Earl Thomas | Plantation Gospel

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Plantation Gospel

by Earl Thomas

Old Negro Spirituals done in Earl's unique style with some of LA's finest session players including Wally Ingram from Stockholm Syndrom, Jeff Young from Steely Dan, Freddy Koella from Bob Dylan & k.d. Lang bands & Fritz Lewak from Melissa Etheridge band.
Genre: Spiritual: Traditional Gospel
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1. The Woman At The Well
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2. Elijah Rock
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3. It's Gonna Rain
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4. Pass Me Not O Gentle Savior
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5. Move On Up A Little Higher
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6. Twelve Gates To The City
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7. I'm Pressing On
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8. Down By The Riverside
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9. Trouble Of The World
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10. Glory Glory
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11. How I Got Over
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12. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
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13. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
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14. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
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15. This Little Light Of Mine
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16. The Last Mile Of The Way
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17. When We All Get To Heaven
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
I am a descendent of African slaves and of American sharecroppers and it is to their memory that I dedicate these recordings.

My kinfolk were brought to the Sequatchie Valley region of southeastern Tennessee in the early 1800’s and these "stories told in song" were passed down over two hundred years. They not only represent the history of my family.

My mother, Jewell Ermalee and my grandmother Eva Marie taught me these songs when I was a child. I can still vividly recall the singing and the rejoicing, the hand clapping and the perfect cadence of foot stomping on the hardwood floor of the church. These songs are fundamental to the fabric of my life plus I am keenly aware of their historical perspective.

Through these songs I recognize my connection to a lineage stretching back two centuries.

So, from the West Coast of Africa, to the West End Baptist Church, the Rockfort Church of God, and the A.M.E. Zion Methodist Church in Pikeville, Tennessee, I bring these "stories of my people" to the world. For this privilege, I am most honored and completely humbled.

It is in the great company of my ancestors and in their mighty spiritual presence that I sing these songs. Thank you for listening...

Earl Thomas
October, 2006
Hollywood, California


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Robert Morley

Old gospel songs sung from the heart - personal and passonate
Old gospel songs sung from the heart. The passon that comes when the singer knows and loves what he sings. And he brought his own style. Thanks for your work. Bob

Lynn Newton

SIX STARS!
Earl Thomas is a gift to this planet! Earl is fantastic in all the genres he explores, but this gospel CD is over the top. The only thing better than Plantation Gospel is seeing Earl in person - he is awesome!

Charles W. Duncan


Good News Gospel Blues! Spiritual uplifting, Soul seeking and Heartfelt music just missing the Blues Harmonica. A Blessing to all listeners.

Andrea Busse

fabulous
an amazing piece of work by Earl, every song touches your soul. great redition of some old, traditional songs. well worth the price.
thanks again Earl...job well done.
andrea