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Thread #67533 Message #4115083
Posted By: GUEST
01-Aug-21 - 11:17 PM
Thread Name: Origins: History of 'Run, Come See Jerusalem'
Subject: RE: Origins: History of 'Run, Come See Jerusalem'
New release from Smithsonian Folkways, in which Peter Siegel makes available previously unreleased recordings he made in 1965 of Joseph Spence. The notes here suggest it was first recorded in 1958 by Sam Charteris, but that Joseph Spence took it to heart since the succour he had provided trying to save the mariners and retrieving the dead had made such an impression on him in 1929.
His version on the album has very few lyrics but that doesn't reduce its power.