1. Summer Interlude


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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