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Tuskegee Institute Choir - William Dawson: Spirituals

Ezekiel Saw De Wheel
Deep River
I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
There Is A Balm In Gilead
Hail Mary
I've Been 'Buked
Behold The Star
Ev'ry Time I Hear The Spirit
Were You There
I Want To Be Ready
Listen To The Lambs
Ain'a That Good News
Mary Had A Baby
King Jesus Is A'Listening
Rockin' Jerusalem

The Tuskegee (Alabama) Institute Choir, whose first singers were organized by school founder Booker T. Washington, is steeped in more than a century of pride and the richest of choral traditions. Booker insisted on the singing of African American spirituals by everyone at the weekly chapel worship services, a tradition that continues today. The Choir's most renowned director, composer and education William L. Dawson led the Choir into a new era in 1932, with their appearance at the opening of Radio City Music Hall in NYC, which would lead to performances before Presidents, radio and television audiences and worldwide prestige. There are 15 spirituals here, with innovative arrangements, powerful harmonies and solos; all sung with deep feeling and spirit. Simply the best versions we've heard of classic standards "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," "Deep River," "There is a Balm in Gilead," "Ev'ry Time I Hear the Spirit," "Were You There," "Ain'a That Good News," "Mary Had A Baby" "King Jesus is A-Listening" and "Rockin' Jerusalem." One of the best, most authentic Gospel CDs of the year, by one of America's oldest and most respected Gospel choirs!

Item code: 7753C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
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