DENOMINATION BLUES

Latest update on 14/04/2018

Artist: Washington Phillips
Author: Washington Phillips
Label: Columbia
Year: 1927

With a self built dulcimer and a temper. This ambulant preacher sold his records like medecine show entertainers their potions to a godfearing congregation the size of the Bible Belt. Lined-up front stage the moment he spotted this Columbia field recording unit, three years in a row.

Covers:

1938:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe [as That's All during John Hammond's Spiritual To Swing showcase in New York with Albert Ammons on piano]

1941:

Sister Rosetta Tharpe [idem, swing version with Lucky Millinder's bigband]

1955:

Etta James [idem]

1971:

Ry Cooder

1974:

Kinks [elements in Mirror Of Love]

1982:

Barry McGuire [Eve Of Destruction with a reli twist]

2011:

Kenny Brown

In fact inspired by W.C. Handy's Hesitation Blues (1915).

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