Wish you a peaceful Christmas!
This aren´t the Christmas songs you´ll hear in the malls or at the parades. No Santa Claus. No reindeer. No snow. But for me it would not be Christmas without this glorious album. (Although, to be honest, the music is so beautiful, I´ve put it on many times in mid-summer, and it doesn´t seem out of place.
Odetta's husky voice is often stunning, both in her a cappella performances and her songs with accompaniment. She says these songs are traditional spirituals, neither purely African nor American, but songs that emerged from the sufferings of slavery. Powerful stuff.
|A1||Rise Up Shepard And Follow|
|A2||What Month Was Jesus Born In?|
|A3||Mary Had A Baby|
|A4||Somebody Talking 'Bout Jesus|
|A5||Virgin Mary Had One Son|
|A6||Go Tell It On The Mountain|
|A7||Shout For Joy|
|B1||Poor Little Jesus|
|B3||Ain't That A-Rockin'|
|B4||If Anybody Asks You|
|B6||Children Go Where I Send Thee|
Odetta - Christmas Spirituals (1960)
(320 kbps, cover art included)