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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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Worship service (testimonials)4775A1, , , , , 8/31/1941, , ,

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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[Blank]6633A37-26-1942

Badly cut grooves.

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Where I Shall Wear the Golden Crown6633A4, 7-26-1942, , , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
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 revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Preaching / Bible reading (Hebrews 13:12)6633B2, 7-26-1942rev-mcghee uwomanspokenvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
I'll Live On / Testimony6633B3, 7-26-1942, ,

Interspersed with an unidentified woman’s testimony.

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Testimonies6633B4, 7-26-1942cogic revmcgheespokenvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
I'm Pressing On6633B5, 7-26-1942, , , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Testimony6633B6, 7-26-1942cogic revmcgheespokenvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Every Hour I'm With You / Testimonies6633B7, , 7-26-1942, , cogic rev-mcghee uwomanhymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Jesus Is My Friend6633B8, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheespokenguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
With Angels Climbing the Golden Stairs6633B9, 7-26-1942, , , cogic rev-mcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
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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Testimony6634A27-26-1942

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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Testimony6634A5, 7-26-1942

Severe speed fluctuation.

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Sermon6634A6, 7-26-1942

Speaker is unindentified past his being a visiting pastor.

Severe speed fluctuation.

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[Blank]6634B17-26-1942n-an-an-aclarksdalecoahomamississippi
[Blank]6634B27-26-1942n-an-an-aclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Sacramental sermon6634B3, 7-26-1942

Combined of six separate fragmentary bands.

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At the Cross6634B4, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Yea, Lord (part 1)6634B5, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Yea, Lord (part 2)6635A1, 7-26-1942, , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Sacramental text6635A2, 7-26-1942

Identified as such on AFS card. Used here to differentiate it from 6634A6, “Sacramental sermon.”

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The Blood Has Made Me Whole6635A3, 7-26-1942, , ,

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

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[Blank]6635B17-26-1942n-an-an-aclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Prayer6635B2, 7-26-1942cogic revmcgheespokenvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Yea, Lord6635B3, 7-26-1942, , Y/cogic rev-mcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Praise Him6635B4, 7-26-1942, , Y/cogic rev-mcgheehymn sacred-songguitar vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
I'm Running for My Life6635B5, 7-26-1942, ,

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

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Sermon on foot-washing (part 1)6635B6, 7-26-1942cogic revmcgheespokenvocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Sermon on foot-washing (part 2)6636A1, 7-26-1942

Remarks by an unidentified elder follow Rev. McGhee’s sermon.

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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-mcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
I'm A Soldier In the Army of the Lord6637A1, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Worship service: lighting the offering6637A2, 7-26-1942

Identified as “Lighting the offering” in AFS catalog. Ambience includes sounds of worshipper “getting happy” and a guitar strumming.

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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-mcgheehymn sacred-songguitar tamborine trombone vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Jesus Is My Everything (part 1)6637B1, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songclapping guitar trombone vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
Jesus Is My Everything (part 2)6637B2, 7-26-1942, , , , cogic revmcgheehymn sacred-songclapping guitar trombone vocalclarksdalecoahomamississippi
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 ugroupsacred-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippi
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 ugroupsacred-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippi
You Got to Stand Your Test In Judgment6668B4, , 8-11-1942, , johnsonm threadgill ugroupsacred-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippi
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 ugrouplining-hymn sacred-songvocallula moon-lakecoahomamississippi
Sorry, Sorry For to Leave You6669A1, , 8-11-1942, Y/johnsonm threadgill ugirlssacred-songvocalmoon-lakecoahomamississippi