Category Archives: Social music

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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