COVID-19 Response at Fishpond.com.au

Read what we're doing...

Religion Is a Fortune
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Audio Remasterer: Christopher C. King.
  • Liner Note Author: David Warren Steel.
  • Recording information: 1928-195?.
  • Listening to the shape-note singing recorded -- mostly in the '20s and '30s -- on Religion Is a Fortune: Sacred Harp Singing is a lot like listening to The Anthology of American Folk Music. The sounds of male and female voices, rising and falling along a four-note scale, sound primitive, like something snatched from an earlier time in American history. If the various groups -- Allison's Sacred Harp Singers, Pioneer Sacred Harp Singers, and Daniels-Deason Sacred Harp Singers -- seem similar, that's because they all drew their material from similar sources, used little to no accompaniment (organ, piano), and specialized in a style of singing -- shape-note -- that originated in the early 1800s. As the "sacred" indicates, the style was adopted in churches to promote a higher quality of assembly singing, and all of the material concentrates on Protestant Christian themes. While the style might be described as uptempo but nonetheless dour hymn singing, the songs titles -- "Hallelujah," "Happy Land," and "Promised Land" -- rejoice in the splendors of the next life. The importance of Religion Is a Fortune is in its historical record of a central musical style that thrived in 19th century America and would become increasingly rare after these recordings were made (although the final recording of this collection was made in the early 1950s). The miracle is that record labels believed there was a market for shape-note singing and made these recordings at all. The sound quality is excellent and the liner notes by David Warren Steel informative. Religion Is a Fortune is another fine historical release by County. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford Jr.
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Folk » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 8% commission by selling Religion Is a Fortune: Sacred Harp Singing on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top