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We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins

Various Artists
We Shall Overcome: Songs of the Freedom Riders and the Sit-Ins

This 1961 recording of spirituals, gospel and new music to "express the spirit of freedom" was the result of an effort by producer and performer Guy Carawan to bring together singers representative of hundreds of thousands African American students from the south participating in sit-ins, stand-ins and freedom rides for "first class citizenship" during the civil rights movement. The songs are performed by The Montgomery Gospel Trio, comprised of three high school girls from Alabama, as well as four seminary students who call themselves "The Nashville Quartet" in an impromtu session as recorded by Moses Asch.

12 songs, 34 minutes, featuring liner notes detailing the history of the civil rights movement, pictures, and song lyrics.

Track Listing

101
This Little Light of Mine The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:18
102
There's a Meeting Here Tonight The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 1:56
103
Rock My Soul The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:00
104
Hold On The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:42
105
Let Us Break Bread Together The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:43
106
We are Soldiers in the Army The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:40
107
We Shall Not Be Moved The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:26
201
Your Dog The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:40
202
Michael, Row the Boat Ashore The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 3:24
203
I'm So Glad The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 2:36
204
Oh, Freedom The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 3:20
205
We Shall Overcome The Montgomery Gospel Trio, The Nashville Quartet, and Guy Carawan 5:35

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