Item description for Let Us Get Together; A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis by Marie Knight...
Lord I Feel Like Goin' On - (with Larry Campbell)
Let Us Get Together - (with Larry Campbell)
I Belong To The Band - (with Larry Campbell)
Samson & Delilah - (with Larry Campbell)
I Am The Light Of This World - (with Larry Campbell)
12 Gates - (with Larry Campbell)
I'll Fly Away - (with Larry Campbell)
Lord I'll Be With You - (with Larry Campbell)
When I Die - (with Larry Campbell)
Death Don't Have No Mercy - (with Larry Campbell)
Little More Faith, A - (with Larry Campbell)
You Got To Move - (with Larry Campbell)
Dirty Linen (p.50) - "Knight's powerful vocals add original interpretation and emotional firepower to Davis' sacred lyrics...and Campbell's facile fretwork does justice to Davis' Challenging guitar arrangements."
Living Blues (p.33) - "The 82-year-old singer is in remarkable voice and buoyant spirits throughout....Her sustains still ring out magnificently, her octave leaps land right on pitch, and her enunciation is as clear as finely polished crystal."
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Studio: M.C. Records
Record Label M.C. Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.77" Width: 5.05" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.16 lbs.
Release Date Jun 26, 2007
Publisher NEW DAY DIST. #131
ISBN 0012386650 ISBN13 0607735005821 UPC 607735005821
Reviews - What do customers think about Let Us Get Together?
No need to go to church Jun 20, 2008
What a great cd, the guitar work, the songwriting, the singing, where do I stop. there's nothing wrong with this cd, nothing
For those of you that are lasy / slow on Sunday morning and always dragging your feet to go to church, here's your reason not to go to church, just play this cd and your house will became the church, with out any doubt Gospel Music at is best.
Older and better Jan 5, 2008
Great singing. Great playing. Great feel. All straight from the heart. That's the big advantage of getting older, I guess - you throw away the crap, and just go for the jugular. Marie Knight is fabulous.
Glorious! Dec 12, 2007
Indeed, the best of the year! Thank you, Miss Knight, for your glorious singing of the Reverend Gary Davis's songs...and thanks to all involved for this marvelous cd. To those who have not yet heard it, listen!
Stunning tribute to Rev. Gary Davis Aug 13, 2007
Fans of Sister Rosetta Tharpe may be familiar with the name Marie Knight whose alto could be heard with Tharpe's soprano and guitar on such records as "Up Above My Head," "I Hear Music" and "Didn't It Rain". Knight, who had her own gospel hit with "Gospel Train," was located and participated in MC Records highly praised tribute to Tharpe, "Shout, Sister, Shout," and is now featured on a stunning new MC records release, "Let Us Get Together: A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis." Produced by Larry Campbell, who played lead guitar and other instruments in Bob Dylan's Band from 1997-2004 but has played with numerous acts such as Paul Simon and Willie Nelson. Campbell in the early 1970's became obsessed with Rev. Gary Davis' music and as he shows on this release, is a marvelous guitarist in the Piedmont fingerstyle approach. His guitar is the foundation for Knight who still remains a vigorous vocalist that invests her renditions of ""Lord I Feel Like Goin' On," "I Belong To The Band," "Samson & Delilah," "I Am The Light Of This World," "12 Gates," and "Death Don't Have No Mercy," with such fervor. Perhaps her range is diminished a tad with age but her phrasing and delivery belies her age. Five selections are solo including "Lord I fell Like Goin' On" and "Samson and Delilah," while several, including "I Am the Light of the World," have a backing band that may get occasionally messy but do not detract from the exuberance and celebration. Catherine Russell contributes an effective backing vocal here while Kim Wilson adds harmonica in addition to the rhythm to "Twelve Gates to The City," and "Death Don't Have No Mercy." The latter track is the recording's longest and Knight is compelling on this spellbinding performance that is perhaps the highlight of a truly excellent disc. In addition, there is a short Quicktime video which gives Marie Knight a chance to tell us about herself and she is as vivacious as in her performances. Gary Davis' memory is served well by this disc that is also a reminder that the magnificent Ms. Knight is alive and very well. One of the best discs in any genre this writer has heard this year.