Category Archives: Social music

  1. 56 “I’m In The Battlefield For My Lord” by Rev. D.C. Rice & His Sanctified Congregation


    July 5, 2011 by gadaya

    “All Negro-made church music is dance -possible… The service is really drama with music. And since music without motion is …
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  2. 54 “Shine on me” by Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Singers


    May 6, 2011 by gadaya

    Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Singers In the summer of 1927, Ernest Phipps and His Holiness Quartet, all members of …
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  3. 53 “Little Moses” by The Carter Family


    April 14, 2011 by gadaya

    The Carter Family recorded “Little Moses”  in February 14, 1929, their third session for Victor. They arrived this time in …
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  4. 52 “John The Revelator” by Blind Willie Johnson


    March 18, 2011 by gadaya

    Maybe the greatest “guitar evangelist” of all time, Blind Willie Johnson remains quite a mysterious figure, with only a few …
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  5. 50 “John The Baptist” by Rev. Moses Mason


    January 23, 2011 by gadaya

    Rev. Moses Mason’s World Judging by the eight sides he recorded in 1928 in Chicago for Paramount Records, Rev. Moses …
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  6. 47,48,49 “Judgement” by Rev. Sister Mary Nelson, “He Got Better Things For You” by Memphis Sanctified Singers, “Since I Laid My Burden Down” by Elders McIntorsh & Edwards


    January 3, 2011 by gadaya

    After the old sounds of Rev. Gates’s  “lining hymns” and the shape-note singers, the Anthology moves on to some black …
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  7. 46 “This Song of Love” by Middle Georgia Singing Convention No. 1


    December 19, 2010 by gadaya

    The shape-note singing we heard in the previous selection wasn’t only a white tradition in the South. Some black communities …
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  8. 44 & 45 “Rocky Road” and “Present Joys” by Alabama Sacred Harp Singers


    December 5, 2010 by gadaya

    “Rocky Road” “Present Joys” After the two tracks by Rev. J.M. Gates that aimed to recreate on record the atmosphere …
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  9. 42 & 43 “Must Be Born Again” and “Oh Death Where Is Thy Sting” by Rev. J.M. Gates


    November 6, 2010 by gadaya

    “Must Be Born Again” “Oh Death, Where is Thy Sting” We are now entering the “Religious” set of the Anthology …
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  10. 41 “Moonshiner’s Dance part 1” by Frank Cloutier & The Victoria Café Orchestra


    October 12, 2010 by gadaya

    Many questions arise when we get to the last number of The Anthology’s “dance set”. Musically and geograpically, Frank Cloutier …
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