Old Regular Baptists: Lined-out Hymnody From Southeastern Kentucky

Indian Bottom Association

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Format: CD

Cat No: SFW40106

Release Date:  17 June 1997

Label:  Smithsonian Folkways

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  093074010624

Genres:  Folk  Gospel  

  • Description

    The oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America, the lined-out, congregational hymnody of the Old Regular Baptists, is heard in the heart of the coal-mining country of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This music of worship once was the common way of singing sacred song in the American Colonies. In this rare and beautiful music lies the roots of the high, lonesome mountain sound of elaborate melodic turns and graces. A descriptive booklet provides perspectives on the people, their beliefs and practices, their history and theology, and their music.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Brethren We Have Met Again
      • 2. On Jorden's Stormy Banks
      • 3. (O) How Happy Are They
      • 4. The Day Is Past And Gone
      • 5. Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah
      • 6. Jesus Thou Art The Sinner's Friend
      • 7. Jesus Left His Home In Glory
      • 8. Salvation O The Name I Love
      • 9. I'm Not Ashamed To Own My Lord
      • 10. I Am A Poor Pilgrim Of Sorrow
      • 11. Farewell Vain World
      • 12. I Am Going To A City
      • 13. The Meaning Of Singing (Spoken By Several)