WADE IN THE WATER

Latest update on 13/12/2018

Artist: Sunset Four Jubilee Singers
Author: traditional
Label: Paramount
Year: 1925

Reissued on Document cd Black Vocal Groups Vol. 1. Slave song created for survival: shouted by plantation workers to guide escaping fellows. The song was a warning for approaching dogs, so the escapee knew when to dive and confuse the chase. This Underground Railroad classic doubles for baptising rituals.

Covers:

1926:

A.W. Adams

1928:

Lincoln Quartet

1929:

Empire Jubilee Quartet

1930:

Birmingham Jubilee Singers

1930:

Mitchell Jubilee Singers [as The Lord's Gonna Trouble The Water]

1942:

Charioteers

1946:

Golden Gate Quartet

1947:

Singing Crusaders

1950:

Dixieaires

1954:

Odetta

1959:

Georgia Sea Island Singers [in the old way]

1960:

Johnny Griffin Orch. [as a jazz instrumental following the Fever arrangement]

1961:

Harmonizing Four

1961:

Bob Dylan [Minnesota tape]

1962:

Norman Luboff Choir

1963:

Cleo Kennedy & Carlton Reece [as Yes, We Want Our Freedom]

1965:

Graham Bond Organisation

1966:

Ramsey Lewis Trio [n°3 R&B, top 20 US; inspired by Johnny Griffin]

1967:

Marlena Shaw [as Let's Wade In The Water]

1967:

Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass [inspired by Ramsey Lewis]

1968:

Harvey Mandel

1970:

Willie Mitchell

1994:

Lewis Cowdrey

1996:

Eva Cassidy

2000:

Mary Mary

2002:

Blind Boys Of Alabama

2003:

Fisk Jubilee Singers [celebrating the sheet music's centennial]

2005:

Dr. John & The Lower 911 [in Wade: Hurricane Suite on mini album Sippiana Hericane]

2007:

Dede Priest

2009:

Asylum Street Spankers

2012:

Tedeschi Trucks Band

2014:

Jane Lee Hooker

There's a different Wade In The Water by the Soul Stirrers, written by Sam Cooke and J.W. Alexander, the first cut on Sam's SAR label in '59.

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