Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns

Cat-Iron Sings Blues and Hymns

Cat-Iron FW02389 / FA 2389

This album presents what seem to be the two sides of singer Cat-Iron's repertoire: that of the blues musician and that of the converted Christian. As Frederic Ramsey, Jr. writes, "Cat-Iron might be singing religion, but he [plays] it with the heart of a blues-man." This collection of songs shares such stylistic integration with the listener.

Year Released 1958
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1958 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Blues; Sacred
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) African American
Instrument(s) Guitar; Vocals
Subject(s) Blues; Hymns; Spirituals (Songs)

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101 Poor Boy a Long, Long Way from Home Cat-Iron 2:58
102 Don't Your House Look Lonesome Cat-Iron 2:06
103 Tell Me, You Didn't Mean Me No Good Cat-Iron 2:17
104 Jimmy Bell Cat-Iron 2:21
105 I'm Goin' To Walk Your Log Cat-Iron 1:57
106 Got a Girl in Ferriday, One in Greenwood Town Cat-Iron 3:02
201 Well I'm in Your Hand Cat-Iron 1:52
202 When I Lay My Burden Down Cat-Iron 1:44
203 Old Time Religion Cat-Iron 2:15
204 Fix Me Right Cat-Iron 2:13
205 O, The Blood Done Signed My Name Cat-Iron 2:02
206 When the Saints Go Marching Home Cat-Iron 2:13
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