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Awake, My Soul

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of the best shapenote documentary ever made.

 

I Belong to This Band: 85 Years of Sacred Harp Recordings
 

Follow this link:  http://dust-digital.com/sacred-harp.htm 
I Belong to This Band is a companion to the documentary film, Awake, My Soul: The Story of the Sacred Harp. The CD features 30 recordings which weave three important strands of Sacred Harp's recorded history.

The first strand is made up of the earliest recordings of the genre which were pressed on 78s in the 1920s, '30s and '40s. The second strand contains home recordings made by small groups of singers in the 1950s, and in the third strand, there are recordings of contemporary all day singings which are the native environment for this music.

 

Rolling Stone: -  "To quote Leonard Cohen, 'God is alive, magic is afoot' in the soaring magnificence of Southern sacred-harp choirs, a robust, harmonically intricate blend of country joy and unearthly drone. It is living worship, too."

 
           
           
   


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