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Goodbye, Babylon

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
By any standard, this six-CD box set of old-time gospel music is a stupendous release, both in terms of musical significance, and elaborate packaging. The discs include no less than 135 songs, virtually all of them from the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, save a couple that fall outside of that time frame in either direction. That's not even counting the bonus disc of 25 sermons, taken from actual African-American sermons released on record between 1926 and 1941, mostly from the earlier years of that stretch. It amounts to the largest, and certainly the most diverse, compilation of American gospel music from the early days of the phonograph record, encompassing both the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
By any standard, this six-CD box set of old-time gospel music is a stupendous release, both in terms of musical significance, and elaborate packaging. The discs include no less than 135 songs, virtually all of them from the mid-1920s to the mid-1950s, save a couple that fall outside of that time frame in either direction. That's not even counting the bonus disc of 25 sermons, taken from actual African-American sermons released on record between 1926 and 1941, mostly from the earlier years of that stretch. It amounts to the largest, and certainly the most diverse, compilation of American gospel music from the early days of the phonograph record, encompassing both the White and African-American strands of the form. And it's not exclusively of interest to gospel specialists, as much of the music is squarely in the early American country, blues, and/or folk tradition, and heavily impacted the growth of those forms. Such is the breadth of the anthology that it defies summarization in one review, but there are a few especially important features worth emphasizing. The sheer breadth of performers represented is amazing, and not just those recognizable to collectors, the lineup including such American musical giants as Hank Williams, the Carter Family, Rev. Gary Davis, Blind Lemon Jefferson, the Louvin Brothers, Skip James, Mahalia Jackson, the Stanley Brothers, Uncle Dave Macon, Thomas A. Dorsey, the Maddox Brothers & Rose, Josh White, and Bill Monroe as part of the Monroe Brothers. There's just as much if not more attention given, however, to less celebrated names, down to performers about whom little or nothing is known, leaving behind just one or two incredibly rare 78s. Even some of the selections by major artists might be unknown to fans of the singers, as some are taken from rare sources like radio transcriptions as the Louvin Brothers' "I'll Never Go Back" and Williams' "I'll Have a New Body" are. There are almost as many styles covered as there are songs, including not just the group singing and solo-with-keyboard accompaniment that some might think of as standard gospel. There's also close harmony early country music, tough country guitar blues, jug bands, string bands, group and solo a cappella singing, prisoner woodchoppers, and unclassifiable weird items in which the backup's supplied by unclassifiable novelty instruments, amplified steel guitar, slide banjo, or a solitary harmonica. There's even some early jazz, calypso by Roaring Lion, and, in Sister Rosetta Tharpe's 1944 hit "Strange Things Happening Every Day," even some primordial full-band R&B. More than an impressive effort of scholarship, however, this is something than can be enjoyed even by non-converts either to gospel music, or to the religious beliefs that serve as its lyrical foundation. For the blues, country, Appalachian folk, and other indigenous American musical forms are ground so deeply into gospel's fabric, that sometimes you might forget you're listening to music that's been classified as gospel. The performances have an unselfconscious swing and grit, and if some of the songs don't particularly grab you, such is the eclecticism that it won't be long before something