MP3 Andy Cohen, Bill Ellis, Eleanor Ellis - Preachin' In That Wilderness
Blues and Gospel and Ragtime classics from the early days of recording, and for good measure, a few of our original numbers cast in that same mold.
22 MP3 Songs
FOLK: Folk Blues, BLUES: Acoustic Blues
This CD represents a joyous outpouring of unusual Country Blues, Gospel, Ragtime and early Jazz material by three dedicated revivalist performers. We made it as a Marimac casette about fifteen years ago; Riverlark Music recently arranged to imprint it as a CD.
To our ears, the music has held up well, not surprisingly, since it had held up well for the sixty or so years before we recorded it in 1990, our own good old days. We are all still performing this and other, similar material, and when any of us writes a song, you can be sure it will bear the stamp of all those folks whose music we admire and study.
We hope that when you hear our take on these tunes, you''ll be motivated to trace the earlier recordings they came from: we consider those authors and composers to be American masters, and for the most part, their work is available. If you do get curious, email us and we''ll tell you how to find it.