Friday, January 30, 2015

One I grew up with, and one we still sing

A beautiful new recording of a classic hymn. Written by 26 year old James Cleveland Moore (1888 – 1962), from Georgia, USA circa 1914 and was dedicated to his parents. His father was Charles Robert Moore, an ageing Baptist pastor in Draketown, Georgia.

It was first recorded in 1926 by “Smith’s Sacred Singers”, said to be the first “country gospel” recording – it sold 277,000 copies in an age when sales of 5000 was considered good. It was recorded by the Carter Family in 1932.

As my mother old me one day years ago as she lay in a hospital bed - "Dinnae get oul".