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Desire for Piety CD with recordings of the African American Sacred Harp singers from rural southeast Alabama.
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Desire for Piety

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CD with recordings of the African American Sacred Harp singers from rural southeast Alabama.

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An invaluable document of a musical tradition stretching back to the Civil War that is on the verge of disappearing forever, Desire for Piety is a rare example of black Sacred Harp singing from rural southeast Alabama. The songs are primarily from the B.F. White's Sacred Harp, the hymn book used by  millions of shape-note singers in this country. It ends with the Wiregrass Singers’ special version of the gospel tune, “Give Me Just a Little MoreTime.” Liner notes by Henry Willett, an acknowledged authority on shape-note singing.
 

  • The Happy Sailor
  • Blooming Youth
  • Weeping Pilgrim
  • There We Our Jesus Shall Adore
  • Bound for Canaan
  • Cuba
  • Firm Foundation
  • Florida
  • Desire for Piety
  • Ragan
  • Struggle On
  • Ninety-fifth Psalm
  • Fallen by the Way
  • Happy Home
  • Coronation
  • The Dying Boy
  • The Father’s Boundless Love
  • The Christian’s Flight
Give Me Just A Little More Time 

Alabama Folklife Association Bookstore
NEW RELEASE!!!
Traditional Musics of Alabama
Series: Volume 6  
African American Spirituals
Liner Notes












Cover art by Bethanne Bethard Hill © 

Traditional Musics of 
Alabama Series Vol. 1-Vol. 5
by Steve Grauberger
Alabama Center for Traditional Culture
LINER NOTES & LINKS

Vol. 1
Audio files & details on each song 
HERE

Vol. 2 
*not available for purchase
liner notes

Vol. 3
liner notes

Vol. 4
liner notes

Vol. 5
liner notes


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notes by Kevin Nutt

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