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I'm So Glad I Got My Religion In Time4764A18-29/30-1941, , ,

Levels inconsistent; some drop-outs due to poor disc condition.

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I'll Be Waiting Up There4764A28-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedvocalfriars-pointmississippiking ararat
Oh, Freedom!4764A38-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedvocalfriars-pointmississippiking ararat
Oh, Freedom!4764A38-29/30-1941, , , unidentifiedvocalfriars-pointmississippiking ararat
Daniel4764A48-29/30-1941, , ,

Levels inconsistent; some drop-outs due to poor disc condition.

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Announcements and collection4764B8-29/30 1941, , , ,

Disc starts with the singing of “I’m So Glad (I Done Got Over).” Upcoming events and collections are announced, including an announcement of Mrs. Lomax’s donation of $2, with applause following.

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Rock, Daniel (#1)4765A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Rev. Savage dedicates the performance to Rev. Dr. Lowell [?], pastor of the church. Followed by discussion between Lomax and Rev. Savage about song’s context and meaning. Rev. Savage says he learned the song from his grandmother, who sang it in slavery-times. (Lomax erroneously identifies Savage as Henry Joiner in his notebook.)

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Hallelu, Hallelu4765A2, 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by Lomax interview with Annie Anderson, one of the songleaders, about song’s context and meaning and “getting happy” at meetings. Rev. Savage discusses the theological relevance of the sun and stars to conversation.

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This Is My Burying Ground4765B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , , anniea joinerc drakes fannie joinerh hester clarkj stith smithl revsavage tomjonesvocalfriars-pointmississippiking ararat
Let Me Ride4765B3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Rev. Savage introduces himself (he’s visiting from Hollandale, Mississippi.)

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Samson4766A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down, , ,

Identified as “Samson” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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O David4766A2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941Little David, Play On Your Harp, , ,

Identified as “O David” on AFS card.

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I Know the Lord Will Fix A Way for Me4766A3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Led by Hester Jones. Preceded by discussion of where she learned the song. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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I'm No Way Worried (Glory Hallelujah)4766A4, , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Joiner sings lead and introduces the song as one she learned from her mother

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I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray4766B1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Tape (not disc) transfer, as can be heard by speeding up to pitch at top.

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Calvary4766B2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Followed by discussion of song by Rev. Savage and Henry Joiner. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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He Rose, He Rose4766B3, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Lomax requests this song at the end of the preceding band. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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Moaning4767A1, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, , ,

Identified as such on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

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I'm Goin' to Stay On the Battlefield Till I Die4767A2, , , , , , , , , , 8-29/30-1941, ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax; not all of them can be confirmed to perform on this band.

Note that 4767B is unrelated to the Coahoma sessions.

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I'm A Soldier (In the Army of the Lord) / Ain't But One Way to Glory4774A, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performances interspersed with testimony. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

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I'm Gonna Lift Up A Standard for My King4775A2, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , ,

Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

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Build Up A Building for the Lord / One Day, Lord (I'll Give Up This World and Follow You) / Testimonials / He Died for Me4775B, , , , , 8-31-1941, , , , , ,

Performance followed by testimonials, including some instances of speech-in-tongues and “getting happy.” (These bands are identified as “Sermon and singing” on AFS cards.) Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

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Worship service (testimonials and prayers) / Amen Amen Amen4776A, , , , , 8/31/1941, , , , , ,

Performance of “Amen Amen Amen” is preceded by an introduction of “Mother Vickson” from Shelby, Miss., with both testimonials and prayers before and after. Band is identified simply as “Singing” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

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Worship service (preaching and Bible reading)4776B, , , , , 8/31/1941, , , ,

Band is identified simply as “Singing” on AFS card. Personnel listed are those notated by Lomax or heard referred to on the recordings.

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I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry6604B17-11-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “Dr. Watts hymn.”

