Bound To Go: African-American Spirituals and Secular Folk Songs: CD
  • Bound To Go: African-American Spirituals and Secular Folk Songs: CD
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Andrew Calhoun and Campground Bound to Go, Folksongs and Spirituals.

A collection of 35 songs from the African American folk tradition.

“History with a great sound”-Bill Hahn, WFDU

“…this is a tremendously powerful album with a great sense of atmosphere and the deepest possible commitment that shines through both in the performances themselves and the exceptionally fine recording and presentation. Prepare yourself for a heap of neck-prickling moments. This is a landmark release…” -David Kidman, (UK)

“Bound to Go is the best collection of its kind that I have ever heard: not only fine and fascinating, often surprising, pieces of music, but also, every one of them, rendered with intelligence and imagination.” – Fergus Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan.

Bound to Go includes authentic spirituals, shout songs from the Sea Islands, prison ballads and rare secular folk songs. “Run to Jesus” is the song that first gave Frederick Douglass the notion of escaping from slavery. With an essay and historical/folklore notes on the songs. Recorded with trumpet, fretless gourd and 5-string banjo, guitars, fiddle, cello, harmonica, piano, percussion and many wonderful singers! 72 minutes running time. Cover painting by Gullah artist Jonathan Green. In memory of Joy Calhoun, who worked for justice in the Civil Rights movement, 10% of income from sales goes to support programs for children, half to College of Charleston’s African-American history camps, half to By the Hand in Chicago.

  1. Blow Your Trumpet Gabriel (featuring Runako Robinson, vocals)
  2. Roll, Jordan, Roll
  3. Turkle Dove (featuring Casey Calhoun, vocals)
  4. Come and Go with Me
  5. Bound to Go
  6. O’er the Crossing
  7. Run to Jesus
  8. Run Brother Run (featuring Bob Soper, fiddle)
  9. Molly Cottontail
  10. Go to Sleep, My Baby (featuring Tyisha Williams, vocals)
  11. Old Man’s Song
  12. Jaybird & Sparrow
  13. Sheep and Goat (featuring Darwin Walton, hambone)
  14. Them Ol’ Black Gnats (featuring Big Llou Johnson, vocals)
  15. Milly Biggers (featuring Katherine Davis, vocals)
  16. Sandy Land
  17. Anchor Line (featuring Dave Moore, harmonica)
  18. Rough and Rolling Sea (featuring Valerie Carter-Brown, vocals)
  19. Four and Twenty Elders
  20. Hammerin’ Judgment
  21. Wake Up Jacob (featuring Darwin McBeth Walton, vocals)
  22. Way Up on the Mountain (featuring Big Llou Johnson, vocals)
  23. Ol’ Egyp’ (featuring Fred Campeau, fretless gourd banjo)
  24. Calvary
  25. Run Mary Run (featuring Runako Robinson, vocals)
  26. Sun Don’t Set in the Morning (featuring Tyisha Williams, vocals)
  27. Uncle Billy
  28. Ol’ Elder Brown (featuring Erwin Helfer, piano)
  29. No More Cane on the Brazos
  30. Lost John
  31. Back Home in Georgia
  32. Hear the Trumpet Sound (featuring Lana Ferrante Lupiani, cello)
  33. Open the Window, Noah
  34. Michael Haul the Boat Ashore (featuring Sue Demel, vocals)
  35. Tree of Life (featuring Katherine Davis and Tony Dale, vocals, and David Young, trumpet)

Musicians: Andrew Calhoun, vocals, guitars Tony Dale, djembe, frame and snare drums, vocals Lana Ferrante Lupiani, cello Fred Campeau, banjo, fretless gourd banjo, vocals David Young, trumpet, vocals Bob Soper, fiddle and vocals Dave Moore, harmonica Erwin Helfer, piano Darwin McBeth Walton, vocals, hand drum, hambone

vocals: Casey Calhoun Valerie Carter-Brown Katherine Davis Sue Demel Big Llou Johnson Runako Robinson Bruce Roper Richard Shindell Tyisha Williams

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