THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE

Latest update on 21/10/2016

Artist: St. Paul Baptist Church Choir of L.A.
Author: traditional
Label: Capitol
Year: 1950

Civil Rights Movement torchsong.

Covers:

1952:

Clara Ward

1953:

Swan Silvertones

1955:

Ray Charles [as This Little Girl Of Mine with elements of gospel What Kind Of Man Is This by The Caravans]

1956:

Betty Mae Fikes [in Selma, AL]

1958:

Everly Brothers [idem; their third US hit]

1958:

Brownie McGhee

1958:

Bob Gibson [as This Little Light]

1960:

James Shorty, Viola James & congregation [Lomax recording on Atlantic lp Negro Church Music, later also on box set Sounds Of The South]

1962:

Kingston Trio [as Little Light]

1963:

Odetta

1964:

Nicole Croisille [as Tout ça dépend du gars]

1964:

Seekers

1964:

Trini Lopez [als This Little Girl Of Mine]

1964:

Sam Cooke

1970:

Peddlers

1978:

Big Joe Williams

1995:

Fontella Bass [her mother sang with Clara Ward]

1998:

Ken Saydak

2007:

Mavis Staples

2007:

Bruce Springsteen [with the Sessions Band Live In Dublin]

2007:

Roger McGuinn

2009:

Joss Stone & Buick Andra

Before Sam Cooke, brother Ray Charles mixed gospel with rhythm & blues (I've Got A Woman).

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