I'M ON MY WAY TO THE KINGDOM LAND

Created on 10/08/2016
Latest update on 05/06/2021

Artist: Bo Weavil Jackson
Author: traditional
Label: Paramount
Year: 1926

B-side of When The Saints Come Marching Home.

Covers:

1930:

Blind Gussie Nesbitt [as Canaan Land]

1931:

Carter Family [as On My Way To Canaan's Land]

1945:

Jubilaires

1954:

Mahalia Jackson [at Newport as I'm On My Way]

1954:

Pete Seeger [idem]

1957:

Odetta [as I'm On My Way in medley]

1960:

Burt Lancaster [idem in film Elmer Gentry]

1960:

Barbara Dane [idem]

1960:

Flatt & Scruggs [idem]

1961:

Erik Darling [idem]

1962:

Highwaymen [idem, hit US]

1963:

Rooftop Singers [idem]

1990:

Take 6 [idem]

2007:

Mavis Staples [as On My Way]

In Civil Rights Movement context Freedom doubles for Canaan. Similar melody line as in Down On The Banks Of The O-Hi-O (see there).

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