Various Artists 'Sorrow Come Pass Me Around: A Survey Of Rural Religious Black Music'


LP, 16-page 11”x11” booklet, tip-on sleeve, 16 photographs.

A collection of spiritual and gospel songs performed in informal non-church settings between 1965-1973.  Most are guitar-accompanied and performed by active or former blues artists.

“Most records of black religious music contain some form of gospel singing or congregational singing recorded at a church service. This album, though, tries to present a broader range of performance styles and contexts with the hope of showing the important role that religious music plays in the Southern black communities and in the daily lives of individuals.” – David Evans

David Evans is a ethnomusicologist and director of the Ethnomusicology/Regional Studies program at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in the University of Memphis, where he worked since 1978.

Side A:

1. Ephram Carter and His Fife & Drum Band – “Sorrow Come Pass Me Around”
2. Willard Artis “Blind Pete” Burrell – “Do Remember Me”
3. Babe Stovall – “The Ship Is at the Landing”
4. Annie Lee and Oscar Crawford with Annie Mae Jones – “You Don’t Know What the Lord Has Done for Me”
5. Reverend Rubin Lacy – “Talk About a Child That Do Love Jesus”
6. Robert “Nighthawk” Johnson – “Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down”
7. Dorothy Lee, Norma Jean and Shirley Marie Johnson with Robert “Nighthawk” Johnson – “You Got to Give an Account”
8. Katie Mae Young – “By the Grace of My Lord, I’ve Come a Long Way”
9. Eddie Lee “Mustright” Jones – “My Sun Don’t Never Go Down”

Side B:
1. Robert “Nighthawk” Johnson – “Climbing High Mountains”
2. Chester Davis and Congregation / Compton Jones and Group / Furry Lewis – “Glory, Glory Hallelujah”
3. Willard Artis “Blind Pete” Burrell – “A Little Talk with Jesus Makes it Right”
4. Pattie Rosemon with Frank and Odie Rosemon – “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”
5. Babe Stovall – “When the Circle Be Unbroken”
6. Napoleon Strickland – “Motherless Children”
7. Willard Artis “Blind Pete” Burrell – “I Shall Not Be Moved”

Related products