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American Spiritual Ensemble: The Spirituals

Plenty Good Room
Crossin' Ovah
Follow The Drinking Gourd
Steal Away
There is a Balm in Gilead
Follow The Drinking Gourd
It's Me Oh Lord
Guide My Feet
Every Time I Feel the Spirit
Follow The Drinking Gourd
Here's One
Give Me Jesus
Follow The Drinking Gourd
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me
We Shall Overcome

The American Spiritual Ensemble has grown to 42 members for this memorable recording "The Spirituals." Two powerful pictures in the liner notes, depicting a slave couple at a mean cabin, dreaming of escaping their bondage, and then on the cover, striking out across a fog-shrouded field in the early morning, tell us the story of these 15 authentic songs. "Crossin' Ovah," "Follow The Drinking Gourd," "There Is A Balm in Gilead," "It's Me Oh Lord," "Guide My Feet," "Here's One," "Give Me Jesus," "I Want Jesus to Walk With Me" and "We Shall Overcome" speak of the tremendous struggle of African-Americans to gain their freedom and equality. The soulful leads and harmonies of these powerful coded songs actually helped some of the singers find their way out of bondage. Powerful, wonderful stuff from the American Spiritual Ensemble! Some piano accompaniment.

Item code: 2298C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Gospel | A Cappella | Mixed | United States