Description: One CD, 16 page booklet, Arigato wallet
Publication Date: November 21, 2006
Availability: In Stock
Compiled by Matt Hinton and Lance Ledbetter. this CD features 30 recordings as varied as the earliest recordings of the genre form the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, home recordings made by small groups of singers in the 1950s and contemporary recordings of all day singings.
Rolling Stone: “To quote Leonard Cohen, ‘God is alive, magic is afoot’ in the soaring magnificence of Southern sacred-harp choirs, a robust, harmonically intricate blend of country joy and unearthly drone. It is living worship, too.”