am happy to have this album to remind me of those days and to remind me of the matters of which the songs were written.
Drawing 21 classic tracks including four previously unreleased- from the deep well of Smithsonian Folkways archives. This connoisseur collection spotlights songs from ragtime, country, Tin Pan Alley, pre-blues songs, blues hybrids, and old-timey string band. Marquee-name artists Big Bill Broonzy, Brownie McGhee, Lead Belly, Peg Leg Sam, Mississippi John Hurt,John Cephas, and more set the record straight that there has long been much more to the African American secular song tradition than just the blues.
Album · 2010 · 26 Songs. The Eureka Brass Band's gospel swing opens and closes this overview of Crescent City sounds of the '50s and '60s, collected via street-level field recordings. The work songs of a shoeshine boy ("Shine-Hambone") and fruit vendor ("Blackberries!") hold their own with Doc Paulin's transfixing funeral music, Kid Clayton's spidery Dixieland jazz, and a remarkably intimate discussion and sing-off between two groups of Mardi Gras Indians ("Red White and Blue Got the Golden Band".
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Drawn from the Smithsonian Folkways repository of classic New Orleans sounds, this collection treats us to the city's many musical veins, including jazz, blues, rhythm and blues, gospel, spirituals, and more. The Eureka Brass Band, Lonnie Johnson, Snooks Eaglin, Billie and De De Pierce, the first commercial recordings of Mardi Gras Indians, Champion Jack Dupree, Baby Dodds and other signature artists remind us why this musical city is admired arou. Includes either physical or digital liner notes Includes unlimited streaming of Classic Sounds of New Orleans from Smithsonian Folkways via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. ships out within 10 days.
|1||–Horace Sprott||Jesus Going To Make Up My Dying Bed||4:20|
|2||–Starlight Gospel Singers*||Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion||2:22|
|3||–Alvin Dockett And Blessed||Thank You, Lord||3:46|
|4||–The Fisk Jubilee Singers||When I Was Sinkin' Down||2:32|
|5||–Little Brother Montgomery||Just Got Over At Last||2:19|
|6||–The Thrasher Wonders*||Moses Smote The Waters||2:00|
|7||–Rev. Willie Gresham*||Soon, One Mornin'||4:56|
|8||–The Missionary Quartet||Dry Bones: Ezekiel Saw The Wheel||5:28|
|9||–Juanita Johnson And The Gospel Tones*||Holy Ghost||3:15|
|10||–Sister Ernestine Washington* With Bunk Johnson||Where Could I Go||2:50|
|11||–Sonny Terry||Oh, What A Beautiful City||2:23|
|12||–Two Gospel Keys||You've Got To Move||2:45|
|13||–Elder Charles Beck||Let The Church Say Amen||1:12|
|14||–Bishop Bowen And The Combined Gospel Choirs||I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say||4:47|
|15||–Rev. Gary Davis||If I Had My Way||4:43|
|16||–Dock Reed||Low Down Death Right Easy||2:15|
|17||–Brother John Sellers||He's My Rock||2:21|
|18||–Elizabeth Cotten||Hallelujah, It Is Done||1:30|
|19||–The Mississippi Mass Choir*||We Praise Your Holy Name||5:49|
|20||–First Independent Holy Church Of God And Unity||Don't Let His Name Go Down||1:24|
|21||–Fannie Lou Hamer||Go Tell It On The Mountain||3:01|
|22||–Mary Pinckney||Been In The Storm So Long||3:04|
|23||–Lead Belly*||Every Time I Feel The Spirit / Swing Low, Sweet Chariot / They Hung Him On The Cross (Medley)||3:23|
|24||–Madison's Lively Stones||It's Time To Make A Change||3:18|
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