Woke Up This Morning
Posted in Honey on 10.20.05

After the failure to understand how to run a wiki, I’ve decided to put the past behind me and look to the future and to iTunes. I really dislike iTunes from a function level, but I really like the idea of their genre introductions. For those of you who haven’t explored iTunes yet, the genre introductions are three sets of 50 songs, the first batch are the intro, the next batch are the deep cuts and the last batch is obscure stuff. Most of them are pretty bad unfortunately (the blues ones are really really awful), but the idea is solid. I’m working on a list of 60 or so songs organized in the same format as an intro to pre-war blues/deeper cuts/these people only recorded one song and died. You’ll be able to download tracks or the packages, zipped up. It will also be free ! though the zip files will most likely be donor only.

I posted about Blind Roosevelt Graves many moons ago, so it is about time to revisit him and his brother. What’s so amazing about Graves is the sense of rhythm and soul of the recordings. The backing percussion sounds so contemporary and fresh that it is hard to believe they aren’t a revival act. Graves is one of those missing links, listening to his songs it really predicts the next 50 years of music development, rock’n’roll, deep soul and gospel are all in here recorded way back in 1936.

Blind Roosevelt Graves and Brother – Woke Up This Morning (With My Mind On Jesus)


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By Dan on 10.20.05 3:50 pm

Love these old gospel tunes. Keep up the great work. Love your website.

By Judy on 10.20.05 9:26 pm

Love your site, keep up the good work!

By Ashley D. Coleman on 07.18.10 10:01 am

Have you ever come across the version of “Woke Up This Morning With My Mind” by the Charles B. Mitchell & the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir. It is featured in the documentary “Can’t You Hear The Wind Howl.”

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