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 Rough Guide to Gospel Blues - Rough Guide To Gospel Blues   

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Release Date:06/30/2017;Notes:Vinyl LP pressing includes digital download though the blues and gospel music of the African American in the pre-war era seem quite distinct, they were essentially two sides of the same coin. Both genres shared the same longing for a better life and an almost blind hope in deliverance and redemption. The musical influence of the church was profound on many blues singers, as this was often where they started out. Many early bluesmen would freely switch between playing blues and gospel and it was not uncommon for artists to go back and forth between careers as preachers and blues performers.;Track List:1. I Am the Light (Reverend Gary Davis);2. Blind Willie Johnson - I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole;3. Bukka White - the Promise True and Grand;4. Rev. Edward w. Clayborn - Your Enemy Cannot Harm You;5. Blind Joe Taggart Josh White - Scandalous and a Shame;6. Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane (Mother McCollum);7. Blind Willie Kate McTell - I Got Religion I'm So Glad;8. Be Ready When He Comes (Skip James);9. Let Me Ride (Memphis Minnie);10. Barbecue Bob - When the Saints Go Marching in;11. Bessie Smith - on Revival Day;12. All I Want Is That Pure Religion (Blind Lemon Jefferson);Special Attributes:DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD

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