Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky

Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky

Indian Bottom Association SFW40106

The oldest English-language religious music in oral tradition in North America, the lined-out, congregational hymnody of the Old Regular Baptists, is heard in the heart of the coal-mining country of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. This music of worship once was the common way of singing sacred song in the American Colonies. In this rare and beautiful music lies the roots of the high, lonesome mountain sound of elaborate melodic turns and graces. A descriptive booklet provides perspectives on the people, their beliefs and practices, their history and theology, and their music.

Year Released 1997
Record Label Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 1997 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Genre(s) American Folk; Sacred
Country(s) United States
Culture Group(s) Anglo-American
Language(s) English
Subject(s) Gospel music; Oral history; Spirituals (Songs); Spoken word

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101 Brethren We Have Met Again Indian Bottom Association 4:17
102 On Jordan's Stormy Banks Indian Bottom Association 4:23
103 O, How Happy are They Indian Bottom Association 4:20
104 The Day is Past and Gone Indian Bottom Association 4:37
105 Guide Me O Thou Great Jehovah Indian Bottom Association 4:39
106 Jesus, Thou Art the Sinner's Friend Indian Bottom Association 4:27
107 Jesus Left His Home in Glory Indian Bottom Association 5:09
108 Salvation O the Name I Love Indian Bottom Association 4:58
109 I'm Not Ashamed to Own My Lord Indian Bottom Association 4:01
110 I Am a Poor Pilgrim of Sorrow Indian Bottom Association 5:27
111 Farewell Vain World Indian Bottom Association 4:27
112 I Am Going to the City Indian Bottom Association 3:20
113 The Meaning of Singing (Spoken) Indian Bottom Association 12:22
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