Southern Journey V. 4: Brethren, We Meet Again -- Southern White Spirituals
 
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Southern Journey V. 4: Brethren, We Meet Again -- Southern White Spirituals

January 1, 1997

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Sardinia
2:14
2
Testimony on Pioneer Religion
1:30
3
Amazing Grace
2:10
4
Lonely Tombs
2:38
5
Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
2:11
6
The Old Gospel Ship
2:55
7
The Little Family
1:42
8
When the Stars Begin to Fall
4:35
9
Testimony
0:47
10
When Jesus Christ was Here on Earth
3:59
11
Northport
1:54
12
Testimony
1:45
13
Why Must I Wear This Shroud?
3:30
14
See That My Grave is Kept Clean
3:23
15
Testimony
0:46
16
My Lord Keeps a Record
3:22
17
I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger
3:02
18
Brethren, We Have Met Again
3:52
19
Jim and Me
2:35
20
Joseph Looney
2:58
21
Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow
4:57
22
I'm on My Journey Home
1:27
23
Closing Prayer
0:42


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 22, 1997
  • Label: Rounder
  • Total Length: 58:54
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  • ASIN: B0012JCOAW
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #170,706 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Sends chills down to your soul!!!! February 4, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is my personal favorite of the Southern Journey series, which is saying something. So much of the music in the Southern tradition (and particularly in the mountain tradition - which is what this music is really a sampling of) is overtly religious and this disc features a broad sampling of various spiritual styles found in the Appalachians. There are shape note hymns, gospel songs, religious ballads, and lined-out hymns in the Old Regular Baptist style.
Mixed with the recordings of the songs are various testimonies of the performers during religious services. These provide insights into how these men and women viewed their religious tradition and its music, as well as the history of their people. These are among the most enjoyable tracks on the recording.
It would be hard to pick the best songs on the album, but my personal favorites are those which have less representation on other commerically available recordings. The lined-out style of hymn singing among the Old Regular Baptists is just chilling, and the samples presented here are fantastic. To my mind, "Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah" is worth the price of the CD - raw, unpolished, and lonesome - this is the soul music of the mountains. The shaped-note hymns are almost as moving to me. Interestingly, Lomax includes their first readings during the meetings, while the singers solfege thru the hymn before singing the text. My favorite among these is "Northport" which is fairly well shouted - you cannot doubt the faith of these folks when they sing "Glory! Hallelujah!"
Among the other tracks, one of the most interesting is "The Little Family," an old religious ballad on the family of Lazarus. I had not heard this one before.
For anyone curious about the religious music heritage of the Appalachians, this disc presents an excellent cross-section. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Captivating stuff March 10, 2012
Format:MP3 Music
My favorite from the extensive Alan Lomax collection of field recordings. Captivating and inspiring, regardless of your religious/philosophical orientation (and I'm an atheist!), this particular selection really is as amazing as it is fascinating, transporting the listener as it does to another place and time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic September 5, 2000
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This stuff really moves me. I think the southern journey series is just about the greatest!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great singing April 8, 2009
Format:Audio CD
It's quite different. The more I listen to it, the more I enjoy it.
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