L1148

Spirituals — Songs of the Soul (CD)

by Various Artists

You need only to read the Bible to realize how much God cares for the oppressed. In 19th-century America, the oppressed were the slaves—a trial that brought the nation to the Civil War.


Yet out of that dark period of US history came some of the most moving and soul-stirring songs of faith and hope. As you listen, you’ll hear some of this century’s finest talent as you touch that century’s heart.


Musically, these favorites have been arranged in the style of George Gershwin’s musical Porgy and Bess, adding a contemporary beat while enriching the historical and ethnic spirit.


On the liner notes, you’ll read about Rev. Josiah Henson, a leader in the underground railroad and the inspiration behind Harriet Beecher Stowe’s landmark book, Uncle Tom’s Cabin as well as 9 other inspiring slaves who have left behind a tremendous legacy.


This album is full of songs, some that are toe-tappin’ and that are heart stirring, but the message is always faithful to the gospel.


Features the voices of: Wintley Phipps, Larnelle Harris, Billy Davis Jr., and Marilyn McCoo.


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This recording is a treasure!Review by Stephanie
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I have owned this cd since it first came out and I have played it every week if not every day from that time until now. As a singer/songwriter, a choral singer, an opera singer and a lover of Jesus, music and history - this recording is a treasure. Thank you to everyone involved in the entire process of bringing this recording into being! God surely blessed you and in turn you and He have blessed and encouraged me and I am sure so many others. Deep, deep peace of the God of Peace to you all. (Posted on 3/15/2016)

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Features & Details

Product Code: L1148
UPC: 07 17336 495423
Format: CD
Runtime: 10 Tracks
Publish Date: Jun 1, 2009