Diamond Jubilation: 75th Anniversary
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Occasionally and too-infrequently I stumble across some music so good that it reminds me of why I got into music in the first place, way-back in the fuzzy past. Well this Dixie Hummingbirds record does just that. It's completely alive in spirit and music.
I picked it up sight unseen because I always liked the classic Hummingbirds stuff, and because the CD's backup band is really intriguing. What a pleasant surprise. This record is flat-out exciting and even dance-able. Hats off to Larry Campbell for the production, and hats off too, of course, to Ira Tucker, Sr. and the rest of the Hummingbirds for their incomparable virtuosity, energy, and commitment to excellence.
Song Number 6, "When I Go Away" is my favorite, an example of just how rhythmically inventive and totally exciting classic gospel vocal arrangement can be. Everything's great though. Mr. Tucker, Sr. joined the Hummingbirds so long ago... His rich baritone voice is as strong as ever. This really IS roots music, performed by the actual originators. Don't think twice about this one... it is all meat and no gristle. Well worth the investment.
Slip it into the CD player; crank it up; feel better about life. It's that simple.
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I don't usually listen to gospel music, but when I do, it has to be The Dixie Hummingbirds. Rich vocals. Simple Message. Powerful.Published 9 months ago by Hunter Greeno
This was purchased for an elderly friend. We had been to a performance earlier in the year and they expressed how much they enjoyed the Dixie Hummingbirds and was one of their old... Read morePublished on June 26, 2009 by Phyllis D. Moore