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I'll Fly Away6604B47-11-1942, , silentvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Use Me, My Lord, Use Me6604B57-11-1942, uquartetvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
World is Goin' to Destruction6606B1, , , , , 7-17-1942, , moore rufus hackett wh willbrown williebguitar vocalarkansasrowland sadie
Meet Me In Jerusalem6608B27-19-1942,

Followed by discussion of song.

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When I Lay My Burden Down6608B37-19-1942,

Followed by discussion of song and text.

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Sweet Lamb of God6609A17-19-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song.

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Preacher Let Your Heart Catch On Fire6609A27-19-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song and having the Holy Ghost in his heart.

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In New Jerusalem6609A37-19-1942, , turnerjuniorharmonica percussion vocalclarksdalemississippi
In New Jerusalem6609A47-19-1942, , turnerjuniorharmonica percussion vocalclarksdalemississippi
Traveling On6609A57-19-1942, , turnerjuniorharmonica percussion vocalclarksdalemississippi
Near the Cross6612B4, 7-20-1942

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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Tossed and Driven6612B5, , , , 7-20-1942I'm Trying to Make Heaven My Home; I've Heard of a City Called Heaven

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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There's No Grave Can Hold My Body Down6613A1, , , , 7-20-1942

Followed by plea for upright conduct. “Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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Get Away, Jordan6613A3, 7-20-1942Wasn't That A Mighty Day

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].”

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I Thank the Lord I'm In His Care6613A5, , , , 7-20-1942In My Savior's Care

“Bemford’s” surname is not given, nor are the fourth and fifth members of the group. Johnson is identified as the “President of the Quartet [sic].” Followed by largely indecipherable discussion off mic.

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At the Cross6616A1, , , , , 7-23-1942,

Individuals listed are those clergy/congregants notated by Lomax.

Recorded at the Mississippi Missionary Baptist Convention at the First African Baptist Church

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I'll Fly Away6616B2, , , , , 7-23-1942,

Individuals listed are those clergy/congregants notated by Lomax.

Recorded at the Mississippi Missionary Baptist Convention at the First African Baptist Church

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Take My Hand, Precious Lord, Lead Me On6617A2, , , , , 7-23-1942,

Individuals listed are those clergy/congregants notated by Lomax.

Recorded at the Mississippi Missionary Baptist Convention at the First African Baptist Church

Severe speed fluctuation.

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Just A Little Talk With Jesus6618A3, , , , , 7-23-1942, ,

Individuals listed are those clergy/congregants notated by Lomax.

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Go Preach My Gospel, Saith the Lord6618B3, 7-23-1942,

The songleader is announced at the beginning of the band as what sounds like “Rev. Gray.”

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Just A Closer Walk With Thee6621A57-23-1942,

Rev. Martin gives his address, and Lomax announces that the song was sung from page two of the National Baptist Song Special, printed by the Goodwill Singers, Nashville.

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Crying Holy Unto the Lord (Woe Unto Your Soul)6621A67-23-1942, revmartinvocalclarksdalemississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Hold the Wind (#1)6621B17-23-1942, revmartinvocalclarksdalemississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Hold the Wind (#2)6621B27-23-1942,

Followed by discussion of his learning the song, its religious connotations, and its origins.

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I'll Be Glad to See the Son When He Comes (conclusion)6624A27-23-1942

Introduced with remarks on the second coming.

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I'll Be Glad to See the Son When He Comes (conclusion)6624A37-23-1942

Not identified as separate band on AFS card.

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Where Shall I Be When the First Trumpet Sounds6624B1, 7-23-1942

Followed by discussion of the song. Rev. Martin was from Christian Springs, MIss.; Ms. Johns was from Alligator, Miss.

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Motherless Children6624B2, 7-23-1942

A fragment sung at Lomax’s request. Does not appear in AFS catalog.

