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Thread #61042 Message #3184678
Posted By: GUEST,Rock'n'roots
09-Jul-11 - 11:24 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: I, John (Saw a Mighty Number)
Subject: RE: req/ADD: I, John (Saw A Mighty Number)
Well, there are several excellent compilations and each has a little "treat" or several so it isn't easy. I was hoping that a Lousiana Hayride recording of an acapella "Amazing Grace" might turn up but not yet. He would have been 19, maybe 20 at the time. That would be the first available . . .
A wonderful bluesy version of that song is on the big 70s box. Some interesting ad-libbed folk material can also be found on that box, along with his rewritten blues "Stranger In My Own Hometown." Very personal introspection.
As I said, each gospel collection offers something a little different and gospel material is scattered elsewhere. And all are representative of what is a cornerstone of American music: Elvis Presley's non-secular recordings.