Rough Guide To Gospel Blues LP
World Music Records
The huge musical influence of the church has meant that gospel music and the blues have long been intertwined. From the true guitar evangelists such as Blind Willie Johnson and Reverend Gary Davis to blues legends Blind Lemon Jefferson and Skip James, these recordings illustrate how the line separating the Lord’s song and ‘devil’s music’ was very thin.
1. I Am The Light - Reverend Gary Davis 2. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole - Blind Willie Johnson 3. The Promise True And Grand - Bukka White 4. Your Enemy Cannot Harm You - Rev. Edward W. Clayborn 5. Scandalous And A Shame - Blind Joe Taggart & Josh White 6. Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane - Mother McCollum 7. I Got Religion, I'm So Glad - Blind Willie & Kate McTell 8. Be Ready When He Comes - Skip James 9. Let Me Ride - Memphis Minnie 10. When The Saints Go Marching In - Barbecue Bob 11. On Revival Day - Bessie Smith 12. All I Want Is That Pure Religion - Blind Lemon Jefferson