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I'm Going Home On the Morning Train6624B3, 7-23-1942Get Right Churchpearline revmartinvocalclarksdalemississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
A Charge to Keep I Have6624B4, , 7-23-1942, , pearline revmartin willieboydvocalclarksdalemississippiback-room-of-nelsons-funeral-home
Shine On Me6625B1, 7-23-1942, ,

Identified as “Must Jesus Bear the Cross Alone” on AFS card. Two performances interspersed by discussion of varieties of Watts metered hymns – common, short, fast.

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Where I Shall Wear the Golden Crown6633A4, 7-26-1942, , , cogic revmcgheeguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Opening prayer6633A5, 7-26-1942,

The congregation moans and shouts responses while Rev. McGhee offers the prayer.

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Do Remember Me6633B1, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
I'll Live On / Testimony6633B3, 7-26-1942, ,

Interspersed with an unidentified woman’s testimony.

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I'm Pressing On6633B5, 7-26-1942, , , cogic revmcgheeguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Every Hour I'm With You / Testimonies6633B7, , 7-26-1942, , cogic rev-mcghee uwomanguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
With Angels Climbing the Golden Stairs6633B9, 7-26-1942, , , cogic rev-mcgheeguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
I Got A New World In My View6634A1, , 7-26-1942, ,

Identified on card as “I Got A Heaven In My View.”

Severe speed fluctuation.

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I Got A Heaven In My View6634A3, 7-26-1942, ,

Severe speed fluctuation.

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If You Put Your Trust In Jesus, Everything Will Be All Right6634A4, 7-26-1942, , ,

Severe speed fluctuation.

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At the Cross6634B4, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Yea, Lord (part 1)6634B5, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Yea, Lord (part 2)6635A1, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
The Blood Has Made Me Whole6635A3, 7-26-1942, , ,

Identified as “The Blood Have Made Me Whole” on AFS card.

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Yea, Lord6635B3, 7-26-1942, , Y/cogic rev-mcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Praise Him6635B4, 7-26-1942, , Y/cogic rev-mcgheeguitar vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
I'm Running for My Life6635B5, 7-26-1942, ,

Fragment at top of track is likely a transfer false start.

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He Never Said A Mumbling Word6636A2, 7-26-1942, , , ,

Followed by ambience and machine hum.

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Sweeter As the Years Go By6636A3, 7-26-1942, , , ,

Identified as “Peter, As the Years Go By” on AFS card.

Machine hum toward band end.

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Heaven's Going to Be My Home6636B1, 7-26-1942, , , ,

Marred by speed fluctuation and machine noise.

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Just Like Heaven to Me6636B2, 7-26-1942, , ,

Preceded by a minute of blank disc.

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Running Up the Shiny Way6636B3, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic rev-mcgheeguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
I'm A Soldier In the Army of the Lord6637A1, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheeguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
I Claim Jesus First of All6637A3, 7-26-1942, , , ,

Identified as “Every Little Talk With Jesus Makes It Right” in AFS catalog.

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Just A Little Talk With Jesus6637A4, 7-26-1942, , , , http://Y (fades out)/cogic rev-mcgheeguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Jesus Is My Everything (part 1)6637B1, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheeclapping guitar trombone vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Jesus Is My Everything (part 2)6637B2, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheeclapping guitar trombone vocalclarksdalemississippicogic
Just A Closer Walk With Thee6637B3, 7-25-1942, , whitehead unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Until I Found the Lord6637B4, 7-25-1942, , whitehead unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Sending Up My Timber6637B6, 7-25-1942, ,

Partial performance.

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You Just Sing for Jesus6638A1, 7-25-1942

[Skip at 1:20]

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My Lawd So High You Can't Go Over Him6638A2, , 7-25-1942You Must Come in at the Door

Title given is that on AFS card.

