How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Nathan Bush
As with its predecessor, How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol.2: Early American Religious Music and Song combines a mere handful of well-known performers from the golden age of American Folk Music with a number of more mysterious names. In the place of obvious choices like Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Willie Johnson, for example, we find Shands Superior Jubilee Singers and Ridgel's Fountain Citians. After all, both Davis and Johnson have full-length Yazoo collections devoted to their music. What How Can I Keep from Singing does so well then, is to convey the scope of religious song (on record) during the 1920s and '30s. Placing bluesman Sam Collins' gorgeous "I Want to Be Like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Nathan Bush
As with its predecessor, How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol.2: Early American Religious Music and Song combines a mere handful of well-known performers from the golden age of American Folk Music with a number of more mysterious names. In the place of obvious choices like Rev. Gary Davis and Blind Willie Johnson, for example, we find Shands Superior Jubilee Singers and Ridgel's Fountain Citians. After all, both Davis and Johnson have full-length Yazoo collections devoted to their music. What How Can I Keep from Singing does so well then, is to convey the scope of religious song (on record) during the 1920s and '30s. Placing bluesman Sam Collins' gorgeous "I Want to Be Like Jesus in My Heart" between the sacred harp singers of "Weeping Mary" and Morris Family's "He Rose Unknown" proves how much apparently disparate musicians had in common, even if the sound of their music seemed so far apart. Even secular performers join in. Sacred music certainly wasn't prominent in the repertoire of Cliff Carlisle, but that hardly concern's Yazoo. The guitarist and his quartet give a spirited reading of the popular "Shine on Me." The sound of the Golden Jubilee Quartet on "Job" seems to predate everything from the sacred style adopted by bluegrass singers in the '40s to the rockabilly panache of the '50s. Elsewhere, Washington Philips finds comfort on "Jesus Is My Friend," Shands Superior Jubilee Singers describe appropriate attire for heaven on "Silver Slippers" and the genteel voices of the Copperhill Male Quartet sound chilling delivering the title of "There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood." In bringing together these artists, Yazoo creates a religious community on How Can I Keep from Singing. Though the musicians themselves might not have recognized it as such, on record it seems very real indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/1996
  • Label: Yazoo
  • UPC: 016351202123
  • Catalog Number: 2021
  • Sales rank: 279,027

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 What Shall Our Answer Be - George Long & His Singers (2:57)
  2. 2 I've Got A Home In Beulah Land (3:13)
  3. 3 Rock of Ages (2:50)
  4. 4 Weeping Mary - Roswell Sacred Harp (2:41)
  5. 5 I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart (2:48)
  6. 6 He Rose Unknown - Morris Family (3:01)
  7. 7 Will My Mother Know Me There? - L.V. Jones & His Virginia Singing Class (2:40)
  8. 8 Memphis Flu - Elder Curry (3:04)
  9. 9 Jesus Is My Friend (2:53)
  10. 10 Job (2:40)
  11. 11 Hallelujah to the Lamb - Ridgel's Fountain Citians (2:40)
  12. 12 There Is a Fountain Filled With Blood - Copperhill Male Quartet (3:15)
  13. 13 Silver Slippers - Shands Superior Jubilee Singers (2:38)
  14. 14 Light in the Valley - Mrs T.A. Duncans (3:13)
  15. 15 Shine on Me - Cliff Carlisle (2:46)
  16. 16 Oh Death (3:28)
  17. 17 Thou Carest Lord - Holy Ghost Sanctified Singers (3:01)
  18. 18 My Loving Brother - Ed McConnell & Family (3:08)
  19. 19 Take Thy Burden to the Lord - Seventh Day Adventists Choir (2:40)
  20. 20 Lonely Tomb - Wade Mainer & The Sons Of The Mountaineers (2:49)
  21. 21 Goin' to Rest Where Jesus Is (3:10)
  22. 22 Lonesome Valley (2:48)
  23. 23 Prayer Meeting - Rev. J.F. Forest & Congregation (2:57)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sam Collins Track Performer
Golden Gate Quartet Track Performer
George Washington Phillips Track Performer
David Miller Track Performer
Pace Jubilee Singers Track Performer
Blind Joe Taggart Track Performer
Brothers Wright and Williams Track Performer
Blind Willie Davis Track Performer
Technical Credits
Bryan Ferry Composer
Chris Thomas Composer
Bernice Johnson Reagon Composer
Don Kent Producer, Liner Notes
Richard Nevins Producer, Liner Notes, Remastering
Joan Pelosi Art Direction
Traditional Composer
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