does. Some of the highlights, indeed, are not by celebrated performers, but off-the-wall entries, like Blind Willie Johnson's amazingly guttural vocals on "Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There." If you're so inclined, you can find ancestors to rock and soul here and there, as in Johnson's "Lord I Just Can't Keep From Crying," eventually adapted by the Blues Project; Eddie Head and His Family's "Down on Me," sung by Janis Joplin when it was covered by Big Brother & the Holding Company; James' "Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader," covered more than 60 years later by Beck; the Gospel Keys' shake-'em-on-down 1946 version of "You've Got to Move," which precedes the more famous versions by both Mississippi Fred McDowell and the Rolling Stones; and even, in a sermon by Rev. Isaiah Shelton, a snatch of a song that resurfaced in Ray Charles' hit "Leave My Woman Alone." The sixth disc of sermons, incidentally, isn't necessarily dispensable if you think you don't have the patience for that kind of thing; the fervent deliveries and call-and-response vocals can be surprisingly musical, to the point where much of it sounds like actual singing. The packaging of this set is also exceptionally noteworthy, encased in a cedar box with a slide-off top, and padded with actual fragrant cotton. Also inside is a 200-page book -- it's too large to be called a booklet, really -- with expert commentaries on each track, original personnel and recording dates, lyrical transcriptions, relevant Biblical quotes, and plenty of cool illustrations, old photos, and record label reproductions. The remastering from old rare discs is also fine. With such attentive layers of detail, in fact, it's puzzling that the liner notes don't include the original label of release for the recordings, a small but important detail which is of undoubted interest to many people willing to invest in such an anthology. It's a very small quibble, though, for a production that could absorb your interest for days or months if you want to dive into the bottom and catch all of its nuances and interconnections.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • Label: Dust To Digital
  • UPC: 880226000011
  • Catalog Number: 1
  • Sales rank: 46,102

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Goodbye, Babylon - Rev. T.T. Rose (2:56)
  2. 2 Are You Washed in the Blood of the Lamb - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (2:51)
  3. 3 Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind on Jesus) - Blind Roosevelt Graves (2:53)
  4. 4 Present Joys - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (2:54)
  5. 5 All I Want Is That Pure Religion - Blind Lemon Jefferson (3:13)
  6. 6 Satisfied - J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers (2:42)
  7. 7 As the Life of a Flower - Chuck Wagon Gang (2:40)
  8. 8 Thou Carest Lord, For Me - Rosie Hibler (3:01)
  9. 9 Lift Him Up That's All - Blind Benny Paris and Wife (3:31)
  10. 10 Rock My Soul - Golden Gate Quartet (2:00)
  11. 11 There's a Light Lit Up in Galilee - Ernest V. Stoneman & His Dixie Mountaineers (2:46)
  12. 12 Crucifixion - J.T. Allison Sacred Harp Singers (3:31)
  13. 13 Crying Holy Unto the Lord - The Blue Chips (2:48)
  14. 14 I'll Never Go Back - The Louvin Brothers (2:40)
  15. 15 God's Gonna Separate the Wheat from the Tares - Huggins & Phillips Sacred Harp Singers (3:08)
  16. 16 Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit - Luther Magby (3:10)
  17. 17 I Belong to the Band - Hallelujah! - Rev. Gary Davis (3:15)
  18. 18 River of Jordan - The Carter Family (2:38)
  19. 19 Sow Good Seeds - Lil McClintock (3:12)
  20. 20 I'll Be Satisfied - Bryant's Jubilee Quartet (2:47)
  21. 21 Troubled 'Bout My Soul - Frank Palmes (2:52)
  22. 22 Dry Bones - Bascom Lamar Lunsford (3:00)
  23. 23 Jesus My All - Rev. E.D. Campbell (2:28)
  24. 24 Creep Along, Moses - Taskiana Four (2:43)
  25. 25 Joy Bells - Tennessee Mountaineers (3:07)
  26. 26 He Gave Me a Heart to Love - Rev. T.T. Rose (2:16)
