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Thread #50343   Message #3704576
Posted By: GUEST,#
27-Apr-15 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Jesus on the Main Line / ...Mainline
Subject: RE: Origins: Jesus on the Mainline
"Jesus on the Mainline (trad.) From the 1959 Sounds of the South series (Negro Church Songs) on Atlantic 1351, performed by James Shorty, Viola James, and the Congregation of the Independence Church in Tyro, MS. Other contemporary recordings were by Rev. Dwight 'Gatemouth' Moore ['60, Audio Fidelity LP 1921], the Whispering Spirits of Baltimore, MD ['60, Choice 11, "Jesus Is On the Mainline"], (Mississippi) Fred McDowell with the Hunter's Chapel Singers ['66, "Jesus Is on the Mainline", Amazing Grace, Testament T 2219] and several other gospel performers. Earlier recordings by the same name was by Mrs. Lillie Knox ['37, Library of Congress]. the Plantation Echoes ['37, "Jesus on De Main Line Too" Library of Congress], the Jordan River Singers ['51, Nashboro 512]; "Jesus Is on the Mainline" was recorded by Maceo Woods in 1954 but unissued."

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