Fannie Lou Hamer – The Songs My Mother Taught Me (2015)

Artist: Fannie Lou Hamer
Title Of Album: The Songs My Mother Taught Me
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Smithsonian Folkways Recording
Genre: Folk, Gospel
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 46:37 min
Total Size: 107 MB

01. Precious Lord (6:18)
02. On Being a Sharecropper (5:10)
03. Run Mourner, Run (1:19)
04. City Called Heaven (3:27)
05. All the Pretty Little Horses (1:29)
06. I’m Gonna Land on the Shore (2:21)
07. Oh Lord, You Know Just How I Feel (4:00)
08. I’m Going Down to the River of Jordan (2:38)
09. Jesus Is My Only Friend (2:59)
10. Pick a Bale of Cotton (0:40)
11. Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning (1:04)
12. Walk with Me (1:36)
13. This Little Light of Mine (3:03)
14. Mass Meeting Speech (5:04)
15. Certainly Lord (1:33)
16. Woke up This Morning (2:31)
17. Amazing Grace (1:25)

The 20th child of a Mississippi sharecropper family and a commanding voice of the Civil Rights Movement, Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) stood tall against the brutality, indignities, and intimidation of implacable racism. She harnessed her mother’s gifts of song and plain-spoken wisdom to steel her fellow seekers of social justice, the cause to which she gave her life. Songs My Mother Taught Me, a re-release of limited-edition 1963 field recordings, breathes new life into Fannie Lou Hamer’s inspiring legacy and her uncompromising call for a righteous world.

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