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F. D. Kirkpatrick Hosts the Louisiana Folk Fest

Various Artists
F. D. Kirkpatrick Hosts the Louisiana Folk Fest

The Louisiana Folk Fest was conceived and hosted by Reverend Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick (1933–1986), a Baptist minister, civil rights leader, and performer. The festival and this live recording reflect Kirkpatrick’s life and his causes, including the preservation of music and crafts for future generations. A veritable family affair, the album features gospel songs and spirituals performed by Kirkpatrick’s friends, colleagues, parents, and children. Liner notes include a brief biography of Kirkpatrick and candid photographs documenting the festival.

This is Kirkpatrick’s second recording for Folkways Records; he worked with Pete Seeger and Jeanne Humphries on the 1972 recording Ballads of Black America (FW07751).

Track Listing

101
The Lord Will Make a Way Somehow J. L. Kirkpatrick 3:56
102
Martin Luther King J. L. Kirkpatrick 3:05
103
Send Me Down The Jefferson Sisters 3:09
104
Color Me Black Thomas Meloncon 3:54
105
All I Need Is Jesus Melvin Tims and the Merritt Sisters 2:07
106
Sometimes I Feel Like... White Oak Grove Choir 2:08
107
I Am Going Where... White Oak Grove Choir 2:37
108
Show Me the Way The St. Luke Spiritualists 2:03
109
You Been So Good The St. Luke Spiritualists 2:28
201
How Great Thou Art Susie Baker 3:05
202
Swing Low Ebenezer Choir 3:16
203
Everything Is Gonna Be Alright Ebenezer Choir 4:17
204
Over Yonder Where Jesus Is Fred Hay 3:06
205
I Will Trust in the Lord The Royal Four 2:56
206
How Sweet It Is To Know Him The Royal Four 1:27
207
Gonna Walk the Streets of Haynesville Haynesville Tenant's Union 1:36
208
Power Willie Washington 3:23

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