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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways

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Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways
Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways


Spirituals, guitar evangelists, "shout" bands, quartets, and choirs sing out the sacred sounds of African American gospel music. This Smithsonian Folkways "Classic" spans over a half century of select recordings to paint a broad panorama of this cherished American musical creation. Reverend Gary Davis, Sister Ernestine Washington, Sonny Terry, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, and Elizabeth Cotten are among those featured on these 24 tracks of soulful song. 32 page booklet, 75 minutes.


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