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Fisk Jubilee Singers: Spirituals

Fisk Jubilee Singers: Spiritual (Topic 12T39)

Spirituals
Fisk Jubilee Singers

Folkways FW 2372 (LP, USA, 1955)
Topic Records 12T39 (LP, UK, 1958)
Smithsonian Folkways FW02372 (CD/download, USA, 2006 or earlier)

Fisk Jubilee Singers (Smithsonian Folkways FW02372)

Credited with introducing the African-American spiritual to the wider world, the Fisk Jubilee singers made their debut in Cincinnati in 1871. Since then, the ensemble has drawn a host of wonderful young singers to Fisk University, and the Fisk Jubilee Singers have continued to be popular for over a century. This recording is from 1955.

Topic sleeve designed by Gloria Leader

Liner notes (PDF) at Smithsonian Global Sound

Musicians

The Fisk Jubilee Singers, directed by John W. Work

Tracks

Side 1Side 2
  1. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray (3.13)
  2. O The Rocks and the Mountains (2.44)
  3. Rockin'Jerusalem (2.16)
  4. When I Was Sinkin' Down (2.36)
  5. You May Bury Me in the East (3.11)
  6. He Arose (4.01)
  1. The Angels Bowed Down (3.37)
  2. There's a Great Camp Meeting (2.07)
  3. Were You There? (4.18)
  4. Done Made My Vow to the Lord (2.28)
  5. I'm A-Rolling Through an Unfriendly World (2.09)
  6. Lord I'm Out There on Your Word (4.04)