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Praise The Lord! Gospel Music In Washington, DC
Praise the Lord-Gospel Musi, Various Artists
Praise The Lord! Gospel Music In Washington, DC
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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In April 1998, a call went out to members of the Washington, D.C., church community: The Smithsonian Institution's Anocostia Museum and the Center for African American History and Culture was going to host an open gospel r...  more »

      
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All Artists: Praise the Lord-Gospel Musi, Various Artists
Title: Praise The Lord! Gospel Music In Washington, DC
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Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 1/19/1999
Release Date: 1/19/1999
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Style: Compilations
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093074011324

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In April 1998, a call went out to members of the Washington, D.C., church community: The Smithsonian Institution's Anocostia Museum and the Center for African American History and Culture was going to host an open gospel recording session. The result is Praise the Lord, a collection of 15 performances offered by 8 acts and recorded over the course of 3 days at the city's Bible Way Temple. Washington, D.C., has long upheld a reputation for being a gospel hotbed and this fine anthology indicates that the tradition continues. In those three days solo artists, duos, quartets, and choirs turned up; what's heard are bedrock vocal styles fused to contemporary instrumentation (one can't help but long for a little more piano and organ, and a bit less newfangled keyboard stylings), providing a view into a living tradition that borrows from contemporary pop and R&B. The smartly assembled package includes comprehensive notes, lyrics, and a list of suggested listening. --Steven Stolder