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How Can I Keep From Singing 2
Various Artists
How Can I Keep From Singing 2
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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This disc is a far-reaching collection of turn-of-the-century American religious song that suffers no shortage of spine-tingling performances throughout. Unlike similar compilations, it makes no racial or geographical dist...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: How Can I Keep From Singing 2
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Yazoo
Release Date: 6/4/1996
Genres: Blues, Special Interest, Pop, Christian, Gospel
Style: Traditional Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 016351202123, 803680475959

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This disc is a far-reaching collection of turn-of-the-century American religious song that suffers no shortage of spine-tingling performances throughout. Unlike similar compilations, it makes no racial or geographical distinctions, presenting rare recordings of raw hillbilly hymns (Morris Family) alongside gritty sanctified blues (Blind Willie Davis), Anglo-American sacred songs by congregations (George Long and His Singers), ecstatic preaching-singing recordings (Reverend J.F. Forest, Washington Phillips), and classic spirituals (Golden Gate Jubilee Quartet)--not to mention music that's essentially a combination of all the above (Brothers Wright and Williams). Acolytes of shape-note singing will enjoy some of the earliest Sacred Harp music ever recorded, by the stripped-down Roswell Sacred Harp Quartette. --Mike McGonigal
 

CD Reviews

As good as it's companion volume
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 07/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I say of this album what I say of volume one: This album is a superb introduction to the variety of gospel music at its roots. In remastering early recordings the engineers have done an excellent job of cleaning enough surface noise out for one to enjoy the music - but not removing too much noise to distort the original intent. As these are later recordings than the first volume, the final result has less surface noise.You get a bit of blues and hillbilly, accompanied and a cappella, solo and congregation, professional and "just plain folks". Every track is a gem of its type - only your personal preferences will distinguish the "best" tracks.My personal favorites are There Is A Fountain Filled with Blood by Copperhill Male Quartet and My Loving Brother (better known as The Fire Song) by Ed McConnell And Family."