I Will Meet You At The Station
Posted in Honey on 09.20.05

The end of summer has turned the city of Greensboro into a humidity factory. Y’all don’t even want to see my hair right now. I’m working on getting Monday posting back again either through writing the posts on Sunday or getting a guest writer to fill on Monday, If any of ya’ll are intersted in posting a few songs (of your choosing) and writing a little bit for a few Monday’s let me know. Email at – pkpatnaik @ prewarblues.org. Thanks!

Today’s track is coming from Memphis, one of the great blues cities, but a city that also has a great gospel tradition. Brother Williams’ Memphis Sanctified Singers only professionally recorded two sides in 1930, but they are both great. Other than Brother Williams leading the song and possibly Will Shade on guitar the group is made up unknown members of Brother Williams’ church. The song has a great almost dancing beat to it – very lively and uplifting, it’s easy to see in this song and others like Graves’ I’ll Be Rested how the deep soul sound came out of the area two decades later.

Brother Williams’ Memphis Sanctified Singers – I Will Meet You At The Station


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By dean on 01.15.06 12:30 am

“Brother Williams’ Memphis Sanctified Singers” — Super tune. Thanks.

I d/l’d about 20 of your tunes. Some great stuff here. I’ll be back for your newer resurrections.

By Neil Hannam on 12.17.07 6:50 pm

Absolutely wonderful

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