  27. 27 O Day - Bessie Jones & The Georgia Sea Island Singers (4:30)
Disc 2
  1. 1 There Ain't No Grave Gonna Hold My Body Down - Eldeen McIntosh (2:52)
  2. 2 Memphis Flu - Elder Curry (3:03)
  3. 3 The Bible's Right - Tennessee Music And Printing Company Quartet (2:49)
  4. 4 Standing in the Need of Prayer - The Stanley Brothers (2:02)
  5. 5 The Blood That Stained the Old Rugged Cross - Carl Smith (2:21)
  6. 6 How About You - Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey (2:58)
  7. 7 Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader - Skip James (3:01)
  8. 8 Murillo's Lesson - Charles Butts Sacred Harp Singers (3:20)
  9. 9 Glory Glory Glory Glory to the Lamb - Kentucky Ramblers (2:37)
  10. 10 Come Over Here - Elder Richard Bryant Sanctified Singers (3:05)
  11. 11 I'm Gonna Cross the River of Jordan - Some O' These Days - Rev. Edward Clayborn (3:05)
  12. 12 Milky White Way - The Trumpeteers (2:33)
  13. 13 Deliverance Will Come - Johnson Family Singers (2:16)
  14. 14 Daniel in the Den of Lions - North Canton Quartet (2:56)
  15. 15 Goin' on to Heaven in the Sanctified Way - Cally Fancy (3:01)
  16. 16 No More, My Lord - Blind Lemon Jefferson (2:08)
  17. 17 This World Can't Stand Long - King's Sacred Quartette (2:42)
  18. 18 God's Getting Worried - Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers (2:42)
  19. 19 Get Right Church - Empire Jubilee Quartet (2:40)
  20. 20 Move Members Move - Laura Henton (1:59)
  21. 21 Lover of the Lord - Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers (2:40)
  22. 22 The Old Ark's a Moving - A.A. Gray and Seven Foot Dilly (2:58)
  23. 23 On My Way to Heaven - Golden P. Harris (3:04)
  24. 24 The Bible's True - Uncle Dave Macon (3:01)
  25. 25 Ship of Glory - Price Family Sacred Singers (2:55)
  26. 26 Since I Laid My Burden Down - The Elders McIntorsh (3:18)
  27. 27 Precious Lord, Hold My Hand - Elder Effie Hall (2:18)
  28. 28 When the Saints Go Marching In - Blind Willie Davis (2:01)
  29. 29 Jonah, Come Out the Wilderness - Ridgel's Fountain Citians (2:37)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Down on the Old Camp Ground - Rev. Emmett Dickinson (2:32)
  2. 2 My Lord's Gonna Move This Wicked Race - Rev. A.W. Nix (2:57)
  3. 3 Your Enemy Cannot Harm You (But Watch Your Close Friend) - Rev. Edward Clayborn (3:01)
  4. 4 Ain't Gonna Lay My Armor Down - McVay (3:11)
  5. 5 I'll Fly Away - James Carson (2:25)
  6. 6 Heavenly Vision - Alabama Sacred Harp Singers (3:04)
  7. 7 Lord I Just Can't Keep from Crying - Bessie Johnson Sanctified Singers (3:03)
  8. 8 Lower My Dying Head - Rev. George and Congregation Jones (3:05)
  9. 9 You've Got to Move - Trumpetters (2:47)
  10. 10 That Home Above - Sancrified Congregation (2:22)
  11. 11 Golden Gate Gospel Train - Golden Gate Quartet (2:37)
  12. 12 I'll Be Rested (When the Roll Is Called) - Blind Roosevelt Graves (2:32)
  13. 13 Down on Me - Blind Roger Hays (3:09)
  14. 14 Goin' to Rest Where Jesus Is - T.C.I. Women's Four (3:14)
  15. 15 Got Heaven in My View - Louis Washington (3:13)
  16. 16 Judgment - Rev. Sister Mary M. Nelson (2:22)
  17. 17 I Want Two Wings to Veil My Face - Cotton Top Mountain Sanctified Singers (2:46)
  18. 18 We Got the Same Kinda Power Over Here - Rev. D.C. Rice and Sanctified Congregation (2:56)
  19. 19 What Are They Doing in Heaven Today - George Washington Phillips (3:16)
  20. 20 That Great Day - T.C.I. Women's Four (2:52)
  21. 21 I'm Bound for Home - North Canton Quartet (2:54)
  22. 22 I Am in the Heavenly Way - Washington White (3:08)
  23. 23 Over in the Glory Land - Rev. E.S. "Shy" Moore (3:22)
  24. 24 Death in the Morning - Rev. Anderson Johnson (2:47)
  25. 25 In the Land Where We'll Never Grow Old - The Maddox Brothers & Rose (3:05)
  26. 26 Bathe in That Beautiful Pool - Chuck Wagon Gang (2:59)
  27. 27 I'll Have a New Body - Hank Williams & the Drifting Cowboys (2:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Walking My Lord Up Calvary Hill - Bela Lam and His Greene Country Singers (3:02)
  2. 2 Christ Arose - Sheffield Quartet (3:01)
