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Wade In The Water
African American Spirituals

There Is a Balm in Gilead/ The Florida A&M University Concert Choir
We Shall Walk through the Valley in Peace/ The Princely Players
Roll, Jordan Roll/ The Princely Players
I've Been Buked and I've Been Scorned/ The Florida A&M University
Concert Choir
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Joshua Fit de Battle/ The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Wade in the Water/ The Fisk Jubilee Singers
Deep River/ The Howard University Chamber Choir
Listen to the Lambs/ The Howard University Chamber Choir
Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit
Oh Freedom/ The Princely Players
Gospel Train/ The Princely Players
I'm a-Rollin' through an Unfriendly World/ The Princely Players
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child/ Kehembe Eichelberger
Steal Away/ The Princely Players
Go in the Wilderness/ The Princely Players
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel/ The Florida A&M University Concert Choir
Ain't Got Time to Die/ The Howard University Chamber Choir
Wade in the Water/ The Howard Univerity Chamber Choir

This recording is the music originally performed by the Fisk Jubilee Singers. You no doubt have heard the term jubilee singing referring to quartet music coming out of the south in the thirties and forties. It all started on the day of Jubilee, the day the slaves were freed. Striving for education had been an underground pursuit during slavery. One school established for the freed, Fisk College of Nashville, TN, opened six months after the end of the Civil War. In the struggle to save the school from economic collapse, the school's treasurer and music teacher, George L. White, took a group of his students on the road to raise funds in the North. The original repertoire was ballads, arias and a few other popular and choral songs of the day. They went on faith, seemingly doomed to failure, until one day they performed some of their special songs, 'Steal Away' and 'Swing Low Sweet Chariot.' The response was overwhelming. Ultimately the school was saved and the Fisk Jubilee Singers went on to become the first Black international singing stars. This is their music, performed by five very special choral groups.

Item code: 3349C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Gospel | Primarily a cappella | Mixed | United States

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