Gaslight Mixtapes

God Is In The House

Words By: Sam Pethers | March 2nd, 2015

God Is In The House

"People say they don't wanna hear religious music. But let me just pull it out, it could just be music. You don't have to be a junkie to understand the Velvet Underground song Heroin. You don't have to have horns and a pitchfork to enjoy Sympathy for the Devil, but it does help. The thing is it's all music and when the people believe what they're singin', it's just that much better." Bob Dylan

Listen:

Washington Phillips - Mother's Last Word To Her Son

Washington Phillips recorded "Mother's Last Word To Her Son" in 1927 for Columbia Records.

Da Costa Woltz's Southern Broadcasters - Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb?

This track was recorded by Da Woltz's Southern Broadcasters in 1929.

The Carter Family - There'll be Joy Joy Joy

The Carter Family were a group from southwestern Virginia who recorded traditional American Folk music between 1927-1956. They recorded "There'll be Joy Joy Joy" in May 1935.

Vera Hall - Trouble So Hard

Vera Hall recorded "Trouble So Hard" in March 1937.

Leadbelly - They Hung Him On A Cross

Also known as "He Never Said A Mumblin' Word", this track was recorded by Huddie Ledbetter in the Louisiana State Penetentiary in March, 1945. Ledbetter claimed to have learnt it from his mother, Sallie Brown. Nirvana covered this track in 1989.

God Is In The House Huddie Ledbetter (Leadbelly)

Hank Williams - I Saw The Light

Hank Williams recorded "I Saw The Light" in 1948.

The Zion Travellers - The Blood

The Zion Travellers recorded "The Blood" some time in the 1950s.

Blind Willie McTell - How About You?

Blind Willie McTell recorded "How About You" in September 1950.

The Soul Stirrers - Jesus Gave Me The Water

The Soul Stirrers have been recording for over 80 years. This track was recorded in 1951 with Sam Cooke as lead singer.

Johnny Cash - I Was There When It Happened

Johnny Cash recorded "I Was There When It Happened" for his 1957 debut album With His Hot and Blue Guitar.

God Is In The House Johnny Cash - 1965

Dave Van Ronk - Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Dave Van Ronk recorded "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" in 1959.

Little Richard - Peace In The Valley

Little Richard recorded "Peace In The Valley" for his 1962 gospel album The King Of The Gospel Singers. It was written in 1937 and has since been recorded by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Sam Cooke.

The Impressions - People Get Ready

Curtis Mayfield wrote "People Get Ready" for The Impressions in 1964. It was released as the title track on The Impressions fourth album in February 1965.


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