[Beginning marred by skips/]

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Walk Around (fragment)6638A3, , 7-25-1942garner skipper umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Please Don't Drive Me Away6638A4, , , 7-25-1942garner sturdivant skipper umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Christ My Lord Is Coming Soon6638B2, , 7-25-1942http://YES AMAZING/garner skipper umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Jesus Knows6638B3, 7-25-1942, , barmore unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippisilent
Precious Lord6639A1, 7-25-1942, effie umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
I'm Toiling, Lord (#1)6639A2, , 7-25-1942

Identified on AFS card as “Through the Years We Keep On Toiling.” Another take recorded presumably after audience program on 6640A3.

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Holy Baby6639A3, , 7-25-1942,

Introduction by (presumably) the quartet’s leader Baker T. Garner, noting the song as a request and calling it the “hardest song that ever was, nearly.”

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Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down6639B1, 7-25-1942sturdivant silentvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
When I've Done the Best I Can, I Want My Crown6639B2, 7-25-1942sturdivant silentvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
There's A King of Kings Somewhere6640A1, 7-25-1942, , knowles unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippisilent
A Charge to Keep I Have6640A2, , 7-25-1942, garner skipper umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
I'm Toiling, Lord (#2)6640A3, , 7-25-1942garner skipper umenvocalclarksdalemississippisilent
My Mind Done Changed (#1)6640B17-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of where he learned song and its meaning.

Two minutes of blank disc precede performance.

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Katy, I Got To Go (To Judgment)6640B27-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, sung at old-time Baptist prayer meetings.

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Rock, Daniel (#1)6640B37-28-1942,

Followed by discussion of shouting.

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Rock, Daniel (#2)6641A17-28-1942, ,

Preceded by empty disc and brief announcement of Robertson’s age (75). This performance is not listed in the AFS catalog, which identifies the following song as 6641A1.

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Run, Sinner, Run6641A27-28-1942, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
There'll Be Preaching Tonight (On the Old Campground)6641A37-28-1942, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
Outshine the Sun6641A47-28-1942Beulah Land, , robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
On the Other Side of Jordan6641A57-28-1942, ,

Sound is severely intermittent.

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The Chariot Jubilee6641A67-28-1942, robertsonvocalclarksdalemississippi
The Band In Gideon6641A77-28-1942,

Followed by discussion of song’s origins and setting, and shouts.

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Hallelujah!6641A87-28-1942,

Title is that given by Robertson following song. Refrain: “When the war shall be ended / I’m a soldier of the cross.”

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Keep Inching Along6641A9, 7-28-1942, robertson umanvocalclarksdalemississippi
Tell Me How Long Has the Train Been Gone6641B17-28-1942

Followed by discussion of song and its composition (by Robertson).

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That's What's the Matter With the Church Today6642A17-28-1942, robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
Clear the Line Before You Call6642A27-28-1942, robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
My Mind Done Changed (#2)6642A37-28-1942, robertsonguitar vocalclarksdalemississippi
Don't Care Where You Bury My Body6642B47-28-1942

Ms. Williams says she learned the song from her grandmother. She sings a fragment of “Glory, Glory, Hallelujah” that she heard from her. Discusses hearing her first hymn, “Am I Born to Die,” at age five from her aunt.

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Interview about Don't Care Where You Bury My Body / Glory, Glory, Hallelujah6642B5, 7-28-1942, , lomax anniewvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
Am I Born to Die6642B67-28-1942, anniewvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood6642B87-28-1942, anniewvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
Free At Last6643A27-28-1942anniewvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
You Don't Believe I'm A Child of God6643A37-28-1942

The accompanying voices are presumably of her younger family members present.

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Don't Grieve After Me6643A47-28-1942anniewvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
When the Saints Go Marching In6643B37-28-1942mossvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
Sunday Morning Band6643B47-28-1942mossvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
Never Said A Mumblin' Word6643B57-28-1942mossvocalfriars-pointmississippiannie
Rock Daniel6644A67-28-1942, ,

First name unknown.

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What A Time (Shout for Joy) / Interview about shouting, the sanctified church, and singing at work6644A7, 7-28-1942, ,

Followed by discussion (with John Cameron) about shouting and getting happy in church. Lomax attempts to coax Ms. Williams to talk about the sanctified church, the “new religion,” but she doesn’t recognize it as such. Discussion continues about singing at work and cotton picking.

