HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS HANDS

Latest update on 03/05/2010

Artist: Rev. F.W. McGee
Author: Edward Boatner
Label: Victor
Year: 1929

As a sermon; only the last minute he and his congregation sing. Spiritual first published in 1927. Boatner was a preacher from Detroit living in New Orleans (2134, Ursulines Street). He's sometimes credited for When The Saints Go Marching In (see there) and was the father of jazz sax player Sonny Stitt.

Covers:

1929:

Bessie Johnson's Sanctified Singers [for OKeh; singing from the very beginning]

1930:

Brother Williams Sanctified Singers [from Memphis for Vocalion]

1941:

Sue Thomas [Frank Warner recording]

1951:

Marian Anderson

1955:

George Beverly Shea

1957:

Laurie London [13 year old Londoner; n°1 US]

1958:

Mahalia Jackson

1960:

Nina Simone [outtake from her very first session in '57]

1962:

Judy Garland

1965:

Drafi Deutscher

1968:

Big Maybelle

1975:

Dion [Phil Spector producing]

1978:

Supporters Nottingham Forrest F.C. & Paper Lace [as We've Got The Whole World In Our Hands]

1998:

Deep River Quartet

2002:

4 Non Tops [idem]

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