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Joseph Spence
Encore: Unheard Recordings Of Bahamian Guitar And Singing

Joseph Spence - Encore: Unheard Recordings Of Bahamian Guitar And Singing

Encore is a new album produced from previously unheard archival recordings by the legendary Bahamian guitarist Joseph Spence made in 1965 at the height of his career. Spence’s radically innovative guitar style transformed elements of Bahamian traditional music into adventurous, joyful improvisations and influenced players worldwide. His powerful singing stemmed directly from the rhyming tradition created by Bahamian sponge fishermen early in the 20th century. The music is punctuated by Spence’s unique, sometimes otherworldly vocalizations including humming, short bursts of lyrics, and near-scat singing. Producer Peter K. Siegel captured these performances at Spence’s only New York concert, in Nassau, Bahamas, and in Manhattan.

TAGS: Blues | Folk | Folk Blues | World

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FEATURED TRACK

"Run Come See Jerusalem"

TRACK LISTING

  1. 1. Won't That Be A Happy Time?
  2. 2. Out On The Rolling Sea
  3. 3. Down By The Riverside
  4. 4. Bimini Gal
  5. 5. The Crow
  6. 6. In Times Like This
  7. 7. Death And The Woman
  8. 8. Give Me That Old Time Religion
  9. 9. Run Come See Jerusalem
  10. 10. Brown Skin Girl
  11. 11. The Glory Of Love
  12. 12. Great God What Do I See And Hear?
  13. 13. That Glad Reunion Day