1. Summer Interlude

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    July 20, 2011 by gadaya

    Dear followers of The Old Weird America, As I’m preparing to embark on my first trip to the USA (remember, …
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  2. 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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  3. 55 “Fifty Miles of Elbow Room” by Rev. F.W. McGee

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    May 29, 2011 by gadaya

    “The Half Ain’t Never Been Told” Rev. F.W . McGee and His Congregation (1928) Tell it over again- (ain’t never …
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 51 “Dry Bones” by Bascom Lamar Lunsford

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    February 20, 2011 by gadaya

    Bascom Lamar Lunsford’s World Known in his lifetime as “The Minstrels of the Appalachians” and “The Squire of South Turkey …
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