  3. 3 If You See My Saviour - Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey (2:52)
  4. 4 Let Jesus Lead You - Jubilee Gospel Team & Deep River Plantation Singe (3:15)
  5. 5 Found a Wonderful Savior - Golden Gate Quartet (2:24)
  6. 6 He Is My Story - Arizona Dranes (3:13)
  7. 7 I Remember Calvary - Ernest V. Stoneman (3:31)
  8. 8 Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There - Blind Willie Johnson (2:58)
  9. 9 If You Follow Jesus - Rev. W.M. Mosley (2:48)
  10. 10 Hide Me in the Blood of Jesus - Blind Benny Paris and Wife (2:35)
  11. 11 I'll Be a Friend to Jesus - Wade Mainer (2:44)
  12. 12 Standing on the Promises - Taskiana Four (2:40)
  13. 13 Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane - Rev. W.M. Mosley (3:23)
  14. 14 I've Got Salvation in My Heart - Stovepipe No. 1 (2:59)
  15. 15 I Mean to Live for Jesus - Price Family Sacred Singers (2:50)
  16. 16 When Was Jesus Born? - The Heavenly Gospel Singers (3:13)
  17. 17 Come to the Savior - The Blue Sky Boys (2:53)
  18. 18 I Want Jesus to Walk With Me - Dorothy Melton (2:40)
  19. 19 He's Coming Soon - Laura Henton (3:00)
  20. 20 Return Again - North Carolina Cooper Boys (3:19)
  21. 21 I Am the True Vine - Rev. Gary Davis (3:18)
  22. 22 Sweet Story of Old - King's Sacred Quartette (2:45)
  23. 23 I'll Lead a Christian Life - Blind Willie Harris (3:21)
  24. 24 I'm Leaning on the Lord - Empire Jubilee Quartet (3:11)
  25. 25 Where He Leads Me I Will Follow - Hallelujah Joe (3:20)
  26. 26 Jesus Is Getting Us Ready for the Great Day - Luther Magby (3:02)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Daniel Saw the Stone - Rev. Isaiah Shelton (3:11)
  2. 2 Called to the Foreign Field - Alfred G. Karnes (3:10)
  3. 3 Hallelujah to the Lamb - Ridgel's Fountain Citians (2:41)
  4. 4 You Need Jesus on Your Side - Deacon A. Wilson (3:13)
  5. 5 You'd Better Mind - Pace Jubilee Singers (3:09)
  6. 6 Exhilaration - Allison's Sacred Harp Singers (3:06)
  7. 7 If the Light Has Gone Out of Your Soul - Ernest Phipps & His Holiness Singers (3:00)
  8. 8 Keep on the Firing Line - Brown's Ferry Four (2:34)
  9. 9 Romans Ten and Nine - The Bailes Brothers (2:53)
  10. 10 Standing Outside - Wade Mainer (3:05)
  11. 11 Sinner You Better Get Ready - The Monroe Brothers (2:37)
  12. 12 I Got to Cross the River of Jordan - Blind Willie McTell (4:39)
  13. 13 Free at Last - Vera Hall-Ward (1:37)
  14. 14 The Whole World in His Hands - Bessie Johnson Sanctified Singers (2:59)
  15. 15 Amazing Grace - Mahalia Jackson (2:20)
  16. 16 Honey in the Rock - Rev. Johnnie Blakey (2:44)
  17. 17 On Jordan's Stormy Banks We Stand - Seventh Day Adventists Choir (2:41)
  18. 18 My Heart Keeps Singing - Elder J.E. Burch (3:09)
  19. 19 I Don't Intend to Die in Egyptland - Joshua White (2:58)
  20. 20 Primrose Hill - Virginia Dandies (2:57)
  21. 21 Keep on the Sunny Side - The Carter Family (2:50)
  22. 22 Light in the Valley - Mrs. T.A. Duncans (3:38)
  23. 23 When the Saints Go Marching In - H.C. "D.D.I.M.R.A." Gatewood (2:45)
  24. 24 We Are Almost Down to the Shore - Jimmie Strothers (2:20)
  25. 25 Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2:45)
  26. 26 Goodbye, Babylon, Pt. II - Rev. T.T. Rose (2:55)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Gettin' Ready for Christmas Day - Reverend J.M. Gates (3:02)
  2. 2 Black Diamond Express to Hell, Pt.I - Rev. A.W. Nix (2:51)
  3. 3 Black Diamond Express to Hell, Pt. II - Rev. A.W. Nix (3:03)
  4. 4 The Downfall of Nebuchadnezzar - Elder J.E. Burch (2:52)
  5. 5 The Liar - Sheffield Quartet (3:01)
  6. 6 Hell and What It Is - Rev. Emmett Dickinson (2:52)
  7. 7 The Church and the Kingdom - Elder J.E. Burch (3:28)
  8. 8 If I Have a Ticket Lord Can I Ride? - Louis Washington (3:00)
  9. 9 You Must Be Born Again - Charles Butts Sacred Harp Singers (2:38)
  10. 10 Take Me to the Water - Rev. E.D. Campbell (3:14)
  11. 11 Oh Lord, Remember Me - Jubilee Gospel Team & Deep River Plantation Singe (3:12)
  12. 12 Christ, The Teacher - Cyril Monrose String Orchestra (3:01)
