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Episode #2653

Sidewalk Saints

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Slide guitarist Ben Bowen King resurrects a forgotten tradition of American Gospel guitarists of the deep South on this New Sounds program as we listen to music from his most recent release "Sidewalk Saints." King is able to use his "gospel slide guitar" to 'preach' and 'wail in soulful beauty,' transporting you back to a lost chapter in American music. Hear some nearly unrecognizable arrangements of things like "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," along with music from composer Thomas Albert and early music vocalists Anonymous 4, who look back at traditional American hymns like “Amazing Grace” and more.

PROGRAM # 2653, Sidewalk Saints (First aired on Thursday 3/15/07)

ARTIST(S)

RECORDING

CUT(S)

SOURCE

Blind Willie Johnson

Sweeter As The Years Go By

You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond, excerpt [1:30]

Yazoo #1078 www.shanachie.com *

Ben Bowen King

Sidewalk Saints

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot [4:30] Satan-Surely Your Evil Empire Will Fall Someday [3:00] Preacher's Hell-Bound Train [2:00] Amazing Grace [4:00]

Talking Taco #153 www.talkingtaco.com *

Anonymous 4

American Angels

Jewett [3:00]

See above.

John Fahey

America

Amazing Grace [2:00]

Takoma #8903 ** www.concordmusicgroup.com*

Anonymous 4

American Angels

New Britain [3:00]

See above.

Relache

On Edge

Thomas Albert: A Maze (with Grace) [13:30]

Mode #22 www.moderecords.com

John Fahey

America

Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker [4:30] Jesus Is a Dying Bedmaker 2 [2:30]

See above.

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