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Wade In The Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing
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Wade In The Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
 
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This recording of ring shouts, lined hymns, and call-and-response devotional songs honors the 19th-century roots of African American congregational singing. It demonstrates how vividly these styles endure as a vital part o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Wade In The Water, Vol. 2: African American Congregational Singing
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Original Release Date: 4/28/1994
Re-Release Date: 5/1/1994
Album Type: Gold CD
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Styles: Compilations, Urban & Contemporary, Traditional
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 093074007327, 093074007341

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This recording of ring shouts, lined hymns, and call-and-response devotional songs honors the 19th-century roots of African American congregational singing. It demonstrates how vividly these styles endure as a vital part of community worship services throughout the United States. 69 minutes

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Perfectly captures the Black American gospel experience
bison4Life | Washington,DC | 04/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This disc perfectly captures the feeling of being in an old time church and listening to the senior choir give praise.Kudos to Smithsonian Folkways for capturing this for future generations.Truly a remarkable work of art."
Old Landmark Call and Response Congregational
chznlvstone | Metropolitan Washington, DC | 11/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Stop at this place for genuine roots that produced excellent and exceedingly abundant fruit."
Incredibly Moving
Robert W. Kellemen | Crown Point, IN United States | 01/04/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This compilation is an incredibly moving collection of traditional African American congregational songs. Part of the "Wade in the Water" series, every volume is worth listening to again and again.

Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction," "Soul Physicians," "Spiritual Friends," and the forthcoming "Sacred Friendships: Listening to the Voices of Women Soul Care-Givers and Spiritual Directors."
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