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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

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