Take Me To The Water
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Posted in 1920s,Country,Country Blues,Gospel,Honey on 07.13.09

Thanks for the kind wishes on our marriage, we had a great couple of weddings and a week of bliss in San Diego and La Jolla  which was just what was needed after a couple of months of insanity trying to close on the house and planning the wedding.

I picked up the new Dust To Digital set Take Me To The Water: Immersion Baptism In Vintage Music and Photography 1890-1950 last week and it hasn’t left my mind since then. Structured much like last years’ Victrola Favorites, Take Me To The Water focus is on the book and what a wonderful book it is – drawn from the collection of folk art archivist Jim Linderman, the book contains some just stunning photos of immersion baptism of both groups and individuals across a pretty broad timeframe. Lyrics and some notes on baptism are scattered through the book and they are insightful and well informed. The book closes with a substantial notes section on each of the songs with recording dates and a brief bio on the singers. The disc itself is quite good – and while it contains some of the same artists from Goodbye, Babylon the sides are different and fit well within the theme. It is somewhat disappointing  to see the repetition of artists at all, but I feel that pool of songs that would fit thematically is already slim enough plus the disc is really just a bonus, the book stands alone as a great and important work and one that everyone should pick up.

Buy It Here

Jim Linderman’s Blog Dull Tool Dim Bulb

Carolina Tar Heels – I’ll Be Washed (1928)

Moses Mason – John The Baptist (1928)

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By Carey on 08.03.09 12:15 am

Wonderful site, keep up the good work!

In case you or your readers have not seen it there was a good article recently from the NY Times on prewar blues from the Paramount label here:

They’ve Got Those Old, Hard-to-Find Blues

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/12/arts/music/12petr.html?pagewanted=all

Enjoy!

PS I plan to donate and explore your site further…


By Enno on 08.03.09 6:35 pm

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Thank you and keep ‘em coming!


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