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Various Artists / Awake, My Soul / Teach Me To Sing
Album:Awake, My Soul / Teach Me To Sing Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists Added:12/2008
Label:Awake Productions 

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Add Date:2009-01-11 Pull Date:2009-03-15 
Week Ending:15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan18 Jan
Airplays:23112

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Album Review
canuck
Reviewed 2009-01-26 
Traditional Southern choral folk music (disc 1) and modern covers of those songs (disc 2). Disc 1 is field recordings from 2004-2006 originally as a soundtrack for a documentary about Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp is shape note singing dating back to the mid-19th century and earlier. It employs a lot of open harmonies (5ths, octaves) that gives it a haunting sort of quality. It can be disorienting. Disc 2 is a set of modern versions of songs from Sacred Harp; the style ranges widely, but are mostly under a broad 'folk' umbrella. Good stuff, especially disc 1.

-Adrian
My picks: Disc 1: 2, 8, 11, 12, 15, 18, 22, 23
Disc 2: 2, 5, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17
Disc 1: Awake, My Soul: modern field recordings

1. very slow. regal.
2. med-slow. nice fugal quality to it.
3. med-fast. fugal.
4. med-slow. pretty straight-ahead and measured
5. mid tempo. fugal.
6. med-fast.
7. med-slow.
8. slow.
9. med-slow.
10. med-fast. martial, ominous and dark.
11. mid tempo. version of Amazing Grace. beautiful.
12. med-fast.
13. med-slow. fugal.
14. med-fast.
15. mid tempo. nice harmonic progression.
16. mid tempo. has some strings of fast moving notes.
17. fast. fugal.
18. med-slow. grand.
19. slow.
20. med-fast.
21. med-slow. pretty and ominous
22. slow. grand.
23. med-slow. very open--sounds huge
24. med-fast.


Disc 2: Help Me to Sing: modern versions

1. slow. f (later +m) vocals over drone. sort of celtic-influenced
2. rollicking indie folk.
3. med-slow. rhodes piano and guitar pop. dark chorus.
4. slow. f vox + harmonies over tender acoustic folk
5. med-slow. soft, lilting but bluegrassy version.
6. countryish. double main vocals over violin, then fuller band later.
7. folky, songwriter. acoustic guitar, m vox, light violin.
8. bluesey, strummed banjo. ends, strangely, with throat singing
9. f singer-songwriter take with glockenspiel. slow.
10. rollicking rock version.
11. punky guitars + piano.
12. slow. dark.
13. odd, synthy upbeat pop.
14. starts with monologue. m vox + double stop fiddle.
15. fingerpicked guitar + voice.
16. reverby, choral. dark, noisy.
17. m vox + double stop violin
18. a capella. choral.
19. slow. m vocals + harmonies over drones and rattling strings

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention China, 163b
2.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Russia, 107
3.Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention Stratfield, 142
4.Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention Jordan, 66
5.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Marlborough, 228
6.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Bear Creek, 269
7.Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention Abbeville, 33b
8.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Corinth, 32t
9.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Lloyd, 503
10.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Eternal Day, 383
11.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention New Britain, 45t
12.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Delight, 216
13.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Panting For Heavan, 384
14.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention New Jordan, 442
15.Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention Restoration, 312b
16.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention The Prodigal Son, 113
17.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Schenectady, 192
18.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention America, 36t
19.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Antioch, 277
20.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Norwich, 362
21.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Consecration, 448t
22.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Poland, 86
23.Ivey Memorial Singing Idumea, 47b
24.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp Convention Cowper, 168
25.Rayna Gellert & John Paul Jones Blooming Youth, 176b
26.Elvis Perkins In Dearland Weeping Pilgrim, 417
27.Good Players, The David's Lamentation, 268
28.Innocent Mission, The Africa, 178
29.Jim Lauderdale W/ Jeni & Billy The Christian's Hope, 134
30.Mac Powell Help Me To Sing, 376
31.John Wesley Harding Columbus, 67
32.Cordelia's Dad The Traveler 108b
33.Liz Janes Abbeville, 336
34.All Things Bright & Beautiful China, 163b
35.Tenement Halls Essay, 157
36.Richard Buckner Windham, 386
37.Danielson Sermon On The Mount, 507
38.Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton And Am I Born To Die? (Idumea, 47b)
39.Sam Amidon Kedron, 48b
40.Woven Hand Consecration, 448t
41.Rick Moody And Nina Katchadourian The Grieved Soul, 448b
42.Eriksen, The Wrestling Jacob/ Vernon, 95
43.Dm Stith Christian's Farewell, 347
44.Murry Hammond Bound For Canaan, 82b