STEAL AWAY (TO JESUS)

Latest update on 05/08/2010

Artist: Dinwiddie Colored Quartette
Author: Wallace Willis
Label: Victor
Year: 1902

Written by a Choctaw freedman prior to 1862. A cappella spiritual group from Virginia & Pennsylvania. Recorded in Philadelphia.

Covers:

1915:

Fisk Jubilee Singers [for Columbia; sang it since 1871]

1921:

Vaughan Quartet

1923:

Paramount Jubilee Singers

1946:

Soul Stirrers [on Aladdin]

1949:

Fairfield Four

1950:

Red Foley [as Steal Away; same intro, with spoken middle part crediting Eddie Brackett]

1951:

Hank Williams [alias Luke The Drifter as The Funeral; cover of Red Foley's version, omitting any link with the original spiritual]

1956:

Caravans

1957:

Pat Boone

1957:

Alex Bradford

1959:

Sam Cooke

1959:

Jimmy Witherspoon

1959:

Angola Choir [recorded intra muros by Dr. Harry Oster]

1960:

Mighty Clouds Of Joy

1963:

James Cleveland

1965:

Bernice Johnson Reagon

1966:

Bobby Bare

1969:

Flying Burrito Brothers [as Hippie Boy, covering Luke The Drifter's raconteur style in The Funeral]

1970:

Wilson Pickett

1971:

Kenny Price

1971:

Merle Haggard

1977:

Archie Shepp & Horace Parlan

2000:

Lynn Kellogg

2001:

Shirley Caesar

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