Podcast: Blues Evangelists
Episode #16-16 | airing 4-20-16

Occasionally a listener of the SORM will suggest a theme for a program. Sometimes they are way too broad a subject or entirely too personal but this time the suggestion was a fine one-Blues Evangelists. The Blues has always had a holiness side. Many of the finest players were ministers and created a repertoire of both sacred and secular music. However, you do not need to be an ordained minister to be an Evangelist and many of the musicians on this program do not have divinity training. Blues Evangelists on this edition of The Sing Out! Radio Magazine.

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Artist / “Title” / CD / Label

Pete Seeger / “If I Had A Hammer” / Songs Of Hope And Struggle /
        Smithsonian-Folkways

Martin Simpson / “Palms of Victory” / A Closer Walk With Thee / Gourd
Alex Bradford / “It’s A Highway to Heaven” / Precious Lord-Recordings
        of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey / Columbia Legacy
Washingtom Phillips / “What Are They Doing in Heaven Today” / The Key
        to the Kingdom / Yazoo
The Birmingham Sunlights / “Di A Little Deeper” / For Old Time’s Sake /
        Flying Fish
Fred McDowell & The Hunter’s Chapel Singers / “Jesus is on the Mainline” /
        Amazing Grace / Testament

The Rev. Gary Davis / “Get Right Church” / If I Had My Way-Early Home
        Recordings / Smithsonian Folkways
Blind Willie Johnson / “You’re Gonna Need Somebody on your Bond” /
        Praise God I’m Satisfied / Yazoo
Luther Dickinson feat. The Rising Sun Fife & Drum Band / “Bye and
        Bye I’m Going to See the King / God Don’t Never Change-The Songs of Blind Willie Johnson / Alligator
The Dixie Hummingbirds / “Let’s Go to the Programs” / Best of the
        Dixie Hummingbirds / MCA
Martin Simpson / “There’s A Great Change” / A Closer Walk with
        Thee / Gourd

Jerimiah Nighthawk Taylor / “Wait Upon the Lord” / Just A Breath
        Away / Self Produced
Cory Henry / “Ha Has Made Me Glad” / The Revival / Ground Up
Vernard Johnson / “Wade in the Water” / I’m Alive / Elektra
Sam Butler / “Gospel Train” / Raise Your Hands / Severn

Son House / “John the Revalator” / Delta Blues & Spirituals / Capitol
Bessie Jones / “Wade in the Water” / Put Your Hand on Your Hip / Rounder
Mavis Staples / Woke Up this Morning (with my Mind on Jesus) / One True
        Vine / Anti
Pete Seeger / “If I Had a Hammer (excerpt)” / Songs of Hope and Struggle /
        Smithsonian Folkways


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