Wednesday, July 28, 2010

'Hallelujah' - 2 Sacred Harp singings and a bluegrass gospel quartet

"Hallelujah" (#146), sung by the 1982 Holly Springs Sacred Harp Convention; led by Lucy Marie Heidorn. Shot by Alan Lomax and crew using four quad-split cameras, Holly Springs, Georgia, June 1982.

Singers from Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas shared in the blessings of the third annual Central Louisiana Sacred Harp Singing on Sept. 5, 2009. The singing in Ringgold, La., is held on the Saturday before the first Sunday in September. Singers use both the "Cooper" and "1991 [Denson]" Sacred Harp songbooks.

Cross Ties Band performing "Hallelujah" from the Sacred Harp songbook. Johnny Wright-treble vocal and pennywhistle; Randy Ellis-tenor vocal; Randy Garrett-alto and bass vocal and bowed bass fiddle; Bret Mulcay-bass vocal and guitar. Recorded at Burning Bush Baptist Church, Ringgold, Ga., 7-19-09.