Fannie Bell Chapman, Walter Lee Wood, Mary and Amanda Gordon on 'Voices Of Mississippi'

Voices Of Mississippi

SPECIALIST record label Dust To Digital have released the album 'Voices Of Mississippi: Artist And Musicians Documented By William Ferris'. The project features recordings made in the '60s by Bill Ferris who began recording songs of locals near Vicksburg, Mississippi as a teenager in the civil rights era. Among the gospel artists featured are Fannie Bell Chapman, Fred McDowell, Mary and Amanda Gordon, Lovey Williams and others. A review in Mojo magazine read, "Mary and Amanda Gordon remind us that it's somewhat unusual to hear two female voices singing American church music together: no men, no children, no choir. When they call on God 'so my enemies cannot harm me' you have to wonder what that felt like in the South of 1967." CR

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