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All Night Long6644B17-28-1942

Ms. Williams tells Lomax this song is a “hally” (hallelujah). “Shout if you want on it. Pat your hands on it.”

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Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground6644B2, 7-28-1942,

Others join in halfway through the singing. “Assisted in prayer by Sister Williams,” Cameron jokes at the end.

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If I Be Lifted Up6658A7-24-1942, , ,

Recorded at the Mississippi Missionary Baptist Convention at the First African Baptist Church

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Where Could I Go But to the Lord6659A, 7-24-1942, , ,

Identified on AFS card as “Where Shall I Go.”

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Every Time I Feel the Spirit6659B17-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
There's No Hiding Place Down Here6659B27-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
Wait A Little While6660A2, , , , Y/unidentified uwomanpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
Unidentified hymn6660B17-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
Hallelujah, Amen6660B27-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
Does Anybody Know My Lord6660B37-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre

 

I Know I've Been Converted6661A1, 7-24-1942, , , mrdavis unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
The Man of Galilee (continued)6661A2, 7-24-1942, , ,

Identified on AFS card by (roughly) first line, “I’m On A Shiny Pathway.”

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The Man of Galilee (continued)6661B1, 7-24-1942, , ,

Identified on AFS card by (roughly) first line, “I’m On A Shiny Pathway.”

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Jesus Will Be With Me In My Dying Hour6661B27-24-1942, , , unidentifiedpiano vocalclarksdalemississippimissionary pre
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (#1)6663B3, 7-30-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “four girls.”

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I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say (#2)6664A17-30-1942,

Identified on AFS card as “four girls,” although this band consists of two women taking turns singing.

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All My Trouble Will Be Over After While6664A27-30-1942

Preceded by discussion of where she learned the song.

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All Power Is In His Hands6664B7-30-1942

Followed by brief discussion of the song, which the singer (26 years old) learned from her sister Annie Mae Morris.

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You Got to Take Sick and Die Some of These Days6666A37-30-1942, http://Source audio from LWO/muddyguitar vocalcoahomamississippiaggie
Why Don’t You Live So God Can Use You6666B17-30-1942, http://Source audio from LWO/muddyguitar vocalcoahomamississippiaggie
Witness For My Lord6668A2, , 8-11-1942, ,

Ms. Threadgill gives her age as 64 and says she learned the song in Knoxville, Miss., 35 years earlier. Discussion follows its place in the worship service. “Just a hally song” used during collection.

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I'm Gonna Lean On the Lord6668A3, , 8-11-1942, , johnsonm threadgill ugroupvocallula moon-lakemississippicogic mohead
They've Taken My Lord Away6668B1, , 8-11-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, which she learned from her mother as a child in Natchez.

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Rock Daniel6668B2, , , 8-11-1942, ,

Followed by discussion of song, in which the singers explain “rocking” to Lomax.

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Shout for Joy6668B3, , 8-11-1942, , johnsonm threadgill ugroupvocallula moon-lakemississippicogic mohead
You Got to Stand Your Test In Judgment6668B4, , 8-11-1942, , johnsonm threadgill ugroupvocallula moon-lakemississippicogic mohead
Let Me Ride6668B5, , 8-11-1942,

Identified as “Low Down Your Chariot And Let Me Ride” on AFS card. Followed by discussion of favorite songs.

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Father, I Stretch My Hand to Thee6668B6, , 8-11-1942, , , johnsonm threadgill ugroupvocallula moon-lakemississippicogic mohead
Sorry, Sorry For to Leave You6669A1, , 8-11-1942, Y/johnsonm threadgill ugirlsvocalmoon-lakemississippicogic mohead
So Soon I'll Be At Home6672B3, , , 8-15-1942, , , , ,

Audio file culled from AFS reel due to inferior direct-from-disc transfer.

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