×
1/
Skip to main content

Classic African American Gospel from Smithsonian Folkways

Various Artists
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.

Track Listing

icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
101
Jesus Going to Make Up My Dying Bed Horace Sprott 4:20
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
102
Oh Lord, I'm So Glad I Got Good Religion The Starlight Gospel Singers 2:22
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
103
Thank You, Lord Alvin Dockett and Blessed 3:46
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
104
When I Was Sinkin' Down Fisk Jubilee Singers 2:32
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
105
Just Got Over At Last Little Brother Montgomery 2:19
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
106
Moses Smote the Waters The Thrasher Wonders 2:00
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
107
Soon, One Mornin' Willie Gresham 4:56
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
108
Dry Bones: Ezekiel Saw the Wheel The Missionary Quintet 5:28
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
109
Holy Ghost Juanita Johnson and the Gospel Tones 3:15
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
110
Where Could I Go Sister Ernestine Washington with Bunk Johnson 2:50
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
111
Oh, What a Beautiful City Sonny Terry 2:23
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
112
You've Got to Move Two Gospel Keys 2:45
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
113
Let the Church Say Amen Elder Beck 1:12
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
114
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Bishop Bowen and the Combined Gospel Choirs 4:47
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
115
If I Had My Way Rev. Gary Davis 4:43
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
116
Low Down Death Right Easy Dock Reed 2:15
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
117
He's My Rock Brother John Sellers 2:21
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
118
Hallelujah, It Is Done Elizabeth Cotten 1:30
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
119
We Praise Your Holy Name The Mississippi Mass Choir 5:49
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
120
Don't Let His Name Go Down First Independent Holy Church of God-Unity-Prayer 1:24
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
121
Go Tell It on the Mountain Fannie Lou Hamer 3:01
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
122
Been in the Storm So Long Mary Pinckney 3:04
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
123
Every Time I Feel the Spirit / Swing Low Sweet Chariot / They Hung Him on the Cross (Medley) Lead Belly 3:23
icon-circle-play svg-new-pause-button
124
It's Time to Make a Change Madison's Lively Stones 3:18
TOP

.