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Classic Southern Gospel

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All Music Guide - John Bush
After combing through their large vaults, the compilers at Smithsonian Folkways collected 22 performances -- largely from the late '50s and early '60s -- by a raft of Southern gospel artists to produce an excellent disc, Classic Southern Gospel. Southern gospel, in most contexts, means country or bluegrass-gospel as performed by whites, and these performances are no different. Opening with a live 1956 performance by Bill Monroe, the collection includes tracks by familiar names Dock Boggs, Doc Watson, the Country Gentlemen and many that are less familiar. It is the obscure performances, many released on CD for the first time, that shine here, including "Away Over in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
After combing through their large vaults, the compilers at Smithsonian Folkways collected 22 performances -- largely from the late '50s and early '60s -- by a raft of Southern gospel artists to produce an excellent disc, Classic Southern Gospel. Southern gospel, in most contexts, means country or bluegrass-gospel as performed by whites, and these performances are no different. Opening with a live 1956 performance by Bill Monroe, the collection includes tracks by familiar names Dock Boggs, Doc Watson, the Country Gentlemen and many that are less familiar. It is the obscure performances, many released on CD for the first time, that shine here, including "Away Over in the Promised Land" by A.L. Phipps and the Phipps Family, "No Tears in Heaven" by Kilby Snow, and "Old Country Church" by Tom Morgan. Appearing in the liner notes is an essay, "Modern Southern Gospel Music," that may be educational for listeners, although it can't escape the dry academicism of a museum. Even the comments on the songs are rather pedantic too, adding four parenthetical commas to an earlier Bill Monroe quote.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/24/2005
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074013724
  • Catalog Number: 40137
  • Sales rank: 42,897

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Working on a Building - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (1:54)
  2. 2 No Disappointments in Heaven (2:32)
  3. 3 Wondrous Love - Old Harp Singers of Eastern Tennessee (2:09)
  4. 4 Are You Washed in the Blood? - Red Allen (2:46)
  5. 5 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today? - Harry & Jeanie West (2:19)
  6. 6 The Lost Soul (3:01)
  7. 7 Hallelujah Side - Ernest V. Stoneman (2:24)
  8. 8 Walking in Jerusalem (Just Like John) - The Country Gentlemen (2:18)
  9. 9 Sinner, You'd Better Get Ready (3:01)
  10. 10 When He Reached Down His Hand for Me - Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys (2:49)
  11. 11 Away Over in the Promised Land - The Phipps Family (2:18)
  12. 12 No Tears in Heaven - Kilby Snow (2:32)
  13. 13 Old Country Church - Tom Morgan (2:53)
  14. 14 Glory to the Lamb - DeBusk-Weaver Family (2:46)
  15. 15 Amazing Grace - Clarence Ashley (3:57)
  16. 16 River of Jordan - The Poplin Family (2:12)
  17. 17 Shake Hands With Mother Again - Allen Brothers (2:57)
  18. 18 Gabriel's Call - Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard (2:17)
  19. 19 What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul? - Doc Watson (4:31)
  20. 20 He Said, If You Love Me, Feed My Sheep - The Stancer Quartet (2:58)
  21. 21 I Am a Pilgrim - The Country Gentlemen (2:59)
  22. 22 I'm Going to a City - Indian Bottom Association Members (3:18)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Eddie Adcock Baritone (Vocal)
Bill Monroe Mandolin, Vocals, Tenor (Vocal)
Mac Wiseman Guitar, Vocals
Benny Martin Bass
Frank Wakefield Mandolin, Vocals
Doc Watson Guitar, Vocals
Hazel Dickens Bass, Vocals
Jean Ritchie Vocals
Kilby Snow Autoharp
Dock Boggs Banjo, Vocals
Clint Howard Vocals
Ernest V. Stoneman Autoharp, Vocals
Don Reno Baritone
Harley Allen Guitar, Vocals
Red Allen Guitar, Vocals
Gaither Carlton Vocals
Alice Gerrard Guitar, Vocals
Tom Gray Bass (Vocal), Tenor (Vocal)
Yates Green Guitar, Vocals
Lamar Grier Banjo
David Grisman Fiddle, Mandolin
Bobby Hicks Fiddle
Pete Kuykendall Banjo
Everett Lilly Mandolin, Vocals
Rudy Lyle Banjo
Chick Stripling Bass
Joe Stuart Fiddle
Tom Morgan Bass
Charlie Waller Guitar, Vocals
Rosa Lee Watson Vocals
John Duffey Bass (Vocal), Tenor (Vocal)
Bea Lilly Guitar, Vocals
Fred Price Vocals
A.L. Phipps Guitar, Vocals
Kathleen Phipps Guitar, Vocals
Leeman Phipps Bass, Vocals
Trueleen Helen Phipps Autoharp, Vocals
Ronnie Allen Mandolin, Vocals
Clarence Ashley Vocals
Burton DeBusk Guitar, Vocals
Elizabeth DeBusk Autoharp, Vocals
Mike Halcomb Lead
China Poplin Banjo, Vocals
Edna Poplin Guitar, Vocals
Linda Weaver Autoharp, Vocals
Greg Allen Vocals
Technical Credits
Hazel Dickens Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
John Newton Composer
A.L. Phipps Composer
Pete Reiniger Mastering
Kip Lornell Producer, Liner Notes, Annotation
Fanny Crosby Composer
Traditional Composer
Dorothea Lange Cover Photo
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