  13. 13 King of Kings - Rev. Johnny Blakey (3:15)
  14. 14 O Lord I'm Your Child - Elder Otis Jones (3:06)
  15. 15 Moses Was Rescued by a Negro Woman - Reverend Webb (3:01)
  16. 16 That White Mule of Sin - Rev. George Jones and Congregation (3:07)
  17. 17 Deacon's Prayer Services - Deacon Leon Davis (2:55)
  18. 18 The Prodigal Son - Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters (3:05)
  19. 19 Well of Salvation - M.L. (Reverend) Gipson & His Sanctified Congregat (3:31)
  20. 20 Jonah in the Belly of the Whale - Rev. F.W. McGee (3:22)
  21. 21 The Gambler's Doom - Rev. J.C. Burnett (3:18)
  22. 22 The Prodigal's Return (The Things I USTA Do I Don't Do No More) - Hallelujah Joe (2:58)
  23. 23 God Is Mad With Man - Rev. T.E. Weems (3:05)
  24. 24 The Black Camel of Death - Rev. J.M. Milton (3:06)
  25. 25 Death Might Be Your Santa Claus - Reverend J.M. Gates (3:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lester Flatt Guitar
Bill Monroe Vocals
Earl Scruggs Baritone
Ralph Stanley Vocals
Mac Wiseman Tenor Saxophone
Grandpa Jones Group Member
Merle Travis Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Jim Robinson Trombone
Bill Carlisle Guitar, Vocals
Betty Johnson Vocals, Group Member
Clyde Moody Vocals, Group Member
J.E. Mainer Violin, Vocals
Wilma Lee Cooper Guitar, Vocals
Charlie Monroe Vocals, Group Member
Wade Mainer Lead
Ernest V. Stoneman Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Sammy Price Piano
Mother Maybelle Carter Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Johnnie Wright Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Bessie Jones Vocals
Sidney Brown String Bass
Mark Gaddis Group Member
Cliff Carlisle Vocals, Slide Guitar
Abe Bolar Bass
A.P. Carter Vocals, Group Member
Sara Carter Autoharp, Vocals, Group Member
Stoney Cooper Violin, Vocals
Harry Cruder Bass, Group Member
A.C. Forehand Guitar, Bells
Aaron Graves Tambourine, Vocals, Group Member
Buck Graves Dobro
Roosevelt Graves and Brother Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Charles Randolph Grean Bass, Group Member
Bessie Johnson Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
Tex Logan Violin
Ira Louvin Mandolin, Vocals
Charlie Louvin Guitar, Vocals
Lonnie McIntorsh Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
Punch Miller Banjo, Piano, Trombone, Cornet, Vocals, Group Member
Cyril Monrose Bass, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Trumpet, Violin, cuatro
Sam Morgan Cornet
Clarence Nelson Vocals
Ernie Newton Bass Guitar
Cedric Rainwater Bass
Sterling Rex Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Jerry Rivers Violin, Vocals
Homer "Pappy" Sherrill Bass (Vocal)
Melvin Smith Leader
Carter Stanley Guitar, Vocals
Silas Steele Vocals
Joe Stuart Mandolin
Harold "Doc" West Drums, Vocals
Joanne Williams Vocals
Jack Anglin Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
John Bailes Guitar, Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
Walter Bailes Guitar, Lead, Group Member
Charlie Beal Vocals
William Boush Baritone
Roland Johnson Violin, Vocals
William Thatch Falsetto
Joseph Armstrong Baritone, Group Member
Henry Owens Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Orlandus Wilson Bass, Group Member
Elder Charles D. Beck Piano
Kenneth Johnson Vocals, Group Member
Mother Sally Jones Tambourine, Vocals, Group Member
Brent Lambert Violin, Group Member
Ray "Duck" Atkins Dobro, Vocals, Group Member
Homer Bailes Fiddle, Group Member
Bill Bolick Mandolin, Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
Earl Bolick Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
D.P. "Dad" Carter Tenor Saxophone
Johnny Davis Banjo
Alton Delmore Baritone, Group Member
Rabon Delmore Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Uncle Eck Dunford Violin, Vocals
Ernest Ferguson Mandolin, Group Member
Zeke Morris Guitar, Tenor (Vocal)
John Dilleshaw Guitar, Vocals
Clarence Todd Vocals
Hobart Smith Guitar, Hand Clapping
William Langford Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Norman Woodlieff Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Ed Young Fife
