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Wade in the Water, Vol. 1: African American Gospel - The Concert Tradition


  • 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. Joshus Fit de 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 the Wilderness - Princely Players
    17. Ezekiel Saw the Wheel - Florida A&M Choir
    18. Ain't Got Time to Die - Howard University Chamber Choir
    19. Wade in the Water - Howard University Chamber Choir
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 40072

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerTerry Knight; Jason Stalluto; Barry Sanders; Tom Knox

    Compilation producer: Bernice Johnson Reagon.
    Includes liner notes by Bernice Johnson Reagon.
    The WADE IN THE WATER series is a companion to the National Public Radio series of the same name.
    Liner Note Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon.
    Recording information: 03/20/1993-06/12/1993.
    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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