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Thread #142528   Message #3286309
Posted By: Bobert
06-Jan-12 - 09:02 PM
Thread Name: Contemporary African Gospel Songs
Subject: RE: Contemporary African Gospel Songs
"Get Right Church", Mississippi Fred McDowell recorded with his wife's church choir... "Right church" in the older African churches meant getting "right" with God...

"You Gotta Move", traditional song played at African funerals, "When the Lord get's ready, you gotta to move" as in *moving to the other side (heaven)*...

Those two come immediately to mind... BTW, I spent a lot of time in Black churches in Richmond, Va. in the late 60's... I'll come up with some more "standards"...

BTW, Google up the late "Jessie Mae Hemphill" who sang a lot of African gospel/blues... Check her stuff out...

B~