Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing -- 19th Century Root

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All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing -- 19th Century Roots offers a glimpse into the long history of black congregational vocals and worshiping practices, a tradition dating back centuries that once accounted for much of the oral transmission passed from generation to generation. Fascinatingly, the songs are never rehearsed; singers learn while they perform, and while organized gospel choirs have since become more widely recognized, the congregational style still thrives. Six of the modern era's most stirring representatives -- among them the McIntosh County Shouters, the Seniorlites, and the Rev. C.J. Johnson & Family -- are featured on ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Wade in the Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing -- 19th Century Roots offers a glimpse into the long history of black congregational vocals and worshiping practices, a tradition dating back centuries that once accounted for much of the oral transmission passed from generation to generation. Fascinatingly, the songs are never rehearsed; singers learn while they perform, and while organized gospel choirs have since become more widely recognized, the congregational style still thrives. Six of the modern era's most stirring representatives -- among them the McIntosh County Shouters, the Seniorlites, and the Rev. C.J. Johnson & Family -- are featured on this disc.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/1/1994
  • Label: Smithsonian Folkways
  • UPC: 093074007327
  • Catalog Number: 40073
  • Sales rank: 77,113

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sign Of The Judgement - McIntosh County Shouters (4:34)
  2. 2 Lay Down Body - McIntosh County Shouters (2:59)
  3. 3 Lay Down Body - Seniorlites (1:29)
  4. 4 Run, Mary, Run, You Got a Right to the Tree of Life - Seniorlites (2:30)
  5. 5 One Morning Soon - The Rev. C.J. Johnson (0:43)
  6. 6 I Wanna Go Where Jesus Is - Rev. C.J. Johnson & Family (4:55)
  7. 7 You Better Run To The City Of Refuge - Rev. C.J. Johnson & Family (3:09)
  8. 8 I Heard The Voice Of Jesus Say (5:48)
  9. 9 Give Me Jesus (3:55)
  10. 10 I Am A Soldier In The Army Of The Lord (5:59)
  11. 11 Am I a Soldier of the Cross? - Theodore King (6:12)
  12. 12 Early, My God, Without Delay (3:57)
  13. 13 Come And Go To That Land (2:53)
  14. 14 Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Since I Laid My Burden Down - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist A (4:07)
  15. 15 A Charge to Keep I Have - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist A (4:27)
  16. 16 Traditional Prayer With Moans - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist A (9:45)
  17. 17 Sit Down Servant - Southwest Georgia Blue Spring Missionary Baptist A (2:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Richard Allen Singers Track Performer
United Southern Prayer Band of Baltimore, Washington, & Vir Track Performer
McIntosh County Shouters Track Performer
Technical Credits
Mahalia Jackson Composer
Al Smith Paintings
Bernice Johnson Reagon Producer, Liner Notes, Concept
David Glasser Mastering
Toshi Reagon Producer
John Tyler Engineer
Mike Zook Engineer
Lisa Pertillar Brevard Liner Notes
Judi Moore Latta Producer
Horatius Bonar Composer
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