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MG-20879: We Shall Overcome / The Freedom Singers

[Front Cover] Label Type : black Mercury type B
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 20879A M1    RR    I
SIDE-B MG 20879B M1    RR    RI



Comments

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

Inside The Groove

A Capella performance by the famous African-Ameciran chorus group.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

The Freedom Singers was very famous with their singing of a protest song “We Shall Overcome” - they sang a song at 1963 Newport Folk Festival with Pete Seeger, Peter Paul & Mary and Bob Dylan.

A heart-moving Gospel-oriented folk a capella live in person (or psudo live version with audience's applause overdubbed - any information needed).

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

7 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 1-29410 Dogs (James Bevel - B. Lafayette) 2:42
A-2 1-29411 Woke Up (Arranegd and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:37
A-3 1-29412 I'm A Man Of Constant Sorrow (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:15
A-4 1-29413 Sylvie (Huddie Ledbetter - Paul Campbell) 3:01
A-5 1-29414 Pick A Bale Of Cotton (Huddie Ledbetter - John & Alan Lomax) 2:02
A-6 1-29461 We Shall Overcome (Zilphia Horton - Frank Hamilton - Guy Caravan - Pete Seeger) 2:33
SIDE-B
B-1 1-29415 Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:22
B-2 1-29392 We Shall Not Be Moved (Arranged and adapted by The Freedome Singers) 2:31
B-3 1-29416 Cotton-Eyed Joe (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:24
B-4 1-29417 Get On Board (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:17
B-5 1-29418 Freedom Train (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 3:32
B-6 1-29419 This Little Light Of Mine (Arranged and adapted by The Freedom Singers) 2:14

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

Ruppli's disco says its studio recording, while it sounds like live recording in person. Any information welcome.

The Freedome Singers:
Rutha Harris (vo), Bernice Johnson (vo), Cordell Hull Reagon (vo), Charles Nublett (vo), Bertha Gober (vo).
Recorded at Universal Recording Studios, Chicago, IL
maybe in October 7 1963 (A-6, B-2) and maybe in October 15 1963 (all the rest).




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-20879 FRONT] [MG-20879 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-20879 A] [MG-20879 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-20879 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-20879 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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