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Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions [Box]

    1. There Is a Balm in Gilead - Florida A&M Choir
    2. We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace - Princely Players
    3. Roll Jordan Roll - Princely Players
    4. I've Been Buked and I've Been Scorned - Florida A&M Choir
    5. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot - Princely Players
    6. Joshua Fit the Battle - Fisk University Jubilee Singers
    7. Wade in the Water - Fisk University Jubilee Singers
    8. Deep River - Howard University Chamber Choir
    9. Listen to the Lambs - Howard University Chamber Choir
    10. Every Time I Feel the Spirit - Florida A&M Choir
    11. Oh, Freedom - Princely Players
    12. Gospel Train - Princely Players
    13. I'm A-Rolling Through an Unfriendly World - Princely Players
    14. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - Kehembe Eichelberger
    15. Steal Away - Princely Players
    16. Go in to the Wilderness - Princely Players
    17. Ezekial Saw the Wheel - Florida A&M University Concert Choir
    18. Ain't Got Time to Die - Howard University Chamber Choir
    19. Wade in the Water - Howard University Chamber Choir
    1. Sign of the Judgement - McIntosh County Shouters
    2. Lay Down Body - McIntosh County Shouters
    3. Lay Down Body - Seniorlites
    4. Run, Mary, Run, You Got a Right to the Tree of Life - Seniorlites
    5. One Morning Soon - C.J. Johnson
    6. I Wanna Go Where Jesus Is - C.J. Johnson
    7. You Better Run to the City of Refuge - C.J. Johnson
    8. I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say - United Southern Prayer Band of Baltimore, Washington, & Vir
    9. Give Me Jesus - United Southern Prayer Band of Baltimore, Washington, & Vir
    10. I Am a Soldier in the Army of the Lord - United Southern Prayer Band of Baltimore, Washington, & Vir
    11. Am I a Soldier of the Cross - Richard Allen Singers
    12. Early, My God, Without Delay - Richard Allen Singers
    13. Come and Go to That Land - Congregational Song
    14. Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Since I Laid My Burden Down - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist Association Delegation
    15. Charge to Keep I Have, A - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist Association Delegation
    16. Traditional Prayer with Moans - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist Association Delegation
    17. Sit Down Servant - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist Association Delegation
    1. Stand by Me - Lou Bell Johnson
    2. We'll Understand It Better By and By - Toshi Reagon
    3. What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? - Michelle Lanchester/Yasmeen/Bernice Johnson Reagon
    4. Something Within - Eugene Smallwood
    5. He'll Understand and Say Well Done - Rev. Donald Vails
    6. Touch Me Lord Jesus - Michelle Lanchester/Yasmeen/Bernice Johnson Reagon
    7. It's a Highway to Heaven (Walking Up the King's Highway) - Rev. Donald Vails
    8. Little Wooden Church on a Hill - Eugene Smallwood
    9. I Was Standing by the Bedside of a Neighbor (If You See My Savior) - Michelle Lanchester
    10. How I Got Over - Richard Allen Singers
    11. Speak to Me Jesus - Evelyn Harris/Aisha Kahlil/Sweet Honey in the Rock/Sweet Honey In The Rock Trio
    12. Does Jesus Care? - Rev. Donald Vails/Horace Clarence Boyer/Horace C. Boyer, Rev Donald Vails & The Celebration Delegation
    13. Just a Closer Walk with Thee - Sweet Honey in the Rock
    14. God Is Still on the Throne - Rev. Donald Vails
    15. God Specializes - Rev. Donald Vails/Gloria Griffin/The Rev. Donald Vails & The Celebration Delegation
    16. Precious Lord - Carolyn Bolger-Payne
    1. Jesus on the Mainline - Dorothy Love Coates
    2. Ye That Without Sin, Cast the First Stone - Brother John Hale
    3. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen - Poole Brothers
    4. Charge to Keep I Have, A - Poole Brothers
    5. There'll Be Singing Over Yonder - The Century Gospel Singers
    6. Nearer My God to Thee - Four Eagles Quartet
    7. Put Your Trust in Jesus - The Angelic Harmonizers
    8. Who'll Be a Witness (For My Lord)? - Golden Gate Quartet
    9. Lead Me, Guide Me - Rev. Donald Vails
    10. God Is So Good (To Me) - Rev. Donald Vails
    11. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray - Bernice Johnson Reagon
    12. Peace in the Valley - Henry Davis Singers
    13. Hold to God's Unchanging Hand - Union Temple Baptist Church
    14. Let All the People Praise Him - St. Augustine Catholic Church Gospel Choir
    15. Yes, Lord (Church of God in Christ Chant) - Bible Way Temple Radio Choir
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40076

  • Credits
    EngineerDoug Conroy; Terry Knight; Jason Stalluto; Barry Sanders; Art Steele; John Tyler; Mike Zook; Tom Knox; Bill McElroy; David Glasser

    WADE IN THE WATER was produced in collaboration with National Public Radio. It is also available as 4 separate CDs.
    Compilation producer: Bernice Johnson Reagon.
    Recorded between 1989 and 1993. Includes liner notes by Bernice Johnson Reagon, Lisa Pertillar Brevard and Pearl Williams-Jones.
    Composers: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton; Horace Clarence Boyer; Leon Roberts, Jr.; Gloria Griffin; Rev. William Herbert Brewster; Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey; Charles Albert Tindley.
    Personnel: Toshi Reagon (vocals, guitar); Evelyn Simpson-Curenton (vocals, piano, organ); Rev. Donald Vails, Horace Clarence Boyer (vocals, piano); Brother John Hale, King Curly, Debbie Steele-Hayden, Elizabeth Temple, Thelma Ellison, Gloria Griffin, Grozelia Stepheny, Vertie McKiver, Carolyn Bolger-Payne, Odessa Young, Aisha Kahlil, Lawrencs McKiver, Lou Bell Johnson, Michelle Lanchester, Theresa Davis, William Boyd, Yasmeen, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Nitanju Bolade Casel (vocals); Gwendolyn Cooper-Lightner, Pearl Williams-Jones (piano); Eric Taylor (drums).
    Liner Note Authors: Lisa Pertillar Brevard; Pearl Williams-Jones; Bernice Johnson Reagon.
    Recording information: Bias Recording Studios, Springfield, VA (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Demopolis, AL (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Masterwork Studio (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Nashville, TN (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Smithsonian Institution National Museum Of American His (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Springfeild, VA (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); St. Augustine Catholic Church, Washington DC (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Union Temple Baptist Church, Washington DC (12/17/1982-08/??/1993); Waterfront Studios, Hoboken, NJ (12/17/1982-08/??/1993).
    Directors: Evelyn Simpson-Curenton; Delise Perkens-Hall; Augustus Pearson.
    Photographers: Eugene Smith; Tindley Temple.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Laura Rivers; Sister Rosa Lee Young; Sister Mary Wright; Annie Wilkes; Maggie Russell; Andrew Palmer.
    This four-disc set, drawn from the musical examples to Bernice Johnson Reagon's outstanding National Public Radio series on African-American gospel music, deals respectively with the concert tradition in spiritual singing, the 19th-century roots of African-American congregational singing, the pioneering composers, and community gospel. As ballet music lacks a dimension without the dance, the CDs lack a dimension without the powerful mind tying the whole thing together. And to have included some of the non-African-American roots Professor Reagon illustrated in the programs would also have made this more than just another fine gospel set. But "just another fine gospel set" is pretty fine in its own right. ~ John Storm Roberts, Original Music

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