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GUEST,Azizi Hurry Down Sunshine, Sister Morgan (8) RE: Hurry Down Sunshine, Sister Morgan 10 Dec 12

Greetings, hsempl.

I wasn't aware of Sister Gertrude Morgan until I read your query. Thanks for prompting me to seek our information about her.

I don't think that the Sister Morgan who sang on the Friends Of Leroy Carr CD is the same person as Sister Gertrude Morgan.

As you are aware, "Leroy Carr (March 27, 1905 April 29, 1935)[1] was an American blues singer, songwriter and pianist".

"Sister Gertrude Morgan (1900-1980) was a preacher, missionary, artist, musician, and poet who worked in New Orleans in the 1960s and '70s, notable primarily for her folk art."

[Both of those biographical statements are from Wikipedia]

There's no documentation of Sister Gertrude Morgan singing the Blues, or even ever being in Memphis. And the lyrics of that version of "Hurry Down Sunshine" particularly the mention of "rider" and "daddy" [both meaning the woman's lover] are antithetical to the music ministry of Sister Gertrude Morgan.

Of course, both of these Sisters could be the same woman, but I don't think so.

I found a sound file of Sister Gertrude Morgan singing & playing a tambourine for two of her songs and featured that sound file and my transcriptions of those songs in this post on my cultural blog:

Sister Gertrude Morgan - He Wrote The Revelation & If You Live Like Jesus Told You (Lyrics)

Thanks again, hsempl, for alerting me & others to Sister Gertrude Morgan. Assuming that these weren't the same person, I hope that you find more information about the Sister Morgan who sung that Blues song.

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