Sunday, November 16, 2008

Country Spirituals



Here's an excellent compilation of gospel songs performed by "guitar evangelists", Blues songsters and gospel singers, all recorded by the great folklorist Dr. Harry Oster in the sixites....
It features Snook Eaglins, Reverend Pearly Brown, Butch Cage and Willie Thomas, Robert Pete  Williams, among others great performers...
Go to Wirz discography to see all the  recordings of Dr Harry Oster. To me, he's one of the most important american folklorist of this century, along with Alan Lomax.

3 comments:

Joe said...

Thank you -- I love old gospel in all its manifestations. There's a fantastic boxed set from Dust to Digital called "Goodbye Babylon" out there. Well worth the not so small investment.

gadaya said...

You're right Joe, the "Goodbye Babylon" box-set issued by Dust-to-Digital is a real treasure...

The Irate Pirate said...

thanks, gadaya. this stuff is great.

go here for more stuff like it. requires registration, but it's free. you'll also like this thread there.