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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 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-01-11 Pull Date:2009-03-15 
Week Ending:15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb25 Jan18 Jan

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 09, 2019:Traditions
Panting For Heavan, 384, Columbus, 67, The Christian's Hope, 134, Weeping Pilgrim, 417
4.Feb 11, 2009:Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Jordan, 66
2.Jul 10, 2010:Music Casserole
Consecration, 448t
5.Feb 10, 2009:I once was Canadian
Windham, 386
3.Jun 16, 2009:I once was Canadian (African + Old-Timey Special)
New Britain, 45t
6.Feb 07, 2009:Music Casserole
Consecration, 448t, Consecration, 448t

Album Review
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.

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 ConventionChina, 163b
2.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionRussia, 107
3.Holly Springs Sacred Harp ConventionStratfield, 142
4.Holly Springs Sacred Harp ConventionJordan, 66
5.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionMarlborough, 228
6.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionBear Creek, 269
7.Holly Springs Sacred Harp ConventionAbbeville, 33b
8.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionCorinth, 32t
9.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionLloyd, 503
10.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionEternal Day, 383
11.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionNew Britain, 45t
12.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionDelight, 216
13.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionPanting For Heavan, 384
14.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionNew Jordan, 442
15.Holly Springs Sacred Harp ConventionRestoration, 312b
16.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionThe Prodigal Son, 113
17.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionSchenectady, 192
18.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionAmerica, 36t
19.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionAntioch, 277
20.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionNorwich, 362
21.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionConsecration, 448t
22.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionPoland, 86
23.Ivey Memorial SingingIdumea, 47b
24.Henagar - Union Sacred Harp ConventionCowper, 168
25.Rayna Gellert & John Paul JonesBlooming Youth, 176b
26.Elvis Perkins In DearlandWeeping Pilgrim, 417
27.Good Players, TheDavid's Lamentation, 268
28.Innocent Mission, TheAfrica, 178
29.Jim Lauderdale W/ Jeni & BillyThe Christian's Hope, 134
30.Mac PowellHelp Me To Sing, 376
31.John Wesley HardingColumbus, 67
32.Cordelia's DadThe Traveler 108b
33.Liz JanesAbbeville, 336
34.All Things Bright & BeautifulChina, 163b
35.Tenement HallsEssay, 157
36.Richard BucknerWindham, 386
37.DanielsonSermon On The Mount, 507
38.Doc Watson & Gaither CarltonAnd Am I Born To Die? (Idumea, 47b)
39.Sam AmidonKedron, 48b
40.Woven HandConsecration, 448t
41.Rick Moody And Nina KatchadourianThe Grieved Soul, 448b
42.Eriksen, TheWrestling Jacob/ Vernon, 95
43.Dm StithChristian's Farewell, 347
44.Murry HammondBound For Canaan, 82b