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Ella Jenkins - Long Time To Freedom [Reissue]
Long Time To Freedom [Reissue]
Artist: Ella Jenkins
Format: Vinyl

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Label: SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS
Rel. Date: 07/26/2024
UPC: 093070775411

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DISC: 1

1. The Wilderness
2. I'm Gonna Tell God All My Troubles
3. Heaven
4. When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
5. Tol' My Captain
6. I'm Gonna Ride This Train
7. Jimbo
8. Another Man Done Gone
9. Soft Pedal Blues
10. Po' Man's Blues
11. A Friendly Loan
12. How High's the Water
13. An Old Lady and Her Horse
14. If You Ever Get Down
15. Freedom's Coming Mighty Soon
16. A Long Time

More Info:

At the start of the 1970s, Ella Jenkins released A Long Time to Freedom, an album made for all ages but geared toward adult listeners. In the album, she adapts long-established, historically significant Black gospel songs, spirituals, and blues songs collected from the churches, jukeboxes, and record stores of her youth. Songs including "I'm Gonna Tell God All My Troubles" and "How High's the Water" reflect her active role in the ongoing struggle for Black liberation in mid-century America. Joining Ella are her accompanists Brother John Sellers, who learned to sing in churches and collaborated with Northern blues legends, and Joseph Brewer, who enjoyed a career participating in world-famous symphonies and operas, representing the changing makeup of traditionally exclusionary musical spaces.