Song of the Day #84 – Samson & Delilah (Rev. Gary Davis)

Happy 121st birthday to Reverend Gary Davis (AKA Blind Gary Davis) the legendary Piedmont style blues and gospel singer! Davis was born in South Carolina, moved to Durham, North Carolina in mid-20’s when Durham was hotspot for African American culture Read More …

Song of the Day #70 – John the Revelator (Son House)

Happy Easter everyone! I’ve got an Easter themed song for my Gospel Sunday series from┬áSon House. John the Revelator is one of the best known and most covered song from the African American gospel tradition. I based the version that Read More …

Song of the Day #56 – Don’t Let His Name Go Down (First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity)

It’s Gospel Sunday and today’s gospel Song of the Day comes from Smithsonian Folkways‘ Classic African American Gospel album. Recorded on location in 1954, here is the First Independent Holy Church of God and Unity of Marion, Alabama. I really Read More …