Spencer Bohren | Carry the Word

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Bob Dylan Keb' Mo' taj mahal

Album Links
official Spencer Bohren

More Artists From
United States - Louisiana

Other Genres You Will Love
Spiritual: Traditional Gospel Folk: Folk Blues Moods: Featuring Guitar
There are no items in your wishlist.

Carry the Word

by Spencer Bohren

"A quietly moving synthesis of traditional gospel and noble blues, a timeless recording of delicate beauty that is simultaneously old and new." - New Orleans Times-Picayune
Genre: Spiritual: Traditional Gospel
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. I Am a Pilgrim
Share this song!
X
3:37 album only
2. Bound for Glory
Share this song!
X
4:22 album only
3. Samson and Deliliah
Share this song!
X
5:12 album only
4. Wings of an Angel
Share this song!
X
6:03 album only
5. One Kind Favor
Share this song!
X
5:23 album only
6. Carry the Word
Share this song!
X
3:58 album only
7. River Jordan
Share this song!
X
4:11 album only
8. Gospel Plow
Share this song!
X
2:41 album only
9. I've Been Delivered
Share this song!
X
2:58 album only
10. Amazing Grace
Share this song!
X
3:27 album only
11. Beulah Land
Share this song!
X
3:47 album only

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
After decades of mining the roots of American music, it was inevitable that Spencer Bohren would someday dig into the fertile soil of his own gospel-singing childhood. His explorations led to a musical place filled with imagery from a distant America. Here there were lonesome train whistles, big rivers, chariots of fire, epic battles, long journeys and heavy burdens, as well as strong men and beautiful women. Here the enemy was doubtlessly in league with the Devil and all paths led to Gloryland.

The theme that emerges is not really salvation, however, but rather the quest for freedom. These songs sing of crossing those rivers, escaping bondage, flying away, and generally slipping the chains of this mortal plane.

Carry the Word is a loving collection of Gospel-related Folk Music in which Spencer Bohren takes the listener from the sweet Southern Quartet sound of the Carolinas to a charismatic sanctified country church meeting in the Delta, with stops along the way for a Kentucky banjo piece, a heavenly instrumental version of Amazing Grace, and a couple of gorgeous originals. Inspiring!

Best CD by a Louisiana Artist 2001, Keith Spera/Times Picayune, New Orleans.


Reviews


to write a review

Sally

Back to origins
I bought this CD for two reasons. I am a fan of Spencer's and because, as a student and collector of the blues, I felt it necessary to go back to another of the fundamental origins of the genre. I am usually not a fan of gospel music. Thanks to this CD, that has changed. Spencer has chosen some familiar gospel songs and presented them in a straightforward manner. He has allowed the songs to really speak for themselves. They are beautiful. I will go back and explore them more fully.