Malinda Taylor Guitar, Tambourine, Vocals
Henson Massey Baritone
James Ricks Bass, Group Member
Marion Hall Guitar
Francis Jenkins Banjo, Vocals
Willie Connell Johnson Leader, Baritone, Lead, Group Member
Estelle Allen Piano
A.A. Gray Vocals
Alva Lam Guitar, Vocals
Andrew Morgan Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Alberta Ramsey Vocals
Ollis Martin Harmonica
Sister Black Vocals
Jesse Johnson's Revue Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Rose Vocals
Hattie Stoneman Violin, Vocals
Darrell "Pee Wee" Lambert Vocals
Robert Cooper Group Member
James Keels Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Delroy Hollins Baritone, Group Member
Odette Jackson Vocals
Len Williams Bass, Group Member
Walter "Kid" Smith Vocals, Group Member
Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon & Punches Delegates of Pleasure Vocals, Group Member
Sister Jennie Jackson Guitar, Drums, Tambourine, Vocals
John Davis & the Georgia Sea Island Singers Vocals
Herbert J. Francis Organ
Daniel Johnson Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
Noraneice Allen Tenor (Vocal), Group Member
Brother Hubbard Prayers
Ancil McVay Guitar, Vocals
Benny Jarrell Violin, Vocals
Earl Fouche Alto Saxophone
Dacosta Woltz Vocals
Odell Smith Violin, Group Member
Sister Ethel Grainger Vocals
James Roberts Mandolin, Vocals
J. "Buddie" Archer Group Member
R.J. Chastain Group Member
Howard Bumgarden Guitar, Vocals
Ollie Bunn Vocals
Leroy Ridgel Violin, Group Member
L.W. Bennett Group Member
Gastão Moreira Group Member
C.E. Couch Group Member
Martha Amburgey Carson Guitar, Vocals
Robert Dewey Cooper Vocals
Thomas Franklin Cooper Guitar, Vocals
Elder Edwards Vocals
Clay "Henry" Everhart Vocals, Group Member
Annie L. Fitts Vocals
J.C. Cronic Group Member
Edward Foster Group Member
James Hollingsworth Vocals
Bob Johnson Vocals, Group Member
Jim Johnson Vocals
Leslie Gaddis Group Member
Lydia Johnson Vocals, Group Member
Rose Lam Vocals
Emma Daniels Guitar, Group Member
Henry Morrison Vocals
Clarence Dennis "Tooter" Parnell Vocals
Emma Ramsey Vocals
Charles Ancil Ridgel Vocals, Group Member
Elma Sawyer Vocals
Sister Rice Vocals
Millard Whitehead Vocals, Group Member
Noah Lanning Group Member
J. Clarence Meredith Group Member
Cartel Ridgel Group Member
Ramona "Jones" Riggins Group Member
A.C. Sheffield Group Member
C.P. Sheffield Group Member
Osmond L. Spaulding Group Member
J. Mantell Thomas Group Member
Raleigh Turnage Group Member
Otto Tutson Group Member
Ambus Worley Group Member
Brother Williams Guitar
Ernest "Jim" Carter Guitar
Andrew D. Cole Tenor Saxophone, Group Member
Melvin Smith Tenor Saxophone
The Sermon Piano, Cymbals, Wood Block
William Bobo Bass
Technical Credits
Blind Willie Johnson Composer
Bill Monroe Composer
Uncle Dave Macon Composer
Alan Lomax Liner Notes
William Billings Composer
A.P. Carter Composer
Rev. Gary Davis Composer
David Glasser Mastering
Anthony Heilbut Annotation
Ira Louvin Composer
Charlie Louvin Composer
Opal Nations Annotation
Bruce Nemerov Annotation
John Newton Composer
Tony Russell Annotation
Richard K. Spottswood Annotation, Essay
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Composer
David Tibet Essay
Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey Composer
Bruce Bastin Liner Notes
Dr. David Evans Annotation
Ray Funk Annotation
Albert E. Brumley Composer
Arizona Dranes Composer
Steven Ledbetter Essay
Ken Romanowski Annotation
Kip Lornell Annotation
Charles Wolfe Annotation, Essay
Paul Oliver Liner Notes
Gary Atkinson Composer
Axel Kuestner Liner Notes
Doug Seroff Annotation
Charles Albert Tindley Composer
Guido Van Rijn Liner Notes, Annotation
Llynn Abbott Annotation
Gary Garett Composer
The Blue Chips Composer
Traditional Composer
Potsy Duncan Illustrations
Susan Archie Art Direction, Illustrations
Len Williams Management
Patrick Cather Liner Notes
Matt Sandoski Mastering
Steven C. Tracy Liner Notes
David Warren Steel Essay
J.G. Mangold Liner Notes
Benjamin Mays Liner Notes
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