‘Amazing Grace’ originally released on the TESTAMENT label in 1966 is a spellbinding collection of Blues gospel recordings. MISSISSIPPI FRED McDOWELL was 64 when he cut the sixteen tracks found here. For these recordings the ‘Delta Blues Man’ explores his reverent side with assistance from his wife ANNIE MAE. ‘Jesus on the Main Line’ was covered by RY COODER while THE ROLLING STIONES adopted ‘You’ve Got to Move’. ‘My Home Is in the Delta’ is a collection of Blues and Spirituals recorded with his wife ANNIE. Amazingly FRED McDOWELL has been around as long as SON HOUSE, ROBERT JOHNSON, and others. He was just never recorded until the early sixties. ESSENTIAL.
Disc 1: Jesus is on the Main Line, When I Lay My Burden Down, I’m So Glad (I Got Good Religion), Going Over The Hill, I Know I’ve Been Converted, Just A Little More Faith, Back Back Train, You Got To Move, Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed, Amazing Grace, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning, Tell the Angels, When You Come Out of the Wilderness, The Lord Will Make A Way, It’s A Blessing, This Little Light of Mine. Disc 2: Waiting For My Baby, I’m In Jail Again, The Girl I’m Loving, Going Down South Carry My Whip, Diving Duck Blues, The Sun Rose This Morning, Six White Horses, Down on Dankin’s Farm, Get Right Church, Amazing Grace, Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed, Where Could I Go (But To The Lord)?, The Lord Will Make A Way, Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning, When The Saints Go Marching In, Big Road Blues, When I |Lay My Burden Down.