VARIOUS 'Religion Is A Fortune: Sacred Harp Singing, Early 1900s

VARIOUS 'Religion Is A Fortune: Sacred Harp Singing, Early 1900s

  • $13.50


For those who like the Sacred Harp Singing tradition (as heard in Alabama and Georgia for over 100 years), County Records second album devoted to this little-heard style features a generous helping of 19 religious songs by a number of different groups that recorded in the late 1920s. This will complement a full album (CO-3531, $ 13.50) that presented the most prolific of the Sacred Harp groups, Allison’s Sacred Harp Singers--this new CD has 4 more of that great group’s songs. With this release one can compare the subtle differences in style between such groups as Dye’s Sacred Harp Singers, Lee Wells, the Denson-Paris and Denson outfits, the Fa-So-La Singers and the fine Alabama Sacred Harp Singers, among others. For those not familiar with this tradition, we suggest you hear 2 or 3 examples before purchasing this disc—it’s powerful music but not for every ear. LAND OF BEULAH, ROCKY ROAD, RAGAN, ODEM, NINETY-FIFTH, PLEYEL’S HYMN, LONG SOUGHT HOME, etc.

Artists:

  • DANIELS-DEASON SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • ALLISON'S SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • LEE WELL'S SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • ALABAMA SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • DYE'S SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • DENSON'S SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • FA-SO-LA SINGERS
  • OKEH ATLANTA SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • ROSWELL SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • DENSON-PARRIS SACRED HARP SINGERS
  • PIONEER SACRED HARP SINGERS

Track Listing:

  • HALLELUJAH
  • LONG SOUGHT HOME
  • CHRISTIAN'S FLIGHT
  • ROCKY ROAD
  • CALVARY
  • I'M ON MY JOURNEY HOME
  • HAPPY LAND
  • RELIGION IS A FORTUNE
  • HAPPY ON THE WAY
  • LAND OF BEULAH
  • PLEYEL'S HYMN
  • JOURNEY HOME
  • EDOM
  • RELIGION IS A FORTUNE
  • NOT MADE WITH HANDS
  • ODEM
  • RAGAN
  • NINETY-FIFTH
  • PROMISED LAND