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Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad

Various Artists
Spiritual Baptist Music of Trinidad

The hymns on this 1980 Folkways release were recorded during services in Spiritual Baptist churches in northwestern Trinidad between 1976 and 1979. Worship alternates between “cool” periods of quiet contemplation and “hot” periods that call forth manifestations of the Holy Ghost (for example, “speaking in tongues”). The record contains a variety of hymns that are performed during services, from fast-paced songs to an innovative “shout.” Liner notes describe in detail this international religious movement’s distinctive baptism and mourning rites.

Track Listing

101
Marching the Children Home/ Glory Halleluja Leader Fitzroy Small, St. Francis Spritual Baptist Church congregation 5:41
102
Now Let Every Heart Prepare Mother Grizette, Holy Nazarene Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 4:28
103
Glossolalia - When I Saw My Savior There Mother Grizette, Holy Nazarene Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 4:47
104
Jesus on the Cross Alone Leader Albert A. DeBique, Mt. Tabor Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 1:43
105
By the Cross - By the Cross Where I First Saw the Light Leader Nurse, Little Flock Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 4:15
106
I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say Leader Nurse, Little Flock Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 9:24
107
A Shout Mother Grizette, Holy Nazarene Spiritual Baptist Church congregation 4:03

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