Give Me Jesus - Barbara Hendricks - Give Me Jesus
Label: EMI Classics - 7243 5 56683 2 • Format: CD Album • Country: UK • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
Outside of successful meetings of conductor and soloist, what rock musicians would call "supergroup" combinations of distinctive talents rarely work well in classical music and not always in rock, Too Much Blood - Rolling Stones* - Undercover, for that matter.
When two forms of charisma collide, the result may be shards rather than sparks. Here, however, the combination is one of a kind, and absolutely breathtaking. American soprano Barbara Hendricks has spent much of her life in Sweden but grew up in Arkanas and says that the African-American spirituals formed a sort of "continuo" to her musical thinking. Among the many operatic versions of the spirituals, hers have among the most natural phrasing and the most direct emotional commitment; where others made them into towering civil-rights statements, Hendricks made them personal.
But what makes this album extraordinary is the nature of Hendricks ' interaction with the New Orleans-based Moses Hogan Chorale as the group performs the arrangements of director Hoganjust a few years before his death at age 48 of a brain tumor in Hogan 's arrangements draw on jazz harmonies and demand Give Me Jesus - Barbara Hendricks - Give Me Jesus virtuosity from the singers -- it's Give Me Jesus - Barbara Hendricks - Give Me Jesus quite as though Take 6 decided to record an album of spirituals, but they're in that general territory.
That style could easily have clashed with Hendricks ' straightforward interpretations, but in fact the vocal ensemble works as a unit, with Hendricks applying vocal intensity in tandem with the points at which the emotional tenor of the arrangement rises. In slower pieces, like "Steal Away," track 15, the effect is overwhelming, and it's hard to think of another version of the spirituals, among all the hundreds that have been recorded, that approaches these in their overall power.
Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date February 9, Genre Vocal Classical. Styles Spirituals Vocal Music. Track Listing. Give Me Jesus, spiritual. Traditional Spiritual. Old Time Religion. Wade in the Water. Ain't That Good News, spiritual.
There Is a Balm in Gilead, spiritual. I Got A Robe. Study War No More, spiritual. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray. I been in de Storm. Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho. There's a Man Goin' Round. My God Is So High, spiritual. Lord, I Want to Be a Christian, spiritual. Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual. My Lord, What a Morning.
I Stood on de Ribber ob Jordan, spiritual. Great Day! Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel? I'm Troubled in Mind, Give Me Jesus - Barbara Hendricks - Give Me Jesus . Give Me Jesus, spiritual Traditional Spiritual. Old Time ČRo - Studio České Budějovice Anonymous.
Wade in the Water Traditional Spiritual. I Got A Robe Anonymous. I been in de Storm Traditional Spiritual. Steal Away to Jesus, spiritual Traditional Spiritual. I'm Troubled in Mind, spiritual Traditional Spiritual.
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