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.
Mitchell Jubilee Singers [as The Lord's Gonna Trouble The Water]
Georgia Sea Island Singers [in the old way]
Johnny Griffin Orch. [as a jazz instrumental following the Fever arrangement]
Bob Dylan [Minnesota tape]
Cleo Kennedy & Carlton Reece [as Yes, We Want Our Freedom]
Ramsey Lewis Trio [n°3 R&B, top 20 US; inspired by Johnny Griffin]
Marlena Shaw [as Let's Wade In The Water]
Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass [inspired by Ramsey Lewis]
Fisk Jubilee Singers [celebrating the sheet music's centennial]
Dr. John & The Lower 911 [in Wade: Hurricane Suite on mini album Sippiana Hericane]
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.