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Gospels & Spirituals
Geoff Grainger
Last updated: 26.04.20
Glory, glory hallelujah!

German audiences are well into their gospels and spirituals and Steffi Lubrich, a young lady who I used to occasionally accompany, has a wide repertoire of them. The Pinökel gang are not slow when it comes to belting out He's got the whole world in his hands or Kum ba yah, my Lord.
I've always enjoyed gospels and admired gospel singers such as the great Mahalia Jackson but my own interest was very much deepened on acquiring The Story of the Jubilee Singers.This book contains 112 gospels that they sung on their tours of America and Great Britain in 1871 and 1875. This book is the oldest song book in my collection and one of pride and joy. I regard it as the ultimate gospel reference work and I dip it often.

Geoff Grainger, Bremen-Vegesack, January 2001

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     Title Files Remarks
       
gospel15.gif Burden down, Lord   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif By the Waters of Babylon   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Chilly water   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Come and go  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Come and go with me  notes5usa.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Deep river  notes5usa.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Down by the riverside  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Ev'ry time I feel the spirit  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Go tell it on the mountain  notes5usa.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif He's got the whole world in his hands  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Heaven is a wonderful place   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif I'm Gonna Sing   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif John Brown's Body  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Joshua fit de battle  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Kum ba yah, my Lord  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif  Michael row the boat ashore  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Nobody knows the trouble I've seen  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Oh freedom  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Roll, Jordan, roll  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Sometimes I feel  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  midi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Standing in the Need of Prayer   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif Swing low, sweet chariot  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif  mp315.gifmidi15.gif nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif This train  notes5usa.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif This world is not my home  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder  notes5usa.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif When Israel was in Egypt's land  notes5usa.gif notes5uk.gif notes5de.gif notes5fr.gif   nlyrics.gif
gospel15.gif You got a right  
     Title Performer Song
       
youtube15.jpg Burden down, Lord (2:31) Adventgemeinde Bern Burden down, Lord
youtube15.jpg By The Waters Of Babylon : 3 part round (1:35) tilastream By the Waters of Babylon
youtube15.jpg Come and go (2:36) Sam Cooke Come and go
youtube15.jpg Come and go with me (4:40) Bernice Johnson Reagon Come and go with me
youtube15.jpg Deep River (HT Burleigh, arr.) (2:50) The Bowdoin College Chamber Choir Deep river
youtube15.jpg Down by the riverside (8:42) Pete Seeger Down by the riverside
youtube15.jpg Down by the riverside (1:53) Chris Barber Down by the riverside
youtube15.jpg Ev'ry time I feel the spirit (3:41) Mahalia Jackson Ev'ry time I feel the spirit
youtube15.jpg Go tell it on the mountain (3:08) Mahalia Jackson Go tell it on the mountain
youtube15.jpg  He's got the whole world in his hands (3:11) Mahalia Jackson He's got the whole world in his hands
youtube15.jpg Heaven is a wonderful place (2:12) Coral Contrapunt, al piano, Jordi Casas. Heaven is a wonderful place
youtube15.jpg I'm Gonna Sing (2:12) Chœur du Val d'Aube I'm Gonna Sing
youtube15.jpg John Brown's Body (4:28) Gloria Jane John Brown's Body
youtube15.jpg Joshua fit de battle (2:07) Mahalia Jackson Joshua fit de battle
youtube15.jpg Kum ba yah, my Lord (3:28) Joan Baez Kum ba yah, my Lord
youtube15.jpg Michael row the boat ashore (2:42) Peter Paul and Mary Michael row the boat ashore
youtube15.jpg Nobody knows the trouble I've seen (3:45) Mahalia Jackson Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
youtube15.jpg Nobody knows the trouble I've seen (2:44) Paul Robeson Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
youtube15.jpg Oh freedom (3:23) Joan Baez Oh freedom
youtube15.jpg  Roll, Jordan, roll (3:57) Mahalia Jackson Roll, Jordan, roll
youtube15.jpg Sometimes I feel (6:43) Mahalia Jackson Sometimes I feel
youtube15.jpg Standing in the Need of Prayer (4:49) 7 Hills Gospel Choir Standing in the Need of Prayer
youtube15.jpg Swing low, sweet chariot (2:25) Joan Baez Swing low, sweet chariot
youtube15.jpg This train (2:28) Lonnie Donegan This train
youtube15.jpg This world is not my home (2:48) Jim Reeves This world is not my home
youtube15.jpg We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder (4:40) Bernice Johnson Reagon We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
youtube15.jpg We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder (1:44) Cibertracker Imperium We Are Climbing Jacob's Ladder
youtube15.jpg When Israel was in Egypt's land (2:02) Paul Robeson When Israel was in Egypt's land